Which part of Cornwall’s spectacular coastline is best for you?
West Cornwall’s beaches, from St Ives round to Praa Sands
and Prussia Cove are famed for their immense variety, but also the perfectly clear water. From iconic sandy beaches to sheltered coves, the beaches here are surely some of the best in the world.
Take stunning Porthcurno (next to the Minack Theatre
) and Kynance Cove (one of the most photographed beaches in Cornwall) which offer turquoise sea on sparkling sand, while stormy Porthleven probably gives the best waves in Cornwall on a southerly swell.
Many of the beaches are easily accessible; most are spacious or sheltered, all benefiting from the remarkable light which has attracted many creatives here, for the west of Cornwall is also a land of storytelling, myths and legends.
An area of impressive headlands, there are some secrets tucked away such as lovely Lamorna with its pub, the Wink, once popular with smugglers.
With well-worth-visiting little fishing villages such as Mousehole (pronounced Mouzle) the west provides a peaceful retreat in low season.
Atmospheric fishing coves, rock pools, and isolated beaches mean there are many secrets for you to discover. Here are some suggestions.
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