Cornwall the sunniest place in the UK - with beaches and attractions around every corner and picturesque harbours that will make you reach for your camera.
Holidays in Cornwall are a must.
Coverack Beach – on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula, next to the fishing village of Coverack. A small picturesque harbour with small boats is well worth a visit. This is quite a remote part of the Cornish coast so rarely draws too much of a crowd beyond those staying in the area and a few locals. As the tide goes out a good-sized expanse of golden-white sand is revealed. A great beach for family fun and games.
Holywell Bay Beach - a mile-long sandy beach six miles west of Newquay. A great beach for family fun and games, may get busy in the summer months.
Kennack Sands – on the Lizard peninsula, is comprised of two beaches. The beach to the east is designated as a nature reserve so please treat it with respect, it can be reached via the footpath that runs along the back of the beach and over Carn Kennack. Kennack Sands has a big tidal range due to its shallow angle and regularly throws up 4 to 5 foot waves.
Praa Sands Beach – a large beach of fine golden sand, plenty of facilities and a seasonal lifeguard service. Right on the beach is a surf/beach shop and with great views over the surf is the Sandbar. One of the best known surf spots on Cornwall's south coast. The surf can get pretty big here and the waves are more powerful than a lot of other Cornish beaches. In winter this beach can produce some excellent waves. On the green behind the middle of the beach is a memorial to the crew of a British seaplane which crash landed here in 1943. The plane was heavily damaged by German planes over the Bay of Biscay, 800 miles away, but the pilot managed to get the plain home without loss of life.
Perranporth Beach – one of the best beaches in Cornwall. With a vast expanse of golden sand, great surf and great family fun. The beach backs right onto the village and there is a large car park about as close to the sand as you can get. This makes it pretty convenient for just parking up the car and spilling out onto the beach which is one of many reasons for Perranporth’s popularity. Whilst Perranporth can feel somewhat busy in the middle of summer it usually isn’t difficult to find a patch of sand to yourself.