Cornwall is renowned as having a wonderful coastline liberally sprinkled with some of the best beaches to be found anywhere in the UK – with many that compare very favourably to any of those in Europe.
The Cornish coastline comprises a contrasting collection of sweeping bays with golden sands, rugged and mysterious smugglers’ coves and rocky cliff formations, all topped off with a coastal footpath that offers simply stunning views out over the Atlantic Ocean and across rivers and estuaries.
There is also a seemingly endless supply of beautifully picturesque seaside villages and harbours whose curiously Cornish names at once conjure up the romance and history of England’s southernmost county.
Staying at CLC Trenython Manor – for a short break or a full Cornish holiday – you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great day trips to the coast. Whether you enjoy lazing on the sunny beaches, dabbling in rock pools, swimming or even surfing, there’s plenty to keep every day filled with fun and excitement.
CLC Trenython Manor is close to the fishing town of Fowey, perhaps best known as the family home of Cornish author Daphne du Maurier. The town’s popular beaches include the sheltered, sandy cove at Ready Money, while Par Sands, Crinnis and Pendower beaches are also within just a few minutes drive. A short ferry ride across to the lovely harbour of Mevagissey offers a chance to enjoy yet more beaches and also to explore the quaint old town centre, while the beautifully photogenic Polkerris beach is accessible from CLC Trenython Manor via by a short, cliff top walk.
Try some of these stunning – and very different – beaches during your stay at CLC Trenython Manor…
Carlyon Bay, nr St Austell – three popular, south-facing, sandy beaches form a very family friendly resort.
Polkerris, Fowey– sheltered and sandy, this is ideal for younger children, but consequently tends to be busy during the summer months.
Ready Money Cove, Fowey– small and pretty with a gently sloping shoreline and sheltered by cliffs. Walk from the beach up to St Catherine’s Castle.
Pendower Beach, nr Truro– popular beach, ideal for water-sports and activities. Car parking available.
Portmellon, Mevagissey– a small, quiet cove with a sand and shingle beach; seal-spotting is a popular pastime.
Polstreath Beach, Mevagissey– some 200 steps lead down to a small beach of mixed sand and pebbles.
Gorran Haven, nr Mevagissey – picturesque sandy cove with safe, clear waters ideal for swimming; surrounded by fishermen’s cottages. Car parking and village nearby.
East Looe Beach– a safe, family-friendly beach, with adjacent car parking, on the edge of an historic fishing town with plenty of shops and amenities.
Castle Beach, Falmouth– with a mixture of rocks and sand, this beach is best for exploring the rock pools at low tide. Limited car parking and access involves steps.
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth– the town’s largest holiday beach earned a Blue Flag in 2011; very popular with separate safety zones for windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. Car parking and other facilities available.
Maenporth, Falmouth– a popular, sandy beach with shallow waters; most famous for the sight of the wreck of the Ben Asdale, which appears at low tide. Car parking available.