Cornish beaches are rated some of the best in the world. Both properties are situated on the peninsula providing easy access to both coasts. The south coast is full of picturesque harbour villages whereas the north coast is lined with rugged cliffs with sandy surf beaches below. 


Godrevy/ Gwithian - An excellent sandy surf beach owned by the National Trust with golden sands stretching for 3 miles. Lovely walks around the cliffs and views of Godrevy lighthouse. Take a walk to seal cove - you won't be disappointed!

Hayle estuary - Beautiful golden sands and clear water, be wary of the rip currents.

Porthtowan - Another great surf spot with a golden sand beach. Walk over the rocks to your right (facing the sea) and you will find a secret pool to take a dip.

Porthmeor - A very popular beach in the heart of St Ives with crystal clear water and surf, with bustling shops and restaurants nearby. Arrive early to find somewhere to park. 

Carbis bay - A sheltered beach from the wind and waves with crystal clear waters and golden sand. It is a popular family beach with lots of facilities nearby. Arrive early to find a parking space.

Sennen/ Gwenver - Sandy beaches famous for their waves joining together at low tide. Sennen is family friendly whereas Gwenvor is a trek to the base of a cliff, making it quieter and extra special when you get there.


Praa Sands - A large beach with golden sand and one of the best surf spots on the south coast. Lifeguarded in summer. If you want peace and quiet walk to the western end of the beach (far away from the car park).

Perranuthnoe - A more gentle surf beach with great rockpools at either end of the beach to explore.

Marazion/ Long rock - A family friendly beach with safe (lifeguarded) waters to swim in and spectacular views of St Michaels Mount. Walk across the giants causeway to the Mount when the tide is low and explore the island castle.

Mousehole/ Newlyn - Quaint fishing villages with shops, fresh fish and harbour beaches.

Lamorna - A small harbour beach with beautiful coast path walks.

Porthcurno/ Pedn Vounder - Probably the most spectacular beach of them all! Fine white sand and crystal clear waters. Bring your walking shoes to make the trip to Pedn Vounder and swim in the lagoon, it's definitely worth it!