We recently asked our Holiday Tots families on social media what their favourite family-friendly beach was in Cornwall. Here are the top 8 favourite beaches as recommended by Holiday Tots families…
A popular beach for families during the summer, located in North of Cornwall, near Wadebridge. Sandy flat beach with shallow water, perfect for the kids. Surfing is also a thing to do here. Life guards during peak season. Lots of amenities close by, cafes, restaurants and shops. Dogs are not allowed between 15th May – 30th September, 10am – 6pm.
Trevone Bay Beach
Another popular beach for families and surfers, located in North Cornwall, nearest seaside town being Padstow. Sandy beach with sheltered alcoves, rock pools and stunning coastal views. Life guards during peak season. Trevone Bay Beach backs onto Trevone village with amenities. Dogs are not allowed between 15th May – 30th September, 10am – 6pm.
Trebarwith Strand Beach
Located in North Cornwall between the popular villages Port Issac and Tintagel. Popular with families holidaying but best known with the locals as a surfers beach. At low tide the beach extends almost a mile, with rock pools to play in and caves to explore, however as the tide pushes in, it all disappears leaving just rocks as its base. Life guards during peak season. Dogs allowed all year round. The beach has been used in films due to its scenic beauty.
Lusty Glaze Beach
This is a privately owned beach on the North Cornish coast, in Newquay, which is open to the public at no extra cost. Sandy cove, smaller than its neighbouring beaches. There is an adventure centre with activites such as surfing, rock climbing and abseiling. Life guard during peak season. Dogs are not allowed between 31st May – 30th September.
Daymer Bay Beach
A bay and beach on the east side of the River Camel estuary in North Cornwall. The nearest village is Rock and is located 2 miles from Polzeath, It is a fairly sheltered cove with shallow waters so there are no life guards here. Backed by dunes and sandhills. Dogs allowed all year round.
One of Cornwall’s best known and popular beaches, 2 miles east of St Agnes & 7 miles from Newquay. Sandy beach with rock pools, caves and a stream. Amenities within the seaside village, Perranporth and there is a pub on the beach. Lifeguards during peak season. Dogs allowed all year round but must be kept on the lead in July and August 9am – 5pm.
Popular spot for locals and tourists, 7 miles from the seaside village St Ives. 3 miles of sandy beach that stretches from the Hayle Estuary to Gwithan Towans and Godrevy Point. Restaurant, shops and pubs in Hayle Town. Dogs are banned on the beach from Harveys Towans to Black Cliffs from 1st July – 31st August 10am – 6pm.
East Looe Beach
Very popular family beach, sits directly in front of the old town Looe, in East Cornwall. It is a sandy south-facing beach with shallow waters. Being so close to the town means it can get busy in the summer months. No lifeguard, dogs are banned all year round.
So, there you have it, eight Cornwall beaches, recommend by families from experience. Head over to Holiday Tots for a selection of family friendly accommodations in Cornwall.