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A guide to Cornwall’s Best Beaches

Onna Boden

St Ives is a pretty special place, and many of the guests at our luxury accommodation come back time and time again. If you caught up with our Guide to St Ives Beaches you’ll know we have plenty of beautiful beaches right here in St Ives. However, if you’re returning for a second visit there’s a few further afield that we think are worth the trip... 

 

Porthcurno

Porthcurno is one of the most breathtaking beaches in all of Cornwall. Just an hours drive from our holiday cottages it’s the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic and your bucket and spades and soak in the sun all day long. The water is so incredibly clear and bright turquoise that it looks more like the Caribbean than Cornwall. The beach is a family friendly but it’s a bit of a walk from the car park so it’s not the best for prams or wheelchairs.

Awards: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Lifeguard Service: 10am-6pm between 19th May and 30th September.

Parking: Yes but it fills up quick in summer.

Dogs: Seasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October.

Toilets: Yes, near the car park.

Kynance Cove

What makes Kynance Cove so unique is that it only really exists at low tide. As the tide goes out it reveals all sorts of caves, coves and hidden treasures which changes slightly every time you go, ideal for those with a more adventurous spirit. It’s is an hour drive from the apartments and a lengthy walk from the car park to the beach, so it’s not the easiest to get to but worth it for it’s unique beauty. Don’t forget to check the tide times before you go!

Awards: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Lifeguard Service: No.

Parking: Yes.

Dogs: Seasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October.

Toilets: Yes.

Sennen Cove

Sennen sits right on the Atlantic Ocean making it a surfers paradise. There’s a surf school right on the beach with board hire and lessons available to all and with almost a mile of golden white sand there’s plenty of room for sunbathing and games. It’s only a 45 minute drive from The Sail Loft's luxury holiday apartments so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Awards: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Lifeguard Service: 10am-6pm from 5th May to 30th. September as well as Easter bank holiday.

Parking: Yes.

Dogs: Seasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October.

Toilets: Yes.

These are just a few of the many special beaches in Cornwall, and each time you come back to stay in our luxury self catering apartments you can explore something new. Don’t forget we’re always happy to advise on directions, tide times or things to do!