Cornwall is renowned for its beautiful miles of golden sand and salty shores – but which ones you should visit while on holiday at Trevonrick Holiday Park? We’ve put together a list of some of the best beaches in Cornwall by asking all the staff in the Trevornick offices and narrowing it down to our top 5. Some want peace and serenity, some want facilities and activities for the kids, this list will have the ideal beach for every type of beach lover.
Holywell Bay –
Of course, we had to start off this list with Trevornick’s favourite beach, Holywell Bay. Only a 20-minute walk from the site, this beautiful bay is surrounded by tall sand dunes perfect the kids to race down while you sunbathe. Made popular by BBC’s Poldark using the famous Gull Rocks as their background, Holywell Bay can get slightly busier during the summer months but never overcrowded. Take comfort knowing there are lifeguards on patrol every day in July and August, so swimming in the sea can be safe and fun!
Lusty Glaze –
Lusty Glaze is located in Newquay just a 14-minute drive from Trevornick and is a small sandy beach with a big character. Sheltered and secluded by cliffs, this is a lovely family friendly beach – just be aware there is a set of fairly steep steps down to the beach so may not be pram friendly! Lusty Glaze is also home to the highly recommended restaurant and bar, serving delicious fresh food for you and for your four-legged friends, with a special doggy menu on offer too! Not only does the Lusty Glaze restaurant provide food in amazing surroundings, but they also host live gigs and music-themed nights – so you can dance the night away with sand in your toes and salt in your hair. Keep an eye out on the Lusty Glaze website for all their latest events including open-air cinema nights!
Kynance Cove –
With crystal clear waters this Cornish beach has been mistaken for abroad more than once. On the opposite coast to us here in Newquay, Kynance Cove is roughly an hour drive away. Featured in BBC’s Poldark, this cove can become quite busy in the peak Summer months, so we recommend arriving early for the best chance at a parking space. You can easily spend the whole day relaxing on this beach in the sun, with food and drink available from the Cafe in the Cove and toilets available in the car park area.
Polly Joke –
A lovely hour coastal walk from Trevornick is Polly Joke (also known as Porth Joke). A small sandy beach bursting with Cornish wildlife including a friendly pod of seals who can be seen bobbing in the waves or sunbathing on the rocks. This is a great beach to visit if you are looking for a quieter place to relax whilst on your holiday at Trevornick. In June and July, the surrounding fields turn into an abundance of red poppies so if you can make your way to Polly Joke at this time of year! This beach is dog-friendly too.
Located on the outskirts of Falmouth, Swanpool is a sandy Cornish beach with all the facilities and activities you could ever need! With Kayak hire, a range of water sports, crazy golf, a fun bouncer and a nature reserve you’ll be spoilt for choice and probably want to visit more than once. After a jam-packed day, refuel at the Swanpool Beach Cafe with a full menu and an array of Quirky ice creams! Take a look at the Swanpool Beach website for full details.