Best beaches in North Cornwall

Cornwall, the surfing capitol of Great Britain, boasts some of the most beautiful and unique beaches in Europe.

The Cornish north coast hosts some of the worlds most notorious surfers on vast sandy beaches and hidden coves. Whether it is surfing, spectacular coastal views or a good ol’ Cornish pasty by the sea that makes you tick – why not try it on one of these hidden gems.



Porthcurno is an oasis of natural beauty in West Cornwall which is overlooked by the al fresco Minack theatre. Watch the sun set over the sea while watching an evening performance of the ballet while the sea crashes against rocks on the beach below. Alternatively sit on the beach which is enclosed by cliffs and look up at the old theatre which is weaved into the cliffs.




Crantock is the place to be for sandcastles and surfing. It is located in a quaint Cornish village near Newquay and has some of the finest sand Cornwall has to offer. Crantock is a great beach to bring the family for a picnic and a sandcastle competition.

Sennen Cove Beach

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Sennen Cove is the first (or last, depending on perspective) beach in England. It is a great place to stop off for a quick dip on your way to Lands End (the most western point of England). It holds some of the bluest waters Cornwall has to offer.




Perranporth spans three miles of golden sand. It is the largest and most scenic of beaches on the north coast of Cornwall. Take shelter from the wind in its large sand dunes, refresh yourself at the pub on the beach, The Wateringhole, or just dive head-first into the refreshingly chilly British seas. The summer is the best time to visit the beach with seasonal events such as Tunes in the Dunes music festival.


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Watergate is one of the best surfing beaches in Britain, so if you are searching for the surf look no further. This beach is not one to be left off the list. Whether you are  surfer or a spectator, Watergate is home to many British sporting events. Grab a Cornish cream ice-cream or a traditional pasty and sit on the beach watching some of the worlds best surfers.


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