West Cornwall is the remotest part of Cornwall but there
are great beaches and wonderful seaside towns and villages
to visit. The coastal scenery towards Lands End is very
impressive and there is great walking on the entire coast
the south east of the area is the popular surfing beach
at Praa Sands. Further west
there is excellent walking around Prussia Cove and there
are some small but picturesque beaches here at Kenneggy
Sand, Bessys Cove and
You can walk from Prussia Cove to Marazion. On the way is
the sandy beach at Perranuthnoe.
At Marazion there is
a super beach and at low tide you can walk the causeway
to St Michaels Mount.
The beach at Marazion stretches from Marazion to Long
Rock all the way to the big seaside town of Penzance,
which is well worth a visit. West of Penzance is the picturesque
fishing village of Mousehole
and further west Lamorna Cove.
Further west and getting closer to Land End is the super
sandy beach at Porthcurno.
Beyond Porthcurno there are smaller beaches at Porth
is a great surfing beach at Sennen
Cove and and you can walk from Sennen Cove south to
Lands End, which is a must visit. Just north of Sennen Cove
is another surfing beach at Gwynver
There is a small beach at Cape
Cornwall and further north a small cove at Portheras
In the north east of the region is fabulous St Ives Bay.
St Ives itself is a wonderful
seaside town to visit and there are great beaches here at
Porthminster Beach and the surfers beach at Porthmeor Beach.
Beyond St Ives are the beaches at Carbis
Bay and Porth
Kidney Sands and east of the River Hayle is the 3 mile
sweep of Hayle Sands which
culminates in Gwithian Towans
and Godrevy. Gwithian
Towans is one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall.
West Cornwall is reached on the A30 which reaches all the
way to Lands End.
Some of the more remoter beaches can only be reached on
the coast path