Our Favourite Beaches

Cornwall is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in
the UK and here at Country View
Cottages
we are lucky to have a number of golden sands not far from our doorstep.

Just a short drive from our Carnebo
Barns and Luxury Yurts
we have around 70 miles of golden coastline to
explore and some great beaches within a 15 minute drive.

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is best known for surfing and you can easily
hire a board for the day or grab yourself a lesson with one of the highly
skilled instructors at the surf school . Not a keen surfer? Don’t worry there are dedicated safe
swimming areas between the red & yellow flags and with no seasonal dog ban
your four legged friend can also join in on the fun.

With free parking from 6.30pm you can head down to the much
loved Fistral Beach Bar
to watch the sunset while sipping on an ice cold beer or mojito, before dining
in one of the outstanding restaurants including Rick Stein Fistral, The Stable and The Fish House. There is also Bodhi’s Beach Cafe at the other end
off the beach, which offers a fresh & exciting atmosphere with stunning
views and a locally sourced menu.

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth
Beach
©Alex Li 

At low tide Perranporth beach and Penhale sands join together
to form one of the largest stretches of golden sands on the North coast. The seaside
town bustling with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs this is the perfect place
for a day trip with the family and is only a 6 minute drive from our cottages.
There is plenty of parking by the beach and in the town.

Perranporth is also home to the UK’s only bar on the beach The Watering hole which serves a
wide range of food and drink throughout the year and enjoys live music all year
round makes this a must visit during your stay.

Porth Beach

Porth Beach ©Gina Lessiter  

Located just on the outskirts of Newquay is Porth Beach. A
popular beach for families, the large beach has rock pools to play in and a
little river that runs down the beach which is perfect for keep an eye on the
little ones that want to have a splash about.

The beach is lifeguarded from May to September 10am – 6pm
and no surfing is allowed during these times.

Towan Beach  

In the heart of Newquay you will find Towan beach, the flat
and sandy beach is walled by the harbour and ‘the island’ this is a lovely
sheltered beach that is great for families. When the tide is out you can stroll
along the beaches of Great Western and Tolcarne as it opens into one huge
beach.

The beach is very close to the town and it does have easy
access.  The Blue Reef Aquarium is set
just above the beach and is a great attraction for the young and old alike.

There is no parking at the beach itself, parking is located
in the town just a short stroll away, which just a 10 minute drive away from
the cottages.

Tresooth
Farm Barns
are just a short drive away from the bustling port of Falmouth
on the south coast , with its calm seas, secret coves and Mediterranean climate
you a certain to have the most relaxing time.

Swanpool Beach

A delightful sandy cove that adjoins the Swanpool Lake Nature
Reserve is a pleasant, east facing sheltered beach. There are excellent
facilities including an award winning beach cafe that offers a range
of home-made food and quirky ice creams as well as a fun activity centre
offering kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding just to name a few.
During the summer there is a bouncy castle on the beach that will keep the kids
entertained (a small charge does apply)

Behind the beach is the beautiful lake which is home to over
100 species of birds and is home to the rare Trembling Sea Mat, which thrives
at Swanpool, and due to it being one of a kind in Britain it has given the lake
the status of Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Only a ten minute drive away from the barns, there is a
large car park that is priced at £2.00 per day that gives direct access to the
beach. There is no RNLI Lifeguard at this beach.

Gyllyngvase Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Falmouth and only a 12
minute drive away, this beach has been awarded a Blue Flag status, one of only six in
Cornwall. The beach is only a 10 minute stroll from Falmouth town, but for food
we would recommend the award winning Gylly
Beach Cafe
offering fantastic food with an amazing view.

The beach itself is popular with holiday makers and local
residents. The sandy crescent shaped beach is perfect for a spot of sun bathing
and swimming and at low tide there a lots of rock pools that can be explored
and Castle Beach can be reached.

There is a SUP centre
that operates from the beach and there is plenty of parking 100m away.

RNLI lifeguards operate on the beach from May – September.

Helford Passage Beach

Helford
Passage Beach
©Andy Hough
Photography
 

A south facing shingle beach is set in a designated area of
outstanding national beauty being located just by the mouth of the Helford
River. Helford Passage beach is only an 8 minute drive away from Tresooth.

The small beach sits below the 300 year old Ferry
Boat Inn
The rustic pub has a delightful menu of fish, seafood, light bites
& sandwiches, there are also some quaint beach front cottages that line
this beautiful backdrop.

The area is great for a spot of walking as the South West
Coastal Path runs close by, wildlife watching and boating. You can hire boats
by the hour and take a trip to the famous Frenchman’s Creek, which is just
around the corner and was the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the
same name.