North & South Coast

Coastline & Beaches

You can’t have a Cornish holiday without visiting one of our glorious sandy beaches! The great news is that our central location means you’ll be able to feel the sand between your toes on any number of beaches on both the South and North Coast of Cornwall. Here are just a few ideas of where you might want to head.

12 Miles


You’ll find Crantock beach close to the world-famous surfing town of Newquay. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s great if heading into the water for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and wind-surfing. You can hire boards and canoe on the beach.

12 Miles

Chapel Porth

Chapel Porth is owned and looked after by the National Trust and as a piece of Cornish history, the Wheal Coates tin mine are perched on the cliffs above (a great walk at any time of the year!). There’s a great local café on the beach with must-try ice cream!

13 Miles

Carne Beach

You’ll find Carne beach on the South coast of Cornwall in an area known as the Roseland Peninsula. It’s sheltered by Nare Head, which rises 300 feet over the bay and is particularly popular with walkers and those looking for shelter from windier days!

15 miles

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is just three miles from Newquay and offers two miles of golden sandy beach at low tide. If you’re heading here then you’ll enjoy great surfing, kite surfing and lots of local eateries offering fantastic food.