A comprehensive guide to all the Cornish beaches
Cornwall has a unique and magical coastline with over 400
beaches that are accessible on foot. Collectively they are the most varied in
character of anywhere in the UK and arguably in the world.
The North Coast has iconic sandy beaches backed by either high windswept cliffs or sand dunes and exposed to the Atlantic swell and wind which produces outstanding surf.
By comparison the South Coast is more sheltered with wonderful coves and backed by a legendary coastal landscape with picturesque fishing harbours and stunning estuaries.
This site has detailed information on every beach however big or small. Just click on to the section of coastline of interest and then to the beach required. Alternatively click on to the A to Z list of beaches if the name of the beach or cove is known.
This website provides a wealth of valuable and useful information on Cornwall's Beaches but there are other websites the author would recommend for more detailed and specialist information not just on beaches but related subjects.
It is produced by Mike Hawkey with the aim of providing and sharing information that is ideal for leisure, tourism and education. It is supported by 'Cornwall Beach Information', a voluntary organisation he has set up with the purpose of keeping it up-to-date.
All the photographs were taken by Mike Hawkey, which together with the descriptions, are copyrighted. The Ordnance Survey Maps are reproduced under licence.
Whilst the author has visited every beach and researched all the information as thoroughly as possible he cannot be liable for the information contained in this site and any changes that may occur even though the site is regularly updated.
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