Whitstone, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6TW (Cornwall)
Dog-friendly, family friendly, golden, pebbly, bustling or blissfully empty – whatever your preferred type of beach, you’ll find it in Cornwall. Beaches here are quite simply some of the best in the world and offer an array of activities for kids and adults alike.
Crackington Haven is a beautiful unspoilt cove offering spectacular views and surrounded by majestic cliffs. This is an ideal location for family fun with its gently shelving beach set within an enclosed bay. Crackington Haven has some excellent facilities and is a superb spot for both rambling and swimming. (Distance from park: 10.4 miles)
Widemouth Bay, with its stretch of framed golden sand, is steeped in smuggling history. It’s a great spot for families as it offers many seaside activities, including hunting for marine life in the many rock pools, inlets and coves or, even combing the beach for a personal memento (Distance from park: 5 miles)
Bude is a small, unspoilt seaside resort with laid-back charm, famous for its haunting beauty and long golden sandy beaches backed by rugged cliffs. Bude offers a diverse range of activities from water sports and fishing to cycling and golf, offering something for everyone.
(Distance from park: 5.8 miles)
Port Isaac is a small picturesque fishing village set in the north of Cornwall. The area is perfect for coastal walks as well as fishing trips around the bay. The village is widely regarded as having one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall and has also been honoured with a Heritage Coast Area award for its natural beauty. (Distance from park: 26.3 miles)
Saunton Sands is a three-mile stretch of golden sand overlooking the UK’s largest dune system, known as Braunton Burrows, which forms an epic backdrop and is ideal for wildlife lovers and walkers alike. The beach is also popular with surfers and paddle boarders, while there are also three dog-friendly zones. (Distance from park: 44.7 miles)
Woolacombe Sands is a ‘Blue Flag’ awarded beach offering three miles of beautiful sandy beaches. This is the perfect place for walkers and ramblers with famous National Trust walks that take you to some breath-taking points overlooking the Atlantic. Boat trips can be taken to the nearby lighthouse. (Distance from park: 49.1 miles)