Beaches in Marazion, Penzance and west Cornwall
You’re never too far from a beach in Cornwall, with the coastline encircling the county – from the dramatic surf of the Atlantic on the north coast, to sheltered golden-sand bays and smugglers’ coves in the south. Experience the beaches of Penwith through rockpooling, learning to surf, yoga at sunrise or a dip in the sea.
The village of Perranuthnoe, located just under two miles along the South West Coast Path from Marazion, is home to a spacious beach at low tide. A favourite with locals, the beach is generally well sheltered throughout the summer and is ideal for exploring the surrounding coves. Catch a decent south-coast swell and this location has the perfect conditions for a surf.
With St Michael’s Mount being the focal point of the bay, Marazion Beach is a popular location all year round, with a broad expanse of beach at low tide that stretches across to Longrock. Due to its location within Mount’s Bay, the beach not only provides safe, calm, clean water for bathers, with RNLI lifeguards patrolling the beach in the summer months, but it’s also becoming ever-popular with an array of water-sports enthusiasts. Learn how to kitesurf or paddleboard, explore the rockpools, or scour the shores for driftwood and sea glass.
A beautiful expanse sandy beach and a surfing hot spot, with a surf school directly on the beach.
From impressive sand dunes and swells from the Atlantic, 3 miles of golden sands, the iconic Godrevy lighthouse and a popular hangout for seals and an array of wildlife – Godrevy beach has something to entertain everyone.
Often mistaken in photographs to be a tropical location in an exotic country, Porthcurno beach is well known for its glimmering, sapphire blue and crystal-clear seas, fringed by the sunshine yellow of its sands. Venture up to the Minack Theatre, where a bird’s eye view of the beach is visible – and absolutely breath-taking on any day of the year.
A popular beach for surfers all year round. At low tide, the beach stretches from Hayle Towans to Godrevy, with caves and rockpools dotted along the way, and the South West Coast Path lining the clifftops. With impressive sand dunes and swells from the Atlantic, three miles of golden sand, the iconic Godrevy lighthouse and an array of wildlife, there’s something to please everyone.
Just around the corner from Sennen Cove is a popular surf spot for locals, that is accessible if walking the South West Coast Path, across Sennen beach at low-tide, or via a somewhat steep decline from a car-park up on the cliffs. A favourite spot for beach barbeques in the summer.