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.
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
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.
Sennen is the fabulous stretch of soft white sands that lies looking impossible beautiful between the Wolf Rock lighthouse, that guards Land’s End to the west and the jutting promontory of Cape Cornwall to the east. Perfect for a Sunday picnic in fact!
We visited the traditional sea side beach of Praa Sands this sunday. Praa sands is the sort of place where children are busy making sandcastles above the tide line and surfers seek out the best waves on the horizon.
Explore the idyllic beaches and coves of a secret Cornwall just a comfortable stones throw away from the bustle of the tourism trail and yet a world apart.
We could almost feel the history simmering in the shadows as we walked down through the sheltered valley of Poltesco to visit Carleon Cove on the Lizard Peninsula at the end of the summer.
As the winter days stretch out before us I’ve found myself looking fondly back to the memories of our autumn beach adventures.
A wonderful way to end the day is a walk along the beach in the sunset and for us it should be an easy thing to plan. Perranuthnoe’s Beach is just at the bottom of the village
Porthcurno has beach of perfect shell laden sands below honeyed granite cliffs. With the imposing backdrop of the world famous Minack Theatre