South West England

Things to Do: Surfing and Bodyboarding

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.

More information on: Maenporth

The beautiful scenery and shallow waters at Maenporth make it a perfect beach for all to enjoy. The low cliffs shelter the beach from the wind and the beach has all the usual facilities you would expect, Explore the rock pools and at low water the Ben Asdale, the famous shipwreck of Maenporth, is visible.

Porthcurno Beach, Penzance, Cornwall (South Coast)

A small cove with golden white sand and striking cliffs

More information on: Porthcurno Beach

Owned by the National Trust this glorious beach offers golden white sand and turquoise blue sea. The outdoor patio area of the friendly beach side café is the perfect spot to enjoy a clotted cream tea and savour the views.

Praa Sands Beach, Nr Helston, Cornwall (South Coast)

Attractive, gently sloping, sandy beach backed by dunes and the village green

More information on: Praa Sands Beach

At both ends, the coastal path rises up over steep cliffs offering views towards Penzance and the Lizard peninsular. The bay is popular with families and surfers alike, having a south westerly aspect that receives Atlantic swells. Praa Sands stretches over one and a half miles.

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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