As a coastal county, Cornwall is shaped by the sea with over 300 beaches and coves to explore. Lying on a narrow peninsula, no inland area is ever more than 20 miles from the sea with each of west Cornwall’s beaches holding a lure of its own.
We are so lucky at Roselands Caravan Park, our ideal location provides easy access to discover both coasts. Swimmers and dippers should head to the powder soft sands of Carbis Bay or Porthminster Beach, both close to St Ives. The crystal clear azure waters here are calm and sheltered with lifeguards during the summer, you may even spot a friendly seal or dolphin.
Surfer’s can ride the waves at nearby Sennen Cove, arguably one of the best surfing spots in Cornwall. Families can spend the day at stunning Kynance Cove which is well worth the walk down. Dazzling turquoise waters surround caves rock stacks which become accessible at low tide. Soft golden sands unfold into deep rock pools with the cafe serving up tempting ice creams plus an array of food and drink.
Those with dogs will find a great choice of west Cornwall beaches available to them. Some do operate a seasonal dog ban but fans of early mornings can experience deserted beaches before 8am, when the daily restrictions begin. There’s Bamaluz in St Ives, Cot Valley, Gwenver, Keneggy, Porthkidney and Long Rock to name a few.
Whether you’re with dogs, kids or just the two of you, one of our absolute favourite west Cornwall beaches is Nanjizal. This secret spot is a locally guarded secret yet it lies a short stroll south along the coast path from Lands end. This often sandy cove takes a bashing from the storms that can lash this exposed part of our coast so you may arrive to only find stones and rocks. Come rain or shine, there are always clear waters to be found here along with a striking gap in the cliffs known as the chasm of ‘Zawn Pyg’, or song of the sea. Sit and soak in the seclusion, swim in the lagoon or watch for seals and stonechats.