Beach, Sea and Coastline
lifeguard beaches, dog friendly beaches and hidden coves
Beach, Sea and Coastline
lifeguard beaches, dog friendly beaches and hidden coves
Beach, Sea and Coastline
lifeguard beaches, dog friendly beaches and hidden coves
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Beach and Coastline

The best dog friendly beaches
Chyandour and Eastern Green / Long Rock / Wherrytown/ Roskilly / Marazion
Beaches & Coast walks
Penzance to Marazion

Sennen

This is one of the regions favourite surf beaches, that stretches for over a mile and is backed by green headlands. The crescent shaped beach has easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Life guards patrol the beach during peak season and dogs are permitted between October and Easter.

The Sennen Surf School is located here.
9.2 miles from Penzance Toilets / Car parking / Cafe

Lands End

10 miles from Penzance Toilets / Car parking/ Cafe and Restaurant and Shops

Cape Cornwall

Is a small headland near St Just owned by the National Trust and is one of only two capes in Britain. Its where the Atlantic current divides.
Steeped in history, the Cape Cornwall Mine and iconic chimney stack dates back to 1894 when in operation tin and copper extraction was done from under the sea. Its now part of the Tin Coast Cornish mining World Heritage Site.
Car park and toilets available.

9 miles from Penzance / Car Parking / Toilets

Lamorna Cove

A beautiful small sandy cove. For a bit of adventure, walk from Penzance to Mousehole and then to Lamorna Cove

5 miles from Penzance / Car parking / Toilets and Cafe

Porthcurno

The beach has stunning soft sand and clear blue green ocean waters. Easy access makes it a hit with families. It is overlooked by the open-air Minack Theatre which lies nestled in the cliffs. The sheltered beach has a stream which is perfect for paddling. Lifeguards are present during the summer months and dogs are permitted October to Easter.

10 miles from Penzance / Car park/ Toilets & Cafe

Godrevy

Located at the northern end of Hayle’s three mile beach this is an excellent surfers beach. Godrevy lighthouse sits on an island 50 metres out to sea. Life-guards present in Summer months. Dogs are not allowed at peak season

7.5 miles from Penzance Surfing / Car Park/ Toilets & Cafes

Hayle Towans

A two mile long beach that stretches from Hayle town to the Hayle estuary. Great for families with wide open sands and sand dunes. Lifeguards present during the summer months. Dogs only allowed in winter months

7.5 miles from Penzance Surfing / Car park/ Toilets / Cafe’s / Shops

Carbis Bay

This one mile long beach is close to St. Ives. Turquoise sea and pristine soft light golden coloured sands are idea as the beach is often protected rom prevailing winds by high tree covered cliffs. No dogs permitted from Easter to October

8.7 miles from Penzance Car parking / Toilets / Cafe / Shops

Praa sands

Great for families and surfers alike. Lifeguards are present during the summer months. No dogs are permitted from Easter to October

8.5 miles from Penzance Surfing / Car parking / Toilets / Cafe

Porthleven

This is a three mile long stretch of sandy shingly expanse. Visitors can then walk along the cliffs to Loe Beach with its wonderful views and natural freshwater lake (but not advisable for sea swimming due to offshore currents). Some parts of the Porthleven beach are open to dog walking all year round.

12 miles from Penzance Car parking / Toilets / Cafes

Kennack Sands Beach

This beach is owned by Tregothnan Estate and boasts a vast sandy and fine shingle beach with numerous rock pools and grassy banks on the Lizard Peninsular

Lifeguards patrol the beach in summer and dogs are permitted on the east side of the beach all year round

24 miles from Penzance Car parking / Toilets / Cafes / Shop

Sea tours – Maritime Discovery / Mermaid Pleasure Trips Ocean Adventures

There are many opportunities to get out to sea and make the most of Cornwall’s amazing coastline and unique marine wildlife

Marine Discovery

Join an experienced team on their sailing catamaran, Shearwater II, for a unique marine wildlife watching adventure. The diversity of the wildlife found in West Cornwall is what makes it special. Trips could encounter grey seals, various seabirds, or different species of dolphins and porpoises, enigmatic ocean sunfish or even giants such as minke whales, humpback whales, basking sharks and leatherback turtles! Sailing gives you the most special encounter possible, the quiet meaning you can hear the splashes of the gannets as they dive and the whistles of the dolphins as they bowride alongside the catamaran.
Exploration trips for young and old, last between 2 and 4 hours and with capacities up to 12 pasengers you have space, comfort and freedom.

www.marinediscovery.co,uk

Mermaid Pleasure Trips

Wildlife cruises – 2 and 3 hour trips delivering a memorable experience. Tours following the coastline allow you to take in the amazing Minack Theatre from the sea before heading out to the ocean in search of Dolphins, Porpoises, Minky Whales and other marine life.

Sea fishing trips- Head out to good fishing grounds from Penzance and the Skipper and crew of the Mermaid ii will guide all those on board through first steps so everyone experiences the thrill of sea fishing and for those experienced fisherman – well, you are free to just get on with it.

www.cornwallboattrips.com

Sea Fun – Surfing / Kayaking / Paddle Boarding / Kite Surfing

Take to the sea with Paddle Board and Kayak hire at the Mount Bay
The experienced team at the Hoxton Special give you a great opportunity to enjoy the bay and take in the amazing coastline from the sea. Hire and lessons – as easy or challenging as you want them to be for all ages and abilities.
For those thrill seekers Kitesurfing lessons or rental is available – with Mounts Bay providing a perfect environment to give it a go.

And afterwards a coffee and warm at the beachside café

www.thehoxtonspecial.com

On the golden sands of Sennen Beach there cannot be any better place to try your hand at surfing. The award winning Sennen Surfing centre delivers a variety of surfing courses in groups or 1 to 1 tuition, over 1 to 5 days ideal for beginners, improvers and intermediate surfers.

A memorable experience and all equipped is included in the tuition packages.

www.sennensurfingcentre.co.uk

Sea fishing

Mermaid Pleasure Trips

Sea fishing trips- Head out to good fishing grounds from Penzance and the Skipper and crew of the Mermaid ii will guide all those on board through first steps so everyone experiences the thrill of sea fishing and for those experienced fisherman – well, you are free to just get on with it.

www.cornwallboattrips.com

Seal sanctuary

Hear about the dramatic rescues and meet the seals and sea lions that are full of character and whose individual stories are brought to life by the team.

A great insight into this very special and native marine life to Cornwall. Set in 42 acres of woodland the centre is a designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding and an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cafe, woodland quiz trail, under cover seating and 2 gift shops

(Helford 24 miles from Penzance)

The Lizard

The Lizard is the most southerly point of the British mainland with so much to take in, depending on your mood.  A must to visit is Lizard Point where since 1751 there has been a lighthouse warning shipping of the dangers of this beautiful but treacherous coastline.

The Lizard has many surprises around every corner, with hidden coves and lovely villages. Mullion village is a lovely stop off and explore with galleries, cafes and many a stories of lost treasure ships.

Kyance, Podhu, Kennack are beautiful coves to visit

(approximately 24 miles from Penzance)

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