South West England

Things to Do: Beaches

Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall (South Coast)

Popular beaches with lots of facilities.

More information on: Mounts Bay

The beaches in Penzance are a mixture of sand and pebbles. Access is very easy and all the facilities you require are close by. There is an open air public swimming pool close by on the promenade. Great views of beautiful St Michaels Mount.

Seaton Beach, Nr Looe, Cornwall (South Coast)

Large south facing beach of sand, shingle and pebbles

More information on: Seaton Beach

The beach is located at the bottom of the River Seaton valley and is popular with swimmers and surfers It’s also close to the Seaton Valley Countryside Park for anyone who wants a good excuse to get out of the sun.

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall (South Coast)

Sparkling rock pools - the stuff of childhood memories.

More information on: Castle Beach

A rocky, sandy beach west of Pendennis Point. Plenty of rock pools to play in and explore.

Gorran Haven Vault Beach, Gorran Haven, Cornwall (South Coast)

Long sandy beach beneath heather covered cliffs.

More information on: Gorran Haven Vault Beach

A long, sandy beach set beneath tall, heather covered cliffs. Although the access can be difficult it is a safe beach for familes.

Pentewan Sands Beach, Nr St Austell, Cornwall (South Coast)

A large sandy beach backed by a family holiday park

More information on: Pentewan Sands Beach

The beach is privately owned from 'cliff to cliff' but is excellent for swimming. Numerous activities take place on the water and sailing dinghies and canoes can be hired from the holiday park.

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