in Cornwall….

from Lizard Point to Duckpool

  1. Polpeor, The Lizard – a small gravelly beach, subject to freak waves and strong currents. Parking up above, cafe and toilets. Dog friendly.
  2. Pentreath, The Lizard – a long mostly sandy beach, very quiet as difficult to access, small car park up above. Dog friendly.IMG_1095
  3. Kynance Cove, The Lizard – a lovely sandy cove only accessible for a few hours either side of low tide, very popular and busy, steep (more gentle access on foot using cafe service road). Large NT car park up above. Toilets and cafe on beach. Seasonal dog ban. Highly Recommended.
  4. Polurrian Cove, Mullion – a lovely sandy beach. No facilities. Seasonal dog ban. Recommend.
  5. Poldhu, Mullion – a lovely sandy beach, very popular. Car park, cafe and toilets. Seasonal dog ban. Recommended.
  6. Church Cove, Gunwalloe – sandy sheltered beach, very popular. NT car park, toilets and cafe. Seasonal dog ban. Recommended.
  7. Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe – more for playing in the rock pools but some sandy patches – next to Church Cove so same facilities. Dog friendly.
  8. Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes – small cove, completely covered at high tide, sand at low tide.  Parking and facilities in village.  Busy during peak times.IMG_0191
  9. Trevellas Porth, Cross Coombe – mostly rocky little cove but with lovely sandy bits exposed at low tide, rock pools.  Small car park, no other facilities. Dog friendly.IMG_0193
  10. Perranporth, lovely long sandy beach, popular for surfers.  Busy near town and facilities but quieter further along.  Main beach has seasonal dog ban.  Recommended.IMG_0217
  11. Holywell Bay – lovely wide sandy bay, backed with dunes and common land, brilliant for dog walking.  Few facilities at back of beach.  Recommend.fullsizeoutput_ce4
  12. Porth Joke, Cubert – lovely sandy, deep cove, small NT car park but no other facilities. Dog friendly. Highly recommended.
  13. Crantock Beach, lovely sandy surfing beach, wide river running through with strong current.  Facilities in village.  Recommend.fullsizeoutput_ce0
  14. Porth Beach, Newquay – smallish sandy cove on outskirts (north) of Newquay.  No immediate facilities but not far away.fullsizeoutput_ce6
  15. Watergate Bay, Newquay – a lovely long sandy beach, though mostly disappears at high tide. Car park, toilets, cafes and shops. Seasonal dog ban. Highly recommended.
  16. Mawgan Porth – nice sandy cove, very busy. Car park, toilet, cafes and shops.
  17. Bedruthen Steps – lovely sandy beach but very tidal and steep steps to access – no access at high tide and danger of having to clamber over rocks to get off beach.  NT parking and facilities above.fullsizeoutput_ce8
  18. Pentire Steps – other end of Bed Steps only accessible from Bed Steps at low tide – danger of getting cut off.  Facilities only at Bed Steps.fullsizeoutput_cea
  19. Porth Mear – stony beach, dog friendly, no fac ilities.fullsizeoutput_cec
  20. Rock Beach – thin sandy beach with pebbles – access round to Daymer at low tide.  Very busy, facilities in Rock.fullsizeoutput_cee
  21. Daymer Bay – sheltered sandy cove.  St Ennodoc Church worth a look.  Facilities.fullsizeoutput_cf0
  22. Polzeath (Hayle Bay) – very busy surfing beach, very deep with wet sand.  Facilities.IMG_0426
  23. Port Isaac – Stoney beach with some sand at low tide, fishing cove.  Facilities though parking up at top of village.fullsizeoutput_cf2
  24. Tintagel – small beach at low tide only.  Facilities in village half a mile away.  Castle.fullsizeoutput_cf4
  25. Boscastle Harbour – not really a beach but access to river / harbour.  Facilities.  Dog friendly.fullsizeoutput_cf6
  26. The Strangles – a lovely sandy cove at low tide, difficult access ending in a rope!  No facilities close by.  Dog friendly.
  27. The Strand – next cove along from The Strangles, only accessible at low tide from The Strangles, sand exposed at low tide but rocky access to sea.  No Facilities.IMG_4179
  28. Crackington Haven- a mostly stony cove with some sand. Car park, toilets, cafes and shops.
  29. Millook – small stoney cove.  Facilities.  Dof friendly.fullsizeoutput_cfa
  30. Widemouth Sand – long beach with mix of sand and rocky outcrops.  Facilities.fullsizeoutput_cf8
  31. Salthouse Beach – north end of Widemouth Sand, seperated by rocky outcrop.  Dog friendly and access to sea over rocks.  Same facitlies as above.IMG_5530
  32. Bude – a lovely long sandy beach. Town facilities close by. Seasonal dog ban on parts of beach. Highly recommended.
  33. Northcott Beach – round the corner and at low tide part of the lovely sandy beach at Bude. No facilities.
  34. Sandymouth- a lovely sandy long strip of beach at low tide, backed by rocky outcrop and then strip of pebbly beach (also at high tide) nearest the cliffs, with a couple of waterfalls off the cliffs. NT car park, cafe (seasonal) and toilets. Highly recommended- personal favourite.
  35. Duckpool- mostly rocky and stony beach, some sand at low tide. No facilities but NT car park close by. Dog friendly.

from Saltash to Lizard Point

  1. Porthoustock- mostly stony beach, some sand at low water. Cafe, toilets and parking. Dog friendly.
  2. Coverack – a lovely sandy bay at low tide. Parking, toilets, shops and cafes. Dogs on leads all year. Recommended.
  3. Kennack, Kuggar – two lovely greyish sandy beaches, second beach quieter and dog friendly. First beach can be very busy, has parking, cafe and toilets. Recommended.
  4. Cadgwith – two small coves both mostly shingle and rocks. Little beach has seasonal dog ban. The main fishing beach is a working beach and us dog friendly. Toilets, shops and cafes close by, car park short (steepish) walk away.
  5. Housel Bay – a beautiful sandy cove at low tide, access down steep steps and over some large rocks. Seasonal dog ban. Hotel up above but no direct parking or facilities, though Lizard village only a mile away. Highly recommended.