Cornwall Beaches - Dog Friendly Beaches, Newquay, Surfing and Blue Flag Beaches, Beaches with Disabled Access, Facility Guide

Cornwall Information - Tourist Guide

Cornwall's Beaches

An extensive guide to the beaches of North Cornwall, West Cornwall, and the South and East Coasts.
Dog Friendly Beaches are highlighted Blue; Beaches with dog bans are highlighted Orange.

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 Cornwall Beach Areas


Enjoy yourself on Cornwall's Beaches!

Glyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

To be sure of safety when bathing always visit lifeguard-patrolled beaches.

Please be aware that on most beaches life guard cover is not offered beyond 6pm. Lifeguard cover can also change on beaches, and while we try to keep information up to date, please make sure there is a lifeguard on the beach before you go diving into any rip currents!

Always read the safety signs when you arrive at the beach and explain what they mean to young children.

Please make sure you aren't going to get cut off by the tide.
Either check the tide times by clicking here, or buy a tide timetable from a local newsagent.

Do not let your children out of your sight, and only bathe within your depth.


What The Flags on The Beach Mean!

Red and Yellow flags at the water’s edge mean bathing and body-boarding is only permitted between these flags.

Black and White chequered flags at the water’s edge apply for all surf craft.

A Red Flag indicates that no bathing is allowed.

Please accept advice from lifeguards as to when and where to bathe, and stay out of the water when the red flag is flying.

The Blue Flag is internationally recognised. Beaches and marinas that fly the Blue Flag must meet high standards of cleanliness and management and promote environmental awareness in the community.



Beach Facility Symbol Key

There is a pop-up link to this key near the top of every beach guide page!

Map Key



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