Beach Holidays Cornwall


A luxury cottage Cornwall favourite, Trebarwith Strand child friendly beach and dog friendly beach 20 mins drive from The Cottage

Trebarwith Strand, a family and surfing favourite beach on the North Cornwall coast, only 20 mins drive from The Cottage, Trelash

Fabulous Beach Holidays in Cornwall in no particular order………..

Northcott Mouth, Poughill, Bude EX23 9EL

  • We love it because it is so ruggedly beautiful.
  • National Trust owned.
  • A rocky cove only sandy at low tide.
  • Great rock pools for children and good for surfing.
  • Honesty box car park
  • No toilets.
  • Tea caravan in summer months.

Tel: 01288 354240

Distance: 14 miles (24 mins)

Website: Northcott Mouth

Crooklets Beach, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LE

  • Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality  
  • Wide golden sand at low tide
  • Ideal rock-pooling
  • Popular with surfers and home to Bude Surf Life Saving Club
  • Good facilities.

Distance: 13 miles (20 mins)

Website: Crooklets Beach Bude

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, EX23 8HN

  • Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality  
  • Less than 5 mins walk from Bude centre.
  • Car park leads directly to sand dunes.
  • Popular with families and surfers.
  • Natural sea pool.
  • Level access
  • Toilets
  • Beach café
  • Disabled access and toilets.

    Beach Holidays Cornwall. Bude Natural Sea Pool from Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages a luxury cottage Cornwall

    The natural sea pool in Bude

Tel:  Bude Tourist Board 01288 354240

Distance: 13 miles (20 mins)

Website: Summerleaze Beach, Bude

Sandymouth, Stibb, Sandymouth, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9HW

  • Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality When the tide is at its lowest, it is possible to take in the spectacular coastline between Bude and Sandymouth by walking the two miles along the beach. Returning by the coast path makes it a very pleasant, circular walk.
  • Sandymouth is a National Trust beach and has a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces at the top of the cliff.
  • The walk down to the shore leads you through a quite steep and narrow path, with some steps, which makes Sandymouth unsuitable for those who are less mobile.
  • This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets and surf-hire.

Distance: 16 miles (25 mins)

Website: Sandymouth Beach

Widemouth Bay – Marine Drive, Bude EX23 0AW

  • Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality
  • Voted one of the top 20 Best British Beaches by The World Travel Guide.
  • A very long open bay popular with families.
  • Lots of rock pools at low tide.
  • Good for surfers; beginners to experienced.
  • Can get very busy during the summer months

    Beach Holidays Cornwall. Widemouth Bay 19mins drive from The Cottage available from Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages

    North Cornwall’s coastal footpath provides breath-taking views

Distance: 10.8 miles (19 mins)

Website: Widemouth Bay

Crackington Haven, Crackington Haven, EX23 0JG

  • A small unspoiled, cove great for surfing (life guarded during the summer season).
  • Fabulous setting beneath sky-scraper cliffs
  • A lovely all year round beach, though pebbly at high tide.
  • A bistro cafe, family pub, toilet facilities and a small shop for beach items
  • Our most local and well loved beach

    Beach Holidays Cornwall. Surfing in North Cornwall 17 minutes from our Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages. Luxury Cottages Cornwall

    Surfing in North Cornwall 17 minutes from The Cottage

  • Beach Holidays Cornwall: Children body surfing at Crackington Haven a beach local to our luxury cottage Cornwall

    Children body board surfing at Crackington Haven Beach

Distance: 7.5 miles (10-14 mins)

Website: Crackington Haven Beach

Trebarwith Strand Beach, Trebarwith, Tintagel, PL34 0HB

  • Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality.
  • This really popular sandy beach is completely covered at high tide, access is over rocks
  • A café opens during the main holiday seasons.
  • The Port William pub, on the cliff above, has beautiful views out to sea and Gull Rock. Good for sunsets.
  • Great surf for Intermediate and experienced surfers only
  • Another one of our favourites

    Dog Friendly Beaches: Trebarwith Strand a year round dog friendly beach close to Luxury Cornwall holiday Cottages

    Trebarwith Strand a year round dog friendly beach

Distance: 11.5 miles (20 mins)

Website:  Trebarwith Strand

Bossiney Haven, Tintagel, PL34 0BA

  • A secluded, sheltered and picturesque cove with spectacular scenery, located just north of Tintagel, “off the beaten track” as far as holiday beaches go. Excellent beach at low tide and generally a quiet escape
  • Car park
  • Access to beach is via a steep ½ mile path and steps from the car park (10min walk). Unsuitable for pushchairs.
  • Toilets (at top of cliff next to parking area)
  • No Life guard cover
  • At high tide there is no beach. As the waters recede the sand stretches from Bossiney Haven around the headland to the neighbouring sands of Benoath Cove
  • The lack of Life guards and the steep descent to the beach, means that you must apply a degree of caution and common sense in terms of personal safety and this is not a beach that is advisable for very young children.
  • Bossiney Haven is famous for the Elephant shape cliff formation – see if you can spot it.
  • At the right hand side of the cove there is a large cave about 60 feet high at the entrance but only 15–20 feet wide which opens up into a large cavern with two more caverns which become very dark. The cave continues after this point but the floor becomes rock and very uneven. Proceed with caution and beware are the incoming tide.
  • Dogs allowed all year round
  • Distance: 9.5 miles (18 mins)
Beach Holidays Cornwall. Dog Friendly beach at Bossiney Haven, Tintagel, A secluded sandy cove on the North Cornwall coast a few minutes from 5 star awarded luxury holiday cottages from Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Bossinney Haven, near Tintagel


  • Tregardock is situated halfway between Tintagel and Port Isaac
  • It is one of the quietest sandy beaches in North Cornwall due to its location at the end of a long footpath with a climb down rocks onto the beach, making it inaccessible to many.
  • The sandy beach is completely covered at high tide but a series of small coves becomes one long sandy beach at low tide. The cliffs behind the beach are sheer, high and punctuated with caves and overhangs. A waterfall cascades down the cliffs at the northern end of the beach.
  • Keep an eye on the incoming tide to avoid getting cut off.
  • No lifeguard cover
  • No facilities
  • No dogs Easter Day to 1st October
  • There are limited parking spaces along the roadside near Treligga Farm
  • Distance: 11.9 miles (23 mins)

PORT QUIN, near Port Isaac

Lovely cove (National Trust Owned) See details in NT section

  • Dogs allowed all year round
  • Distance:  34 min (17.8 mi) via B3314

Very large sandy beach, gets very busy in the summer, particularly with surfers.

  • No dogs Easter Sunday to 30th September
  • Distance:  35 min (19.3 mi) via B3314
DAYMER BAY, Trebetherwick,  PL27 6LB

Beautiful sandy beach, well worth the drive

  • Dogs allowed all year round
  • Distance:  39 min (20.6 mi) via B3314
Beach Holidays Cornwall enjoyed at Rock Beach a few minutes drive from our Luxury Holiday Cottages Cornwall. Luxury Cottages Cornwall

Sailing, surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, wind surfing, sand surfing…all in North Cornwall

Lovely beach, popular for sailing and water sports (not surfing). Rock is a long, sandy beach on the east side of the Camel estuary, opposite Padstow. At low tide the sand stretches all the way from Porthilly cove north to Daymer Bay. There is a passenger ferry connecting Rock and Padstow. Important: No Lifeguard

  • Dogs allowed all year round
  • Distance:  37 min (21.2 miles) via B3314

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