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Guide to Beaches in the Caradon District of Cornwall

Information courtesy of Caradon District Council

 
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Beaches listed in alphabetical order - all of them are on the south coast of Cornwall
 
Cawsand
See Kingsand & Cawsand below
Downderry
Sand and shingle beach with rock pools, swimming, boating. All facilities nearby. Easy access. Water Safety Information Point.
East Looe & Plaidy
Popular sandy beaches with all facilities nearby. Car parking at either small quayside park or 15 minute walk from the main car park in West Looe. Easy access. No dogs allowed on East Looe beach. Within Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Water Safety Information Point.
Hannafore, West Looe
Extensive shingle and rocky shore with view of Looe Island. Within Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Parking possible on road, easy access. Cafes, toilets & activities nearby.
Kingsand & Cawsand
Attractive, sheltered sand and shingle beaches with all facilities nearby, including pubs, cafes and beach shops. Easy access. Rock pools, cliff walks and boat hire. Safe bathing, except when winds are from the south east. No dogs at Cawsand and Kingsand from Easter to October. Water Safety Information Point.
  Lantic Bay
A shelving sand and shingle beach with rock pools. National Trust car park on cliff top road. Beach is reached by a 20 minute walk along coastal path with steep descent. Strong rip currents.
 
  Lantivet Bay
Three sand and shingle beaches, reached by beautiful 15 minute walks from National Trust car parks at Frogmore and Lansallos. Farmhouse teas available in Lansallos village
 
Millendreath
A sheltered sand and shingle beach with rock pools. All facilities nearby, including boat hire and watersports. Car park, toilets, cafe and pub. Easy access. No dogs. Water Safety Information Point
Plaidy
see East Looe & Plaidy above
Portwrinkle
Two sand and shingle beaches, with rock pools. Car park, toilets and refreshments nearby. Easy access. Bathing unsafe on outgoing tides due to strong currents. Water Safety Information Point.
Seaton
Large sandy beach. All facilities nearby, including car parks, toilets, cafes and pub. Seaton Valley Countryside Park offers walks, picnic and amenity areas. Easy access. No dogs on beach Easter to October. Water Safety Information Point
Talland Bay
A sheltered stretch of sand and shingle, with rock pools. Cafe/beach shop and parking by the beach. Easy access.
Whitsand Bay
Three mile stretch of fine sandy beach backed by slate cliffs, reached by paths at Freathy, Tregonhawke and Tregantle, although access at Tregantle is occasionally prohibited when the firing range is in operation (red flag). Cliff top car park and refreshments at Freathy. Rip currents can make bathing unsafe at times. The bay is patrolled by lifeguards based at Tregantle in August, and Tregonhawke from mid-June to mid-September. Water Safety Information Point



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