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Golden sandy beach at Porthcurno Cornwall

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Beach campsites in Cornwall

Boasting breathtaking scenery, a magnificent coastline of pretty coves with sandy beaches, towering cliffs and welcoming seaside towns, there’s no better way to experience the best of British summertime than a coastal camping holiday in Cornwall.

Best beaches in Cornwall

Some of the most popular beaches in Cornwall include Crackington Haven Beach, Widemouth Bay, Sandymouth Beach, Sennen Cove Beach, Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach.

Positioned in a picturesque Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Boscastle and Crackington Haven, our Bude Club Site is on the doorstep of some of the best beaches in Cornwall.

A 5-minute drive from our site is Crackington Haven Beach, a splendid shingle cove that’s shielded by magnificent cliffs. At low tide, the beach reveals its array of rockpools and a stretch of gorgeous golden sand to get between your toes.

Head slightly further north from the Site and Widemouth Bay is within reach, a mere 10-minute drive away. Widemouth Bay will leave you wonderstruck with its vast expanse of sand stretching into the distance at low tide, while its countless rockpools are something to relish. This lively, all-action beach is home to various surf schools and offers top-notch conditions in which to learn or sharpen your surfing skills.

Northcott Mouth is another brilliant beach. Steeped in history, it’s the site of the SS Belem shipwreck, which ran ashore in 1917. Ruggedly beautiful, the beach is a rocky cove, which reveals a spectacular sandy beach at low tide. Rocky reefs create amazing waves that surfers can enjoy, while a small stream crossing the beach will delight children.

Equally stunning is Sandymouth Beach, a tranquil haven that has a magical feel about it thanks to a wondrous waterfall. With a striking stretch of unspoilt sand, and surrounded by incredible cliffs, Sandymouth is a jewel in the crown of Britain’s beaches.

The splendorous Sennen Cove Beach is Cornwall’s most westerly stretch of coastline that takes you to the edge of England thanks to its proximity to the world-famous Land’s End. Our Sennen Cove Club Site sits a short distance from the beach, which is a hotspot for families, surfers, sun seekers and sightseers alike.

Its long, sandy beach is great for leisurely strolls and plenty of paddling, while a host of seafront shops and a dinky harbour means there’s much to explore. Although it gets busy in peak season, its sheer size means Sennen Cove always has a quiet corner waiting for you.

Our Tregurrian Club Site sits on the cusp of Watergate Bay, the cream of the crop of Cornish beaches! Less than a mile from the Site, enjoy a pleasant walk down to the bay, which opens up before your eyes to reveal a two-mile ribbon of sand sandwiched between Newquay and Padstow.

There’s something for everyone at Watergate Bay, ranging from extreme watersports and surfing to sandcastles and sunbathing. It’s great for dogs too, with no seasonal ban in place, your canine companion is welcome to join you for a day out at the beach. With swanky restaurants, cafes and bars lining the seafront, refreshments are readily available if you need a break from the bay.

A stone’s throw away from Watergate Bay is the majestic, Mawgan Porth Beach a massive and majestic location. Boasting acres of sand, this west facing wonderland is surrounded by sheer cliffs and has plenty of caves to explore.

Arguably Cornwall’s finest and best-known stretch of coastline is Fistral Beach, where a bounty of watersports and a sweeping stretch of sand await you. Close to Newquay’s lively town centre, you can venture away to explore the shops and sights when you need a break from the beach.

The rousing Roseland Peninsula, close to Cornwall’s jaw-dropping south coast is the setting for our Veryan Club Site. Within easy reach of a gorgeous group of beaches, the site is the perfect place from which to explore the nearby, Pendower Beach.

The epitome of British beach perfection, Pendower joins with Carne Beach at low tide. Both are conserved by the National Trust and these exquisite coastline locations boast grassy dunes, flat sands, rockpools and astonishing cliffs.

Nearby Porthluney Beach is a fantastic, family-friendly spot that fronts Caerhays Castle and Gardens, which is well worth a visit. With glorious golden sands, the beach is perfect for picnics and brilliant for beach games.

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