Lands End & Mounts Bay Beaches, Cornwall
- Gwenver Beach
Gwenver Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach near Sennen in the far west of Cornwall. It sits in a relatively secluded spot at the foot of Trevedra cliff in Whitesand Bay. It is normally significantly quieter than its neighbour, Sennen Cove, with which beach Gwenver links at low tides. At high tides the steep slope of Gwenver beach into the sea can make it dangerous.
- Lamorna Cove Beach
Lamorna Cove Beach is a sheltered cove on the Penwith peninsula in west Cornwall. The small, pebbly beach in Lamorna’s harbour is strewn with granite boulders. The most frequent visitors to the beach are walkers of the South West Coast Path and swimmers.
- Long Rock Beach
Penzance is a large harbour town in Mounts Bay, west Cornwall. To the north of the town, at low tide Long Rock Beach stretches to Marazion, from where St Michael’s Mount can be accessed. Long Rock is a sand and pebble beach, particularly popular with families.
- Marazion Beach (St Michael’s Mount)
Marazion beach in Cornwall provides access, via a causeway at low tide or by boat at high tide, to the stunning St Michael’s Mount, the picturesque Cornish island hosting a medieval castle and sub-tropical gardens. Views of the mount and Mounts Bay from Marazion are spectacular.
- Mousehole Beach
Mousehole is a picturesque Cornish fishing village near Penzance in west Cornwall. Mousehole Beach is a small area of east-facing sand and pebbles which is accessible at low tide, in the working harbour of Mousehole.
- Nanjizal Beach (Mill Bay)
Nanjizal Beach is a quiet, secluded beach with difficult access near Lands End. Because of its’ remote location it is more popular with Cornwall’s coastal path walkers than with sun worshippers or surfers.
- Perranuthnoe Beach (Perran Sands)
Perranuthnoe beach is located around a mile to the east of Marazion in Cornwall, on the eastern edge of Mounts Bay. At low tide Perranuthnoe is a predominantly sandy beach with some shingle. At high tide the beach is almost entirely reclaimed by the sea. The beach is a popular one with surfers.
- Porth Nanven Cove
Porth Nanven Cove is situated at the end of the Cot Valley in the far west of Cornwall, near the town of St Just. Two small, west-facing beaches sit in the cove, which lies approximately 5 miles due north of Lands End. Both beaches are predominantly rocky, with some sand revealed at low tides.
- Porthchapel Beach
Porthchapel Beach is a south-west-facing beach lying in a sheltered location between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra on Cornwall’s far south west coast. The quiet, sandy beach at Porthchapel lies around 3 miles from Lands End and 8 miles from Penzance as the crow flies.
- Porthcurno Beach
Porthcurno Beach is a south-east-facing beach around 3 miles from Lands End and 8 miles from Penzance in the far west of Cornwall. The easy access, soft white sands and clear blue/green waters of the beach make it a popular destination for fun and sun-seeking holiday-makers.
- Portheras Cove Beach
Portheras Cove Beach is a secluded, north-facing beach on the Penwith peninsula in the far west of Cornwall. It is a little-known, locals’ beach around the midpoint of the coastal path between Lands End and St Ives.
- Porthgwarra Beach
Porthgwarra Beach is a small, sandy beach nestling in a secluded cove on the Penwith peninsula in west Cornwall. Much of the beach, which is south-facing, is reclaimed by the sea at high tides. At low tides there are rock pools, and two man-made tunnels which run through the cliffs, to explore.
- Praa Sands
Praa Sands is a mile-long, south-west-facing beach on the eastern edge of Mounts Bay, Cornwall, approximately 7 miles from Penzance and 5 miles from Helston. It is a popular beach for families, swimmers and surfers.
- Priests Cove Beach
Priests Cove Beach sits in the shadow of Cape Cornwall on Cornwall’s west coast. Priests Cove is a south-facing pebble beach set in a small fishing cove. Fine Atlantic views can be enjoyed from the cliff tops above the beach.
- Sennen Cove
Sennen Cove Beach lies little more than a mile from Lands End in Cornwall, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. It is a long, north west-facing, sandy beach (bookended by areas populated by rock pools), popular with surfers and families alike.
- St Loys Cove Beach
St Loys is a small, remote cove in Penwith, west Cornwall, in which sits a rocky beach. St Loys Cove Beach sits at the mouth of a wooded valley, in the shadow of Boscawen Point headland. The cove is a little-known sun trap, which the vegetation of the area reflects.