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Beach


Cornwall is surrounded by water and it's south west positioning makes the weather generally milder than the rest of the country, it's no suprise then that as you are never more than 16 miles away from the coast most local people and visitors alike are in love with the ocean and miles of sandy beaches on offer.

There really is something for everyone, on the North coast the beaches are long with golden sands you will spend the day in amazement watching experienced surfers taking on the Atlantic waves,  you could be joining them if you book surfing lessons with us - go on give it a go!!!

The South Coast is a slightly different scene small coves and sheltered secluded beaches offer a whole array of water based fun with activities like kayaking and sailing.

On both coast's kids and adults always enjoy the most common activities such as rock pooling, crabbing, building sandcastles and not forgetting beach games. 

The best part of going to the beach is that it's free and it's something the whole family will enjoy. 

We have put together a list of our favourate beaches click the link below to search for more.

North Coast

Fistral Beach

Located in Newquay Fistral beach is the surfing mecca of Cornwall it's the place to learn to surf.  It holds many of the national and international surfing competitions through out the year, the beach is long and sandy with low lying rocks either side a great place for rock pooling.  It has fantastic amenities including a cafe, bar, showers, toilets, shops and board hire.

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth beach has 3 miles of sand and is popular among families.  There is a natural open air pool which is filled with fresh water at full tide and warmed by the sun through out the day.  The beach has a pub called the watering hole that serves food daily and often has live bands on in the evening.

It's the perfect place for surfing, snorkelling and sailing and has a shallow river that young kids love to play in.

Watergate Bay

A Large expanse of fine golden sand at the foot of steep cliffs, guarantees it is never overcrowded. At low tide the beach is two and a half miles long and it is possible to walk all of the way to Newquay. There are also plenty of rock pools for the children to play in as well as designated safe swimming areas in the sea.

A popular beach with kite surfing, windsurfing and once a year hosts a spectacular beach polo tournament. 
 
There is a variety of good places to eat like The Venus Cafe that specialises in producing good quaility local produce and Jamie Oliver's inspired restaurant Fifeteen.

South Coast

Maenporth Beach

Located close to Falmouth and is set between two headlands giving it good shelter, the sandy beach slopes gently and has shallow water which is perfect for small children.  The beach has a shop and there is a very nice restaurant opposite that is popular with the locals.

Gyllyngvase Beach

Is the largest beach in Falmouth. It has golden sands and tranquil seas making this an ideal choice for families. At low tide there are lots of rock pools which prove very popular with children wo will be able to find an array of sea life including winkles, shrimps and crabs. The beach is disabled friendly, with a sand chair to the beach and this can also be used to enable entry into the sea. Please note this does have to be pre-booked and can be done by calling (01326)312884

Sennen Cove

Located very near to Lands End and the Minack Theatre,  it's an ideal choice for a whole day out. With over 1 mile of golden sands and at low tide you will find lots of rock pools which are great for entertaining the kids. Due to the postioning of the beach it's great for surfing and caters for any level. Sennen also has a beach bar, restaurant and shops.

Take a look at this website for a full list of Cornwalls beaches

http://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/

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