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The Best Secret Beaches In Cornwall!

We all know that Cornwall can get quite busy... Really busy in fact! So here are some of my favourite places to head to when the towns are crowded and the popular beaches are swamped with people!


1) Nanjizal

Without a nearby car park, Nanjizal could be considered one of the most secluded spots in all of Cornwall! What's more, is that the untouched, golden sand, mystical “Song of the Sea” cave and it's natural, narrow sea arch make it a true hidden gem! You'll just have to walk at least half an hour from Land's End if you're hoping to visit (one of the best coastal walks in Cornwall)!

2) Pednvounder

Pednvounder is another beach that requires a bit of a trek to get to. It's just around the corner from Porthcurno, but the trek is a bit more of a climb than a walk! Nonetheless, with it's shallow, sea-water lagoon and an unbelievable view of Logan rock, it is a complete paradise!

3) Tregirls Beach, Padstow

Whilst Padstow and the surrounding surf beaches get swamped with people, it's good to know that the sanctuary that is Tregirls Beach remains relatively unspoiled. Thanks to the mile-long, stretching sandy beach, you are afforded plenty of space to yourself, and a chance to enjoy a paddle in the Camel Estuary, a bit of sunbathing or just the stunning views across the estuary to Daymer Bay.

4) Prussia Cove

Located a few miles west of Praa Sands Beach sits Prussia Cove. The name comes from a family of notorious smugglers that lived there during the 18th Century – specifically John Carter, who was given the nick-name “The King Of Prussia”. Plus, it's the perfect place for paddling, rock-pooling and snorkelling!

5) Porth Nanven

Otherwise known as Cot Valley Beach (or to some, “Dinosaur Egg Beach”), Porth Nanven is located close to Cape Cornwall and the small village of St Just. The beach is mostly occupied by countless smooth boulders - making it a prime place for photographers at sunset, but not so much the average holiday maker throughout the daytime.

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