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Best Beaches of West Cornwall

30 August 2019

Cornwall’s beaches are rated amongst the best in the world. There’s a wealth of activities to enjoy on our beautiful beaches, from surfing to watersports, from building sandcastles with the kids to enjoying a drink at a beach bar.

Porthcurno - With gorgeous white sands and turquoise waters gleaming under the sun, this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall. High cliffs on both sides provide shelter from the wind, and the world-famous Minack Theatre looks down onto the beach.

Marazion - We have to mention the beach right here in the village. With the best views of St Michael’s Mount and out to Mount’s Bay – one of the most beautiful bays in the UK – Marazion beach is not to be missed. Chill out relaxing in the sand dunes, or indulge in some more energetic pursuits trying out windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and sailing.

Perranuthnoe - Perranuthnoe beach is located on the south coast just a mile from us in Marazion, and commands amazing views of St Michael’s Mount.  

Praa Sands - Great for families and surfers alike, the mile-long sandy beach is backed with sheltering sand dunes. Enjoy the views over to the Lizard Peninsula while having a coffee in the café overlooking the beach.

Sennen Beach - One of the biggest and the best, this is the most westerly place to go surfing. The beach is long and sandy, and there’s a small harbour nearby to enjoy a bite to eat or an ice cream.

Gwthian - Gwithian offers a broad spacious sandy beach popular for surfing and is rarely crowded. There are great walks along this stretch of beach. Neighbouring beaches include Godrevy, Mexico Towans, Upton Towans and Hayle Towans.