BEACHES

While there are all sorts of things to see and do in Cornwall, the rugged coastline and golden beaches are still the star attraction. And River Valley Holiday Park is superbly located for you to get out and enjoy some of the most stunning beaches in the county – from sandy coves within walking distance to the wild surf-lashed beaches of the north coast just a short drive away.

These are just some of our favourite beaches in the area – take your pick and we’ll give you written directions before you head off:

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Pentewan

This quaint waterside village boasts a long sandy beach where you can enjoy kayaking, speedboat rides and windsurfing. (No dogs).

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Porthpean

This picturesque cove, just a short hop over the coast path from Charlestown, is perfect for swimming and rock-pooling. (No dogs).

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Polkerris

This tiny harbour beach is nestled between creases in the cliffs and has a pub with a sun terrace staring seaward.

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Caerhays Beach (or Porthluney Cove)

With stunning castle views and two huge fields for parking, this large sandy beach is popular with swimmers and families. (Dog friendly).

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Gorran Haven

This tiny fishing hamlet has a sandy beach bordered by a stone pier, and the coast path boasts an excellent cliff walk to Vault Beach and Dodman Head.

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Readymoney Cove

A small sandy cove on the River Fowey, this is the closest beach to Fowey town. (No dogs).

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Par Sands

This flat sandy beach is backed by a pub, café and sports facilities.

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Pendower Beach

A long sandy beach with a café and hotel facilities nearby, Pendower is popular with bathers.

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Polstreath

A sandy stretch with rocky outcrops, Mevagissey’s main beach is reached via steps from the coast path.

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Vault Beach

This stunner of a beach rarely gets crowded due its access via a steep descent from the National Trust car park between Gorran Haven and Boswinger.

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For more information on beaches throughout Cornwall goto the Cornwall Council information site