Excellent waves, white sands and plenty of amenities on hand, Praa Sands is the perfect family friendly beach – and big enough to have some room to yourself all year round. There’s lifeguard cover here from May to September, and dogs are welcome from September through till June.
With its small car park and discreet approach, Perranuthnoe often has plenty of room on its golden sands. If you can, park elsewhere and walk down, and prepare to be overwhelmed by its clear waters, beautiful backdrop and sheltered beach. Lifeguards man this beach from July till early September and dogs are welcome from September through till June.
Marazion & Long Rock
Marazion and Long Rock beach all make up the stretch of the coast from St. Michael’s Mount to Penzance. A safe beach, when the tide is out the waters are particularly shallow and great for paddling. When the wind picks up, this is a great spot for kitesurfers – watch them soar above the waves from the cafe above the beach with an ice cream. Marazion has lifeguard cover from mid-July until early September and dogs are allowed on the beach all year except July and August (10am-6pm).