Cornwall Beach Challenge

Crackington Haven Beach, Cornwall

Cornwall Beach Challenge

So Cornwall is renowned for its glorious coastline and beaches – it’s what draws over 4 million tourists to the county every year.

I’ve lived in Cornwall for over two years now and I’m lucky enough to live a five minute walk from a lovely coved beach known for great surfing. When contemplating the fact I will be leaving my home near the beach and moving out of Cornwall it made me think how much have I made use of not only my beach on the door step, but the other 100’s of beaches and coves Cornwall has to offer – cue the Cornwall Beach Challenge!

I set about researching Cornwall’s best known and highest ranked beaches and have made myself a list of the top ones that are frequently mentioned on various Cornish guides and travel websites. The list of the top 40 are below. Whilst I’m lucky I’ve been to a handful of them (12 from the list), the majority I haven’t. My challenge is to tick off as many of these beautiful Cornish beaches as I can before I leave Cornwall in a few months’ time. I plan to visit them, enjoy them and then post what I think of them and any tips I might come across for visiting them. Wish me luck!

Just click on the name of the beach to see my thoughts on it.

  1. Kynance Cove ✔
  2. Porthcurno  ✔ .                                            (15.07.17)
  3. Sennen Cove ✔                                           (09.07.17)
  4. Praa Sands ✔                                              (29.05.17)
  5. Gyllyngvase Beach ✔
  6. Perranporth ✔
  7. Watergate Bay ✔
  8. Gwithian Towans Beach ✔                          (28.05.17)
  9. Crantock ✔
  10. Carbis Bay
  11. Porthminster Bay
  12. Marazion Beach ✔                                       (29.05.17)
  13. Porthpean Beach
  14. Porthluney Cove
  15. Summerleaze ✔
  16. Fistral Beach ✔
  17. Porthmeor ✔
  18. Godrevy ✔
  19. Harlyn Bay
  20. Mawgan Porth
  21. Treyarnon Beach
  22. Charlestown Beach ✔                                   (13.08.17)
  23. Cadgwith Cove ✔
  24. Coverack Beach
  25. Trebarwith Beach
  26. The Strangles
  27. Daymer Bay Beach
  28. Gwynver Beach ✔                                            (08.07.17)
  29. Lansallos Beach
  30. Porthtowan ✔                                                   (04.06.17)
  31. Porthgwidden
  32. Porth Joke Beach ✔                                        (17.06.17)
  33. Pendower Beach
  34. Porthgwarra ✔                                                 (09.07.17)
  35. Chapel Porth ✔
  36. Polurrian Cove
  37. Porthscatho
  38. Rinsey Cove (Porthcew)
  39. Crackington Haven ✔                                       (Feb 2019)
  40. Porthcurnick Beach

Feel free to let me know what your favourite Cornish beach is or any tips you have for visiting any of them. Just pop your comments in the box below.

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