Family Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Beaches in Cornwall that have lifeguard cover, nearby parking / toilets and lots of amenities to keep everybody entertained!


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Carbis Bay beach on the outskirts of St Ives in West Cornwall

Carbis Bay Beach

A beautiful sheltered bay, surrounded by lush greenery with a direct train link to the town of St Ives.

St Ives View Beach Directions

Fistral beach in Newquay Cornwall

Fistral Beach

Home to UK surfing, Fistral Beach has a buzzing atmosphere and a surfers paradise.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Gyllyngvase Beach Panorama - Falmouth Cornwall

Gyllyngvase Beach

A popular, blue flag status beach located right in the heart of the bustling marine town of Falmouth.

Falmouth View Beach Directions

Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow in North Cornwall

Harlyn Bay Beach

It’s sheltered location and excellent water quality (MCS recommended) make Harlyn Bay a popular beach with families and is considered one of the safest beaches in Cornwall. This protection from the open ocean offers perfect conditions for exciting coastal activities such as surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering, which are organised and run by the local […]

Padstow View Beach Directions

Mawgan Porth beach near Newquay Cornwall

Mawgan Porth Beach

Beautiful unspoilt beach 5 miles north of Newquay

Newquay View Beach Directions

Perranporth Beach in Cornwall

Perranporth Beach

One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations with a 3 mile stretch of golden sand.

Perranporth View Beach Directions

Polzeath beach in North Cornwall

Polzeath Beach

Polzeath is a popular beach resort near Wadebridge on the north coast of Cornwall with lots of amenities close by.

Padstow View Beach Directions

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives West Cornwall

Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor is St Ives largest beach, home to the Tate Gallery and popular with surfers.

St Ives View Beach Directions

Porthminster beach in St Ives Cornwall

Porthminster Beach

A few steps from St Ives railway station, Porthminster is a great family beach with calm sheltered waters.

St Ives View Beach Directions

Porthtowan Beach St Agnes Cornwall

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach is a firm favourite with local surfers enjoying the atlantic swells and holiday makers alike.

St Agnes View Beach Directions

Praa Sands Beach near Penzance in West Cornwall

Praa Sands Beach

A gorgeous mile long stretch of white sand with crystal clear shallow waters near Penzance in West Cornwall.

Penzance View Beach Directions

Sennen Cove Beach in West Cornwall

Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove Beach is located near Lands End.

Lands End View Beach Directions

Watergate Bay beach in Newquay Cornwall

Watergate Bay Beach

A glorious two mile stretch of golden sand with aqua seas, backed by dramatic steep cliffs with lots of activities available.

Newquay View Beach Directions