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Best Beaches In Plymouth

We've rounded up the best beaches in Plymouth in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 54 Plymouth beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Portwrinkle Beach

  • Torpoint
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Portwrinkle beach in Cornwall, you get not only one, but two fantastic beaches! Once you head down the steps to the shore, there’s Portwrinkle bea...

Seaton Beach

  • Torpoint
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Seaton beach in Cornwall, a pebbled beach that the little ones will love exploring, with rock pools and even a little river, there’s loa...

Bigbury on Sea Beach

  • Modbury
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This blue flag awarded beach is a perfect spot for a family day out, with safe swimming away from the river, on the gently shelving sands. Canoeing a...

The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary. Take the s...

Millendreath Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day out at a quiet and remote sandy beach in Cornwall? Millendreath beach is a great find, and at low tide you’ll find a long, soft and sandy...

Thurlestone Sands

  • Thurlestone
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Thurlestone Sands with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusi...

Talland Bay Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Taking a trip to Talland Bay means you get not one, but two lively sheltered beaches, Talland Sands and Rotterdam beach.  One is sandy and one is roc...

Polperro Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Polperro beach in Cornwall, a gorgeous tiny sandy beach in a picturesque fishing village with white-washed cottages, it’s the perfect sp...



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Lantic Bay

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re an active family, Lantic Bay in Cornwall should definitely be on your list! With amazing views and a great seafront, it’ll create great mem...

Readymoney Cove Beach

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Readymoney Cove beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s sheltered by some cliffs, making it the perfect place for a splash about in the...

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach

  • Torcross
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach offers a pebbly beach no good for sand castling but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end, inclu...

Blackpool Sands

  • Dartmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is one of the most picturesque, perfectly formed beaches in the country: a crescent two thirds of a mile long with coarse golden sand and aquama...

Polkerris Beach

  • Polkerris
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore the idyllic Polkerris beach in Cornwall, a fantastic sandy cove, that’s perfect to splash about in the water.  This little sandy cove is shel...

Charlestown Beach

  • Charlestown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Charlestown beach in Cornwall, a delightful little sandy and shingle beach that little explorers will love.  The beach is perfect for bravin...

Pentewan Beach

  • Pentewan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a glorious beach with white sands and crystal clear sea, look no further! Pentewan beach in Cornwall is a great spot for the li...

Mevagissey Beach

  • Mevagissey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Mevagissey beach in Cornwall, a delightful little harbour set in a fishing village, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing family day out by t...

Portmellon Beach

  • Mevagissey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Portmellon beach in Cornwall, you’ll be instantly greeted by the shore, as the beach comes right up to the road. This sandy little shore is a grea...

Gorran Haven Beach

  • Gorran Haven
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in Cornwall? Look no further than Gorran Haven beach, a sheltered sandy beach that’s perfect to take the family pet...

Boscastle Beach

  • Boscastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Boscastle harbour beach in Cornwall, a sweet little harbour that’s perfect for a relaxing seaside day out.  Boscastle bay is set in a sweet...

Trebarwith Strand Beach

  • Delabole
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Trebarwith Strand beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall where the kids will find endless things to do. The best thing? It’s dog friendly a...

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