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

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

Flushing Cove – The Lizard

Flushing Cove – The Lizard – Flushing Cove – The Lizard

An early morning view of Flushing Cove which lies on the banks of Gillan Creek. This beach is always quiet as there isn’t really anywhere to park. Most visitors are just passing through whilst walking the coast path.

In the distance you can just make out St Anthony-in-Meneage church which sits on the opposite bank of the creek.

Sat Nav: TR12 6HQ

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

Maenporth Beach – Falmouth

Maenporth Beach – Falmouth – Maenporth Beach – Falmouth

The gently sloping beach has shallow water which is great for children.  Situated approximately two miles south-southwest of Falmouth, Maenporth beach faces east across Falmouth Bay with views towards Pendennis Castle and the lighthouse on St Anthony Head.  Neighbouring beaches include Swanpool and Gyllyngvase.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Sat Nav: TR11 5HN

Swanpool Beach – Falmouth

Swanpool Beach – Falmouth – Swanpool Beach – Falmouth

Swanpool is a sandy cove on the outskirts of Falmouth and proud of its friendly, fun and welcoming environment.  The Beach Cafe is open all year with our good home made food and cakes and a very unique range of quirky ice-creams. During colder months you can also keep yourself warm with a mexican poncho and a hot water bottle!

You can walk the dogs on leads and take the kids around Swanpool nature reserve to feed the ducks and the swans.

There’s a large carpark, 18 hole crazy golf course and a safe beach for all you swimmers! You can put the kids on the fun bouncer or hire kayaks, or simply relax on the beach.

There’s also a watersports school for hire and tuition of the following; Sailing, Coasteering, Windsurfing, Kayaking and more…

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Sat Nav: TR11 5BG