Best South Cornwall Beaches & Beauty Spots

South Cornwall

South Cornwall Beaches & Beauty Spots

Which part of Cornwall’s spectacular coastline is best for you?

Did you know Cornwall has over 400 beaches which are accessible on foot? It is part of what makes choosing an area difficult for your first visit, so we try to make it simpler for you..

The enchanting south coast beaches are more of the sheltered, pretty cove variety with picturesque fishing harbours and estuaries.

Stretching from Rame Head in the east to the Helford River in the west, this stretch of coast is a land of breath-taking contrasts, with a mild climate and safer swimming than the north.

The south coast is a little softer, more forgiving, though the beaches can be quite pebbly. Beaches are smaller, more compact, but perhaps also with a more intimate feel.

The waves are often smaller, too, as beaches here enjoy gentler, more sheltered sea, with clean water. Young children will enjoy playing in the numerous rockpools in the small coves.

There are also some wonderful towns to visit, such as the vibrant university town of Falmouth with its harbour.

Noted for their quality and variety, we list some of the best beaches for you here.