Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
PLEASE NOTE: Overnight stays are currently not allowed. Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention will be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. Check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your walks. UPDATED JUNE 2020.
Looking for sea, sand and (finger and toes crossed) sun? Then look no further. Here’s the definitive list of the best beaches in Cornwall. The UK’s most south-westerly county (some locals prefer to call it a country) has always been synonymous with that quintessential English holiday. But it’s not all buckets and spades and pasties: Cornwall has 300 miles of coastline that includes some of the best beaches in the UK. There are sweeping swathes of pale sand, thrill-factor waves, secluded coves, dramatic cliffs, quaint fishing villages and hypnotic views. And when the sun shines it can feel more like the Bahamas than Blighty. Oh, and there are pasties, did we mention the pasties?
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