Penzance & West Cornwall Beaches

Explore the best beaches in Penzance & West Cornwall

Discover the best beaches in and around Penzance with St Ives Penzance’s guide to West Cornwall beaches. Follow this guide along Cornwall’s South coast from Praa Sands to Porthgwarra Beach and up, along the North Coast from Sennen Cove to Portheras Cove. Discover all Cornish beaches here, and or explore beaches in St Ives and Hayle.

All Cornish Beaches

Search all Cornish beaches including some of the county's most popular destinations.

Praa Sands

The beach is popular with families, bathers and surfers and is only a short walk away from a good size car park.

Prussia Cove

A beautiful, hidden cove situated between Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands. The beach is dog friendly.

Perranuthnoe

Just like Praa Sands this beach is a popular surfing destination and with a nearby car park.

Marazion Beach

This beautiful sandy beach in Marazion is easy to get to, safe for swimming and very family friendly.

Longrock Beach

A safe, family friendly beach with parking, which is easily accessible from Penzance town.

Battery Rocks

Right next to Jubilee Pool is Battery Rocks, a popular swimming spot and pebbled beach in Penzance.

Penzance Prom

A rocky beach on Penzance promenade, situated in the sheltered Mounts Bay.

Newlyn Beach

Newlyn has a small pebbled beach just past the villages' Harbour.

Mousehole Beach

Within the harbour walls of this historic fishing village is a golden sandy beach.

Lamorna Cove

This small pebbled beach provides a great, safe swimming spot in Lamorna Cove.

Penberth Cove

This small pebbled beach is sat in one of Cornwall’s last standing traditional fishing villages.

Pedn Vounder

Newlyn has a small pebbled beach just past the villages Harbour.

Porthcurno Beach

Within the harbour walls of this historic fishing village is a golden sandy beach.

Porthchapel Beach

This small pebbled beach provides a great, safe swimming spot in Lamorna Cove.

Porthgwarra Beach

This small pebbled beach is sat in one of Cornwall’s last standing traditional fishing villages.

Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove has nearly a mile and golden sands and is a hotspot for surfers.

Gwynver Beach

Gwynver beach is a popular beach with surfers, and tends to be quieter than Sennen.

Priest Cove

Just outside of St Just at Cape Cornwall is Priest Cove, a small dog friendly beach.

Portheras Cove

Situated on the North Coast of West Cornwall, Portheras Cove is a popular local spot.