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North Cornwall Beaches – Group Travel & Bespoke Individual Luxury Tours

Specialist Tour Operator for Cornwall and Southern England

Here you find our favorite beaches found on Cornwall’s dramatic North Coast. You’re never more than 25 miles from the sea and any tour of Cornwall should take in some of these amazing beaches and coastal views.

We are the only specialist full service inbound tour operator and DMC for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly catering for groups large and small, as well as luxury travel for individuals.

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The best beaches in North Cornwall

Widemouth Bay, Bude – The magnificent arc of Widemouth Bay is popular with families who enjoy the wide expanse of beach and the rock pools at low tide. Surfers enjoy the high rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastal path which runs along the low cliffs has excellent views.

Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the southern section of the beach (Black Rock). The northern part operates a seasonal dog ban between Easter Sunday and 30th September.

Crackington Haven – Crackington Haven is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, once an important small harbour it is now popular with families as the gently sloping beach is in an enclosed bay. There are spectacular views from the coastal path and Pencarrow Point at 224m is Cornwall’s highest cliff.

Dogs are welcome except between Easter Sunday and the 30 September when there is a seasonal dog ban.

Trebarwith Strand – Trebarwith Strand is just over 3km from Tintagel. The sandy beach is completely covered at high tide but at low tide it stretches out for 1.6km. It is a great family beach with plenty of facilities.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Polzeath, Wadebridge – Polzeath is a beautiful sandy beach and is one of the safest along this stretch of coast. This Blue Flag beach is popular with families and surfers alike. The gently shelving sand and the long slow breaking consistent waves make it an ideal beach for everyone. You may be lucky and see dolphins and seals here.

Dogs are welcome on the beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when there is a seasonal dog ban.

Daymer Bay, Rock, Wadebridge – Daymer Bay is a stunning sandy beach backed by sand dunes and has a slighty more secluded feel than its neighbours, Rock and Polzeath. There are excellent views across the Camel Estuary.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Harlyn Bay Beach, Padstow – Considered to be one of the best family beaches in Cornwall, Harlyn Bay is wide spacious beach of yellow sand backed and pebbles, with interesting rock pools and backed by sand dunes. It is an ideal location for learning to surf. There are lovely hikes to Trevose Head and Mother Ivey’s Bay.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Constantine Bay, Padstow – Constantine Bay has a reputation as being one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall; with soft pale sands it is also popular for swimming and rock-pooling.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

Bedruthan Steps Beach, Newquay – Bedruthan Steps beach is one of Cornwall’s more dramatic beaches; access to the beach is difficult- down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. The beautiful sandy beach is only accessible at low tide because it practically disappears at high tide. This amazing landscape must be seen on a visit to Cornwall, the views from the cliff tops across Bedruthan Steps are dramatic.

It is not safe to swim here at any time. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Watergate Bay, Newquay – Just under 5km from Newquay, Watergate Bay, is a large beach with over 3kms of golden sand. The beach is popular with surfers, kite surfers, families and activity lovers of all ages and abilities. There are plenty of rock pools to explore and a designated safe swimming area in the sea. The annual Surfing Championships are held here, as well as a music festival every August and Polo on the Beach in May.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

Fistral Beach, Newquay – Fistral Beach is one of the world’s top surfing destinations and Cornwall’s most popular beach. All of the UK’s surf competitions take place here. To the north of the beach is the Towan headland and to the south is the Pentire headland. The northern end of the beach has plenty of facilities, including the surf centre, toilets, cafes, surfboard and wetsuit hire and a golf course.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Holywell Bay, Newquay – This huge beach of golden sand is backed by grass tufted dunes and is a perfect beach for all of the family. There’s a lot of history to explore here too, an Iron Age castle on Kelsey Head, a Bronze Age mound on Cubert Common and the holy well in a cave on the beach. The beach is managed by the NationNorth Cornwall Baechesal Trust.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Lusty Glaze, Newquay – Located at the northern end of Newquay Bay, Lusty Glaze is set in a natural amphitheatre of caves over 60m high. Lusty Glaze was voted ‘Beach of the Year’ by The Times and The Sunday Times in 2017. During the summer months there is live music every night; it is one of the most breathtaking venues in the UK and a great place to watch the sunset, enjoy a drink and a meal and listen to the music.

There is a seasonal dog ban on the beach from 1st June – 1st September between the hours of 9am -6pm. However dogs are welcome in the bar and restaurant all year round.

Porthtowan Beach – Porthtowan is a favourite beach with families with plenty of facilities.  At low tide the sand stretches out nearly 2.5km and you can then walk to the nearby stunning beach of Chapel Porth, which is backed by dunes and dramatic cliffs where you will find the iconic Wheal Coates engine house.

There is a seasonal dog ban on the beach from Easter Sunday to 30th September

Perranporth Beach – Perranporth Beach is a huge beach with miles of golden sand, and at low tide with neighbouring Penhale sands this is the largest area of unbroken sand on the North Coast of Cornwall. The beach is right in the village of Perranporth, which is great for families, as all of the facilities which you would want are close by. The beach is great for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing or just relaxing.

Dogs must be kept on short leads between July and August 9am-5pm

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