Explore some of the pretty coves and villages on The Lizard and seek out the intriguingly named Gunwalloe Cove and Dollar Cove. Separated by the romantically named “The Church of Storms” Before travelling on to the popular beach of Poldhu fanious for the first radio signal
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
Perranuthnoe beach is a tempting tidal expanse of soft sands flanked by warm tamarisk framed terracotta cliffs. Perranuthnoe Beach is justifiably popular with locals, visitor and passing walkers all the year around.
I must say my first sight of Godrevy beach was simply breathtaking, with pale silky soft sands stretching away as far as the eye could see and a hint of sea vapour hanging in the air
This week we visited the secret sandy bay just beyond Prussia cove, known as Kennegy Beach a beautiful cove of pristine golden sands framed by heathland with farmland dipping down to the cliffs edge
Portheras Cove is hauntingly beautiful and only reached by walking along the coast footpath. Just perfect for a secluded day on the beach
Rinsey beach is just below Rinsey head tucked under the National Trust heathland between the harbour town of Porthleven and the popular expanse of golden beach of Praa Sands
Porth Chapel beach is idyllically set below tall granite cliffs, with sands of broken shells dipping to the sea – it’s just a short walk from St Levan, tucked between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra and quite near to Land’s End. It is just a perfect spot for an afternoon away form the tourist’s hot spots of Cornwall for a few hours of peace and near solitude.
For the last Bank Holiday of the year we walked from the farm to visit a nearby favourite cove to enjoy the summer sunshine, spurning the busy roads and we enjoyed two very special days of contrasts that must be the very essence of experience of Classic Cornwall.
We made a pilgrimage to The Lizard Peninsular yesterday to visit Kennack Sands – a sandy beach that held fond memories for Charles as the scene of many of boyhood adventures – although yesterday it might have been said to be a little more crowded these days!
October can often bring an Indian Summer and this was a perfect time for us to dally on the long swatherof silver gold sands of Sennen once more