Cornwall Tourism Guide

Cornwall’s Beaches

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful and the warmest places in England and its beaches attract sunbathers and surfers every year without fail. Bude in Cornwall is an extremely popular destination for many people and attracts plenty of surfers each year. Bude’s wonderfully sandy beaches are in the north of Cornwall and whether you want to surf, swim or sunbathe this is the best place to be. There are plenty of bed and breakfast establishments and holiday cottages in Cornwall, many of them close to the beach and with wonderful sea views.

Probably the classic surfing beach in Cornwall is out at Newquay. Fistral beach in Newquay is a Mecca for British surfers and you can either have a go yourself or just lie back and watch the professionals zip across the waves. Watergate Bay is another beach in Cornwall where there are water sports galore and fun for all the family. If you want to learn how to water ski like the professionals then Watergate Bay is the place to go as they have a surfing school in the summer. The beach at Watergate Bay is one of the largest in Cornwall and doesn’t tend to get as crowded as some of the better known beaches.

If the day is windy then you can still enjoy the sandy beaches at Cornwall, just take a stroll or a bus down to Polzeath or Porthcothan beaches, both of which offer shelter from the winds. If stunning coastline is what you are really after on your trip to Cornwall then Bedruthan steps offers some stunning views. No matter where you go in Cornwall there is always somewhere serving the famous cream tea and this shouldn’t be missed, especially after a strenuous afternoon watching the surfers on the beach.

Saltash Beach in the south east of Cornwall is also known as the gateway to the area and lies across the River Tamar there are some beautiful views across the river and you might want to enjoy a canoeing trip across it. From Saltash Beach it is not far to the busy resort of Looe in Cornwall and all the sights and sounds that the area has to offer.

No matter which of Cornwall’s beautiful beaches you decide to visit there is plenty of accommodation to suit most budgets and all needs. Whether you want to stay in a top hotel or at one of the many camping and caravan sites, you’re bound to enjoy your stay.

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