Do explore Porthgwarra! It is a charming fishing cove and hamlet within walking distance of Land’s End, yet a word away from the buzz of a major tourist destination
West Cornwall Beaches & Coves
Explore West Cornwall and the best beaches & Coves in with this blog. Try the list of Secret Cornwall - twelve secluded beaches to hunt out the best beaches or coves for perfect solitude. Or try the surfing vibe as the Atlantic rollers meet the extensive sands of Sennen just around the point from Land's End. Maybe the exquisite, seashell laden sand, of Porthcurno below the magical world famous Minack theatre would be your choice?
Perhaps the powder puff white sands of the of buzzy popular beaches of St Ives - Carbis bay. Porthminster, St Ives harbour and Porthmeor will temp you. Or maybe enjoy the breathtaking views over Gwinear Beach
Penberth Cove, an idyllic fishing hamlet is hidden in plain sight, here in West Cornwall. It is totally unspoilt and if you enjoy exploring special secret places then Penberth is a must of your bucket list.
Cape Cornwall towers above the sea, crowned by a statuesque mine chimney, with fabulous views from the summit back across the sea to Sennen and Land’s End.
Sennen Beach in February, with pale silky soft sands and relentless waves. Perfect to watch the surfers and iridescent plumes of vapour plunge to the shore
Logan Rock presides over a beautiful stretch of coastline with dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches
The bustling tourist destination of St Ives is so different from the quiet, laid back, world of Mounts Bay. We eased ourselves gently into the visit by taking the Train from Lelant Saltings
The perfect arc of golden sands of Porthminster beach marks the true gateway to St Ives. A beautiufl beach just below the railway station and a short stroll from the bustling harbour and town.
We explored Carbis Bay beach this week, with its powder puff sands and charming views over the expanse St Ives Bay. Our visit was just as autumn fades towards winter and reassuring out of season.
Kynance Cove truly does have a haunting beauty set below the undulating contours of enfolded green cliffs on the Lizard Peninsular. There is a soft sandy world of mysterious plazas, punctuated by towering stacks of gleaming dark serpentine, ready to explore Not to be missed when visiting Cornwall.
Trenow is one of the little sheltered coves that ring Perranuthnoe, within sight of Marazion and St Michael’s Mount.