Why not explore the great bays of West Cornwall this year? The peninsular here, boasts not one, but two magnificent bays. They’re set on either coast, yet almost within sight of each other: Mounts Bay and St Ives Bay.
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
There are a number of short circular walks from Perranuthnoe with some enchanting views down over St Michael’s Mount.
I’m afraid our ambition to walk around Mounts Bay this winter, was scuppered by lockdown but there are some perfect strolls around some of our favourite haunts close to home.
Piskies Cove is part of a spectacular cluster of sheltered coves known as Prussia cove in West Cornwall.
Trace the artfully cut paths across the gently shelving slate ledges to explore a classic Cornish cove at its very best.
The rugged cove of Porthmeor is breathtakingly beautiful. Porthmeor Cove combines the twin accolades of World Heritage site, in an area of Special Scientific interest.
If you are fit, have good walking boots and enjoy a challenge, with the reward of peace and solitude, then this is for you.
A trio of walks lead to Nanjizal Beach and The Song of the Sea across spectacular cliff top scenery. This magical sea cave has a sheltered turquoise lagoon within sound of the Atlantic breakers of Land’s End
Logan Rock presides over a beautiful stretch of coastline with dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches
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
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