Top 5 Cornwall Beaches

Summers Coming and here are VW Camper Hire’s Top 5 Cornish beaches

Polzeath Beach # 1

Our favourite, only 14 miles from Wadebridge is Polzeath Beach. Surrounded by many lovely camping sites. This family friendly beach has a massive sandy beach and good surfing perfect for the a summer break. Easily accessible to all with car parks close by, park and be on the beach in minutes. It’s a surfing favourite in Cornwall for families and has lifeguards through the peak summer period.

Polzeath Beach in Cornwall England At Sunset

Praa Sands – Praa Cornwall # 2

Praa Sands is a picture postcard – golden sandy beach which Cornwall is famous for! Its one of the beaches with lots of facilities, including; café, surfing school, toilets and a beach hire store. A surfers favourite with plenty of surf throughout the year, a busy and lively beach – but if you’re looking for fun while on a campervan trip this ticks all the boxes. There are plenty of great campsites around the Praa area to be enjoyed.

Pra Sands Cornwall England near Penzance and Mullion on the Sout

Crantock Beach near Newquay #3

If you’re looking for something a little quieter away from some of the more commercialised beaches in Newquay then this fits the bill. Crantock is popular with all ages with a large beautiful sandy beach with lots of fun filled rock pools to investigate at low tide. Getting to the beach can be a little tricky for pushchairs as access is over the dunes. Our four legged friends are welcomed all year round and lifeguards are normally provided mid-May to late September. The café there provides some wonderful refreshments.

Crantock beach

Marazion Beach – Mounts Bay # 4

Situated in Cornwall’s Mounts Bay, Marazion Beach has a little of something for everyone. The beach has a number  sections of sand, shingle and stone, and as a long beach in the bay everyone can normally find a piece of beach to have to themselves. Just a stones throw from the town of Marazion the beach has great facilities on hand. Water sports are easily available here including; windsurfing, kite surfing and kayaking all backed up by the summer lifeguards.

Marazion Beach

Fistral Beach – Newquay Bay # 5

Probably Cornwall’s most famous beach, synonymous with surfing. With such regular and prolific surf and with their love of VW campervans this is one of the favourite destinations for the keenest surf crowds. The beach has many facilities including a café, surfing lessons, etc. But if you’re not a keen surfer it’s another gorgeous Cornish sandy beach. Find a spot, get settled in and enjoy watching the surf or the people! With everything going on, the lifeguards are around all through the school and summer holiday periods, to ensure the safety of beachgoers and surfers alike!

Fistral Beach


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