Tourism in Penzance & West Cornwall
The Beaches - Coast to Coast
Around the Lands End peninsula - from beyond Marazion in the east to St Ives and Hayle in the North - dozens of beaches will be found in small, secluded coves and on wide open stretches of shoreline. These are now amongst the cleanest in the country and are deserving of the many awards they have achieved in recent years, including the Blue Flag Award. Closest to Penzance is the wide sweep of sand running from just east of Penzance Harbour all the way to Marazion, making this a feature of Mounts Bay - recently described as one of the most Beautiful Bays in the World.
From Marazion beach, facing St Michael's Mount, past the enchanting little beach in Mousehole Harbour and on to the almost tropical vista of crystal clear waters over shimmering white sand at Porthcurno Beach, the southern sector of the Peninsula offers beaches and bathing waters which are ideal for families while, past Lands End is the mile-long Sennen Beach has an excellent reputation as a surfing venue. Still further, after the dramatic north coast cliffs, the numerous golden beaches of St Ives, Carbis Bay and Hayle will be found.
Most of the major beaches are regularly supervised by a team of Lifeguards to ensure that a safe beach experience is maintained for all. Dogs are not permitted on a number of our beaches during the summer months.
From East to West and North, these are the beaches of West Cornwall:-
|South Coast|||||North Coast|||||St Ives|||||Hayle|
|Prussia Cove|||||Nanjizel|||||Porthmeor|||||Hayle Towans|
|Pisky Cove|||||Sennen|||||Porthgwidden|||||Mexico Towans|
|Perranuthnoe|||||Gwenver|||||St Ives Harbour|||||Beachside|
|Penzance|||||Priests Cove|||||Carbis Bay|||||Peter's Point|
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- Dogs not allowed