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West Cornwall Beaches – Group Travel & Bespoke Individual Luxury Tours

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West Cornwall’s beaches offer up a rich variety from spacious expanses of golden sand to sheltered coves. Many such as those found in St Ives, Marazion and Porthcurno easily accessible coves making them popular with families.

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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Portreath Beach, Portreath – This large sandy beach is set in a deep valley with high cliffs. Portreath Beach is popular with families and surfers and in particular bodyboarders.

There is a seasonal dog ban between Easter Sunday and the 30th September.

Godrevy, Hayle – Hayle has nearly 5km of golden sandy beaches and at the northern most point is Godrevy with its famous Lighthouse on an island just off the coast. Managed by the National Trust the dramatic landscape of Godrevy is just as great to visit on a warm summer’s day as on a stormy winter’s day.

Dogs are welcome except between 1st May- 30th September (8.00am -7.00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Red River and the lighthouse.

Gwithian Towans Beach, Hayle – Gwithian Beach is connected to Godrevy, backed by sand dunes it is a favourite with surfers. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools for families to explore. Access to the beach is along paths through the sand dunes.

Dogs are welcome except between 1st May -30th September (8.00am-7.00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Ceres Rock and Red River.

Mexico Towans Beach, Hayle – it starts at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary and is backed by magnificent sand dunes. The word ‘towans’ means sand dunes in Cornish.  The beach offers excellent swimming and surfing in designated zones.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Hayle Towans –  is also known as Upton Towans and can be accessed from several different places in Hayle. You shouldn’t swim in the areas adjacent to the river estuary though as there could be dangerous currents.  This impressive stretch of golden sand rarely gets crowded and is ideal for sand yachts and kite buggies.

Dogs are welcome on the beach except between the 1st May – 30th September (8.00am-7.00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Hayle River and Black Cliffs.

Carbis Bay, St Ives – Carbis Bay Beach is one of Cornwall’s 8 Blue Flag Beaches with safe bathing, turquoise water and subtropical plants it is a beautiful location. Just 1.5km east of St Ives, the beach rarely has any surf so it is an ideal spot for families with young children. The beach is open to the public even though it is owned and managed by the Carbis Bay Hotel.

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September when a seasonal dog ban is in place. However morning dog walks between 5am-8am are allowed.

Porthminster Beach, St Ives – Porthminster Beach is just a short walk from the centre of St Ives it is a crescent of golden sand with views to Godrevy Lighthouse. With the mildest climate in the UK, palm trees and clear turquoise water there is definitely a tropical feel. This Blue Flag beach is a family favourite with safe swimming, deckchairs to relax in, 18 hole mini golf and cafes.

Parking can be difficult in St Ives, so park at Lelant or St Erth and take the scenic train along the coast to the beach.

Dogs are welcome except between the first Sunday before Easter and the 30th September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Porthmeor, St Ives – Porthmeor Beach situated in St Ives in the shadow of the Iconic Tate St Ives building, this Blue Flag Beach is one of Cornwall’s finest sandy beaches. Perfect for families, swimmers and surfers and so close to the town centre of St Ives.

Parking can be difficult in St Ives, so park at Lelant or St Erth and take the scenic train along the coast to the beach.

Dogs are welcome except between the first Sunday before Easter and the 30th September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Portheras Cove Beach, Land’s End – Between Morvah and Pendeen this beach isn’t easy to find, this sandy cove is off the beaten track at the end of a small valley. The beach is popular with local body boarders.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Sennen Cove Beach, Land’s End – Sennen Cove is situated just around the corner from Land’s End, the beach is known as Whitesands Bay and the 1.6km of fine white sand stretches to the neighbouring Gwenver Beach. This is Cornwall’s most westerly surfing beach and there are plenty of facilities here.

Dogs are allowed except between 1st May- 30th September (8.00am -7.00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Porthgwarra Beach, Porthcurno – This secluded cove with a small beach is just around the corner from Porthcurno. There are plenty of interesting rock pools and caves to explore.

Dogs are allowed all year except from Easter Sunday – 30th September, when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Porthcurno Beach – is in the far west of Cornwall has gorgeous soft white sand, sea that turns turquoise in the sunshine and backed by high cliffs. It is popular with families and the stream that runs down to the sea is popular with children for paddling in. On the cliffs above the beach is the famous Minack Theatre and the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is located near to the car park.

Dogs are welcome on the beach except between 1st May -30th September (8.00am-7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Lamorna Cove Beach – Lamorna Cove is on the South West Coast Path between Mousehole and Porthcurno, the small pebble beach is an ideal place for swimming and a good spot for scuba diving.

Dogs are welcome except from Easter Sunday- 30th September when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Long Rock, Penzance – A safe and sandy beach which is popular with locals as it is easily accessible from the town of Penzance. Swimming is safe here and it is also a popular spot for windsurfing.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Marazion Beach –  has the most spectacular view of St Michael’s Mount and the bay beyond. At low tide you can walk across the granite causeway to the island. The long sandy beach at Marazion is safe and popular with families. As well as rock pools to explore, it is popular for sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing.

Dogs are welcome except between 1st May-30th September (8.00am-7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Perranuthnoe Beach, Penzance – Perranuthnoe Beach is about 1.5km east of Marazion, with views towards St Michael’s Mount. This flat sandy beach is also known as Perran Sands and is often confused with a beach of the same name at Perranporth on the north coast.

Dogs are allowed on the beach except between 1st May-30th September (8.00 am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Prussia Cove, Penzance – Prussia Cove which is also known as Bessy’s Cove is a small romantic cove which was once the home of the Carter family who were famous smugglers in the 18thC.

Dogs are allowed all year round.

Kenneggy Sands Beach – It can be reached at low tide from Praa Sands, but it is also reached by a winding cliff top footpath with a final descent using chained ladders. The beach is not suitable for disabled people, small children or pushchairs, only those with a keen sense of adventure!

Dogs are allowed all year, but access can be difficult.

Praa Sands Beach, Penzance – This lovely white sandy beach is backed by sand dunes and is easily accessible; it is a great beach for families with plenty of facilities.

Dogs are allowed on the beach except between Easter Sunday – 30th September (7.00am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal ban in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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