Take a stroll along the beautiful beaches in Cornwall

Equally perfect for quiet walks or soaking up the summer sun, the many beautiful beaches in Cornwall are what make this county so special.

At Poldown Caravan Park we’re fortunate to be close to some of Cornwall’s finest stretches of golden sand, many of which are pet friendly too.

From the large expanse of beach on the north coast’s Mexico Towans to the cosy bay of Poldhu Cove, there are so many beautiful beaches nearby. Here’s just some of our favourites…

Praa Sands, south coast

A wonderful destination if you have kids to entertain, they’ll love the beach which is great for sand castles, the shoreline is great for splashing about in and you won’t have to drag miles from the car park. Also it’s a pretty good stop off point just for a coffee where you can sit back and soak up the fun seaside vibe.


Sennen Cove, west Cornwall

Although a popular spot, so it can get very crowded, Sennen’s friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed day at the beach in one of the UK’s most breathtaking locations. With a long, sandy beach and small harbour the village combines fishing port with laid back surf style.


St Michael's MountMarazion, south coast

The stunning views out over St Michael’s Mount are reason enough to visit Marazion beach! Here you can enjoy a friendly, relaxing atmosphere and soak up the Cornish summer sun. Alternatively, Marazion beach is a great place for watersports, including windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing!


Porthminster, St IvesPorthminster Beach, St Ives

With an almost tropical feel in the summer, Porthminster beach is just a short walk from the centre of St Ives. Porthminster is a firm family favourite, with safe swimming available and also a fantastic local café serving up tasty treats!


Mexico Towans, Hayle

Located between Hayle Towans and Upton Towans beaches, Mexico Towans forms part of a four-mile stretch of sand that starts from the north of Hayle estuary. Mexico Towans beach is backed by magnificent sand dunes and offers excellent swimming and surfing in the designated zones. Dogs are allowed all year round.

Porthcurno, West Cornwall

Porthcurno beach has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. Described as paradise by some, Porthcurno boasts gorgeous fine, soft white sand and turquoise blue waters. This really is an oasis of stunning natural beauty and one of the finest hidden beaches in Cornwall.

Poldhu Cove

Poldhu Cove, Mullion, Lizard

This west-facing sandy beach is suitable for lots of fun activities from building sand castles to beach volleyball and rocks to explore at low tide and great for swimming, surfing and windsurfing (in the designated zone).

Want to know more? Check out Visit Cornwall’s ultimate guide to the county’s beaches

Cornwall's best beaches