Cornwall Beaches - Falmouth, Gyllyngvase, Lizard Peninsula, Mullion Cove, Church Cove, & Kynance Cove

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Lizard Peninsula & Falmouth Beaches
Mullion Cove, Kennack Sands & Swanpool
 

Lizard Point is Great Britain's most southerly point. The peninsula offers spectacular coastal scenery as well as some excellent family beaches including Kynance Cove with its fine white sand.

 

 

The popular harbour town of Falmouth offers plenty of accommodation, pubs/restaurants, shops and café's as well as regular ferry trips across the bay to St Mawes with its magnificent castle. To the south of the town is Falmouth Bay which offers some great family beaches including Swanpool and Gyllyngvase.

 
Mullion Cove - Cornwall
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MULLION COVE

 

  • Car park 5 min walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

Very small harbourside beach at low tide only. West facing. The attractive National Trust harbour is the principal reason to visit the cove. 5 minute inclined walk from the car park.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 01' 03.32"
W5º 15' 04.89"

 
Kynance Cove - Cornwall
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KYNANCE COVE

 

  • Car park 10 min walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

A popular, attractive south west facing beach of fine white sand. Though largely covered at high tide, there are many surrounding area on which to picnic and sit. The beach is reached after a ten minute walk using unmade paths and steps which will prove difficult for those with pushchairs.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N49º 58' 31.98"
W5º 13' 52.56"

 
Cadgwith - Cornwall
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CADGWITH

 

  • Car park 5 min walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter - October

Two small east facing beaches in front of an attractive fishing village. The main beach is home to the village's fishing boats and consists of grey shingle.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N49º 59' 22.34"
W5º 11' 22.34"

 
Kennack Sands - Cornwall
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KENNACK SANDS

 

  • Car park overlooking the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter - October

A large, popular beach of sand and rocks, especially at low tide. South east facing. Surrounding grassy areas are a good alternative for sunbathing when the tide is high. Flat and easy access from parking area.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 00' 20.40"
W5º 09' 49.40"

 
Coverack Beach - Cornwall
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COVERACK

 

  • Car park short walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

Overlooked by an attractive fishing village, this small east facing beach of sand and rocks is largely covered at high tide. Easily accessible via a short walk from car park.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 01' 33.84"
W5º 05' 51.81"

 
Porthoustock Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHOUSTOCK

 

  • Car Park
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed

Limited east facing beach of stone and shingle flanked by granite quarry workings. Parking on the beach. Popular with divers departing for the offshore Manacles Rocks.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 03' 21.33"
W5º 03' 53.38"

 
Porthallow Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHALLOW

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A limited grey sand beach with stones and shingle. East facing. Attractive, in many ways, more as a fishing village than a bathing area. Cars may be parked alongside the boats on the beach.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 04' 05.48"
W5º 04' 45.76"

 
Maenporth Beach - Cornwall
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MAENPORTH

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

An attractive east facing sandy cove, sheltered between small headlands. Flat and easy access from adjacent parking. A great location for walking the coastal path, north towards Falmoth and south towards Rosemullion Head.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 07' 31.27"
W5º 05' 39.14"

 
Swanpool Beach - Cornwall
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SWANPOOL

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

Sheltered east facing sandy cove on the outskirts of Falmouth. Easy level access from adjacent parking.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 08' 26.05"
W5º 04' 37.83"

 
Gyllyngvase Beach - Cornwall
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GYLLYNGVASE

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

Falmouth's largest and most popular beach, consisting of a fine crescent of sand backed by well kept gardens. Popular with families for its safe bathing and size. Level access from adjacent parking. South east facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 08' 42.50"
W5º 04' 10.82"

 
Castle Beach - Cornwall
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CASTLE

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

A limited area of sand compared with its Gyllyngvase neighbour, but of interest for its extensive rock pools which are worth exploring at low tide. South facing. Adjacent parking allows easy access via short flight of steps.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 08' 52.65"
W5º 03' 26.87"

 

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