The Best Cornish Beaches

The endless beautiful beaches which can be found amongst the Roseland Peninsulas vast coast line are thought by local people and tourists alike to be some of the most beautiful Cornwall has to offer. While the Roseland doesn’t provide as many amenities one may be used to and expect from an seaside resort town such as Newquay on the North Cornish coast it is favoured for its pristineness, its quietness and its pure unadulterated beauty.

Many of the beaches you will find in the Roseland are around the peninsula, these tend to be quite small but provide an intimate experience for all who attend. Being so remote it is asked that any rubbish you produce, you place in bins (many of the beaches here don’t have bins, in this case you may need to dispose of them at your holiday accommodation), though this would be expected anywhere it is especially important in Cornwall and the Roseland area in order to keep Cornwall beautiful. Many beaches are a short walk from a car park, therefore may be suitable for less able persons and the elderly traveller.

The National Trust operates one of my personal favourite beaches, Carne Beach. It’s a truly magnificent beach which spans approximately one mile. If you were to walk the beach, towards the west you would come in contact with Pendower Beach which at low tide provides a easy way to walk from one beach to the other. Amenities include parking for your car / bike and a toilet.

Porthbeor beach on the Roseland peninsula in C...

Another National Trust beach is Pendower Beach which is located further along the Peninsula of Carne beach it is so similar to Carne beach in both size and amenities that if sign posts didn’t exist I imagine people would wrongly think they are on Pendower, when in fact they are on Carne or visa versa.

St Mawes has several beaches, most if which are petite, these are my personal favourite as they are amongst the least populated and provide calm water for great swimming followed by lazing bathing on the beach. St Mawes is within easy reach of Falmouth and a regular ferry runs from the Prince of Wales pier.

Portscatho is quaint fishing village home to a Portscatho beach a mostly bolder riddled beach with islands of sandy areas for bathers. Amenities here include limited parking spaces and toilets.

Towan beach is a pebbly beach that lends itself to exploring children; there are numerous rock pools to explore when tides are low.

Porthbeor beach is yet another National Trust beach with beautiful expansive sand, it’s not recommended to trek down the steep cliff if your someone who doesn’t like heights, elderly or disabled, the view is still pretty good from above and there’s plenty more beaches.

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