For a lovely, south-facing sandy stretch on the Roseland Peninsula, you can’t ask for more than Pendower Beach.
Pendower is a National Trust beach sitting side by side with another one at Carne, which makes one long super-sandy stretch at low tide, with oodles of space for visitors to enjoy. You can park at either end, walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path and visit the village of Veryan while in the area. The nearby hotel is open to non-residents, should you fancy refreshments.
What a spot for a family beach day.
Swimming is safe on the incoming tide, but snorkelling, kite surfing and bodyboarding are also popular, too, as the sand does not slope too steeply into the water. The geology is also special, so check out the rocks.
Toilet facilities are nearby but Pendower is another one of those special Cornish beaches which is relatively unspoilt. When the sun shines and the tide is out, the beach has rock pools teeming with micro-marine life, and clean, flat sand. The Cornish chough has been sighted here so keep an eye out for these special black birds.
The beach is suitable for walking, sunbathing, swimming, horse riding and dog walking, all with superb views of the coastline, backed by rolling green hills, all blissfully unspoilt.
Let the Atlantic wash over your toes at this special spot which is relatively quiet even at the height of the summer.