Best Beaches for Barbecues

There are plenty of restaurants with killer sea views in Cornwall, however, nothing quite beats a game of rounders, a paddle and a beach barbecue for a holiday dinner! Here’s our top pick of beaches that are perfect for enjoying a sizzling seaside feast*…

  1. Porthmeor, St Ives.
    This scenic, sheltered beach is beautifully flat and is the ideal place to watch the sunset in the summer. It’s also a great beach to get to grips with a surfboard – so why not make a day of it?

    Forever Cornwall St Ives Porthmeor Beach Dave Bleasdale

  2. Marazion Beach, Mount’s Bay.
    Unobstructed views of St. Michael’s Mount, plenty of car parking and simply beautiful evening skies, Marazion Beach is a super accessible, family-friendly beach. It’s a great beach for barbecues, plus if you get chilly there are plenty of places indoors to soak up the views with a nightcap!
  3. Fistral, Newquay.
    Watch the evening surfers catch the tide and ride the waves on this world-class surfing beach – or get in the water yourself before wrapping up and watching the sunset with a barbecue going. There are plenty of places in Newquay to grab a couple of cold cans of something to accompany your feast too – and with plenty of properties nearby, you can simply wander back to your retreat.

    Forever Cornwall Newquay Fistral 4

  4. Port Gaverne Cove, Near Port Isaac.
    This little, dog-friendly cove is ideal for a sheltered barbecue. At low tide, kids can discover rockpools and run on the sand, whilst at high tide, you can enjoy the waves lapping at the shore as you cook al fresco before making the few steps back to your retreat – ideal.

    Port Gaverne Cove

  5. Gwithian.
    This list would be incomplete without the beautiful Gwithian on it. Backed by dunes, this large beach makes an ideal spot for a sheltered beach barbecue. With rockpools, plenty of paddling and lifeguards to watch over kids safely bodyboarding, there’s not much more you could ask for from a dinner spot! The parking nearby also means it’s not just perfect for those staying at our Gwithian properties, however, if you’re lucky enough to be doing so then you can simply wander over the dunes and take your pick of BBQ spots.

    Gwithian dunes towans beach Cornwall
    * Please be mindful when barbecuing in public areas! Remember a bin bag for your rubbish, try and avoid plastic plates and cutlery, and don’t leave any hot coals lying around – it’s not safe for people or animals. To the best of our knowledge, you are allowed to barbecue on all of the above beaches, but please don’t leave barbecues unattended or let pets or kids too near. Thanks!