Longrock Beach – Marazion

Longrock Beach – Marazion – Longrock Beach – Marazion

Favoured with Penzance locals as it is the most easily accessible stretch of sandy beach from town. Swimming here is particularly safe as it takes a lot of walking to get into even waist deep water and thhis is a popular spot for windsurfing. Marazion lifeguards keep en eye on the eastern end of the beach during the summer months.

Dogs are allowed all year round.

Sat Nav: TR20 9BJ

www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/west-cornwall/penzance/long-rock-beach

Mousehole Beach – Mousehole

Mousehole Beach – Mousehole – Mousehole Beach – Mousehole

Whilst being one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall Mousehole is not renowned for it’s beaches. However, there are two beaches here – a pebbly/rocky beach with a small pool on the Newlyn side of town, in front of the Old Coastguard Hotel and a small patch of sand in the harbour.

www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/west-cornwall/mousehole.htm

Sat Nav: TR19 6PL

Eastern Green Beach – Penzance

Eastern Green Beach – Penzance – Eastern Green Beach – Penzance

Penzance’s east beach starts at the appropriately named Station Rocks and follows the curve of Mount’s bay to Longrock.
What used to be one of Cornwall’s most polluted beaches is now almost as clean as any thanks to South West Water’s Clean Sweep program.
The beaches gently sloping bottom and sheltered aspect makes it one of the safest beaches around. In fact the slope is so gentle you have to walk out about half a mile to get out of your depth.
Access to the beach is either over the railway bridge or allong the footpath starting by Penzance bus station.
Eastern Green is generally quiet and quite local.

www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/west-cornwall/eastern-green.htm

Sat Nav: TR18 3DU

Battery Rocks Beach – Penzance

Battery Rocks Beach – Penzance – Battery Rocks Beach – Penzance

Like the neigbouring Promenade beach, Battery Rocks beach only exists on lower tides. Sitting between the historic South Pier and art deco Jubilee Pool this little stretch of sand and shingle is often overlooked. In fact it is empty more often than not. The only reason a lot of people know about it at all is that it was under threat from the Penzance Harbour regeneration plan a few years back.

As the name suggests the beach is just around the corner from Battery Rocks which are rock pool paradise. This is also a great spot for snorkelling when the tide is in.

www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/west-cornwall/battery-rocks.htm

Sat Nav: TR18 4FF

Penzance Promenade and coast

Penzance Promenade and coast – Penzance Promenade and Coast

Penzance Promenade stretches the seafront between the Jubilee Pool at the Eastern end and Newlyn to the West. With views spanning Mounts Bay it’s the idyllic place to take a stroll on a sunny summers day.

The Promenade was constructed in stages during the 1800’s with the Western end finished in 1893.

During it’s life the prom has played an integral part of leisure time in Penzance. The seafront was the centre of nightlife with the Winter Gardens and the Queens Taverns being the hottest nights out in their time.

In 1905 a new bandstand was built on the Promenade opposite the Queen’s Hotel, and the Pavilion Theatre opened nearby in 1911, complete with a roof garden and cafe. The theatre has since become an arcade and restaurant.

Today, the seafront has two children’s play parks, basket ball courts, a bowling green, an arcade and a smattering of restaurants and cafes.

http://www.purelypenzance.co.uk/thetown/penzance_promenade.html

Sat Nav: TR18 4FF

Kennack Sands – The Lizard

Kennack Sands – The Lizard – Kennack Sands – The Lizard

Kennack Sands, near the village of Kuggar on the Lizard peninsula, is comprised of two beaches with some grassy areas which are divided by the small hill of Carn Kennack and a shore rock feature called Caerverracks. The beach to the east is designated as a nature reserve so please treat it with respect, it can be reached via the footpath that runs along the back of the beach and over Carn Kennack.

Well known amoungst the surfing fraternity, Kennack Sands has a big tidal range due to its shallow angle and regularly throws up 4 to 5 foot waves. As is usual for beaches on the Lizard Peninsula, Kennack Sands also has its own shipwreck stories and the remains of vessels can be seen from Kennack Sands on especially low tides.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am – 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/good-beach-guide-2014/west-cornwall/helston/kennack-sands-beach

Sat Nav: TR12 7LT

Polurrian Cove – Mullion

Polurrian Cove – Mullion – Polurrian Cove – Mullion

Polurrian Cove lies close to the village of Mullion on The Lizard and is a southwest-facing beach with golden sand and patches of fine shingle.It is especially popular in summer with excellent cliff walks northwards along Angrouse Cliff towards Poldhu Cove and south towards Mullion Cove and its tiny harbour.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am – 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Sat Nav: TR12 7EN

Housel Bay Beach – The Lizard

Housel Bay Beach – The Lizard – Housel Bay Beach – The Lizard

Housel Bay Beach hosts one of the most southerly beaches in mainland Britain, just a half a mile from Lizard Point, Cornwall. A small, sandy beach is revealed only at low tides. At high tide the beach is entirely reclaimed by the sea and there is genuine danger in being cut off by the unforgiving tide.

The beach sits in a sheltered location in Housel Bay, at the foot of steep cliffs. Because of the extreme difficulty in accessing the beach and the dangers of the tide, it is not a beach suited to families or the less able bodied. The South West Coast Path passes Housel Bay, walkers along which will be rewarded with splendid coastal views en route to the Lizard Lighthouse.

Lizard Peninsula holiday cottages provide self catering holiday accommodation to visitors to the area. Holiday cottages in Helston(12 miles by road) and Falmouth (20 miles) offer further self catering options.

The nearest facilities and parking are to be found at Lizard Point, from where Housel Bay can be reached on foot (a little over half a mile in distance). Access to the beach is extremely difficult, via a steep path from the cliffs. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.

http://www.beachesincornwall.co.uk/lizard/houselbay/

Sat Nav: TR12 7PG

Poldhu Cove – Cury, The Lizard

Poldhu Cove – Cury, The Lizard – Poldhu Cove – Cury, The Lizard

Poldhu Cove, also known as Black Pool Cove, is a lovely west-facing sandy beach is suitable for lots of fun activities from building sand castles to beach volleyball and rocks to explore ast low tide and great for swimming, surfing and windsurfing (in the designated zone).

With the imposing former hotel on Poldhu Point to the south and the Mullion Golf course to the north access to the flat, sandy beach is from the car park across the road. A few hundred metres along the southern cliff (Angrouse Cliff) lies the monument to the great inventor Marconi who sent the first wireless signal.  Swimming and surfing is possible here taking care at low tide.

Poldhu Cove is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this thanks to their members, volunteers and donors.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am – 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Sat Nav: TR12 7HZ

Dollar Cove – The Lizard

Dollar Cove – The Lizard – Dollar Cove – The Lizard

Bring your metal detector as there’s rumoured to be treasure here.
The cove is named after the silver dollars that have occasionally been found from the wreck of a 17th century ship.
The rock formations here are of special interest with the contorted strata of the cliffs representing 1,000s of years of tectonic movement

Sat Nav: TR12 7QE

www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/helston-lizard-falmouth/dollar-cove.htm