Cornish Beaches

Cornwall’s beaches are world renowned with long sweeping beaches to dramatic cliffs and secluded coves. The beaches near Hay Barton are quieter compared to the bustle of the North Coast.

Beaches near Hay Barton

Carne Beach is Jill’s favourite beach and where her son became engaged!  A ten minute drive away, the beach has white sand and is set against the dramatic backdrop of Nare Head overlooking Gerrans Bay. The beach is safe for swimming and when the tide is out, you can walk for over a mile along to Pendower Beach.

Porthcurnick is an isolated sandy cove, backed by high cliffs and is a perfect place to dip in the sea. A short walk along the coastal path to Portscatho makes a perfect break from the sun to enjoy an ice cream in this pretty coastal village.

Porthbeor is a remote but stunning beach on the way to St Anthony’s head.  It  is renowned for having clear water and looks straight out to sea.

Further Afield

Kynance Cove  is one of the most dramatic pieces of coastline in England. On the Lizard Peninsula, steep steps lead down the serpentine studded cliff face to a strip of white sand with sea either side. A traditional beach café serves cream tea at the bottom. Truly worth the drive to see.

Porthcurno  is a wide sweeping cove, with spectacular stacked granite cliffs and some of the clearest water in Cornwall. Watch for passing basking sharks in the Summer and meander along the coastal path to visit the nearby Minnack Theatre.

Watergate Bay  is one of the North Coast’s finest beaches with over two miles of sand stretching out before you and plenty of surfers in the sea. The Beach Hut café is a rather classy place to stop to eat.


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