Local Beaches

Cornwall has a beach to suit everyone and Retallack Resort and Spa is within easy reach of some of the best


From long stretches of golden sandy beaches to rugged clifftop trails and hidden coves, the Cornish coast is breathtakingly beautiful. Stroll along dog-friendly beaches, enjoy family paddling and rock pooling spots or take a surfing or SUP lesson before heading back to your home away from home at Retallack Resort and Spa.

We love our local beaches and we’ve recommended a few of our favourites below. For a comprehensive list of Cornish beaches, click here.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES

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  • A LARGE POPULAR BAY
    Dog friendly all year round. With 2 miles of golden sand, world class eateries and an outstanding activity academy, Watergate Bay is the ideal family beach and is a short 15 minute drive away.

    Post Code: TR8 4AA
    WATERGATE BAY
  • THE PERFECT FAMILY BEACH
    Dog friendly all year round. Recommended by the Good Beach Guide, and only 10 minutes from the resort, this gorgeous bay is considered as one of the best family beaches in Cornwall.

    Post Code: PL28 8SB
    HARLYN BAY
  • A GOLDEN STRETCH OF SAND
    Dog friendly all year round. A breath taking stretch of golden sand backed by rugged sand dunes located at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, a 15 minute drive away.

    Post Code: PL27 6LB
    DAYMER BAY
  • 'BRITAIN'S ST TROPEZ'
    Dog friendly all year round. Located opposite Padstow and 15 minutes from Retallack Resort, the ever popular coastal village of Rock is home to stunning sand dunes which are a designated SSSI.

    Post Code: PL27 6LB
    ROCK
  • ROCKPOOL DREAMS
    Dog friendly all year round. With numerous rockpools to explore this sandy sweeping bay is a beach combers paradise and only a 10 minute drive away. It is perfect for little ones.

    Post Code: PL28 8JJ
    CONSTANTINE
  • A SURFER'S PARADISE
    Dog friendly before 9am and after 6pm. This epicentre of Europe's surfing scene is also a great family beach with fabulous facilities and magical rockpools, all within a 20 minute drive.

    Post Code: TR7 1HY
    FISTRAL BEACH
  • A STUNNING HEADLAND
    Dog friendly coastal walk. Close to Padstow, this stunning section of coastline forms part of the Cornwall Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB), only 15 minutes away.

    Post Code: PL28 8JB
    TREVOSE HEAD
  • DRAMATIC COASTLINE
    Dog friendly all year but access is via step steps that are closed during winter or storms. These granite rocks are stepping stones for Giant Bedruthan, according to myth and legend, only a short 15 minute drive away.

    Post Code: PL27 7UW
    BEDRUTHAN STEPS
  • A WELL-LIKED LOCAL SPOT
    Rated by the Good Beach Guide 2014, awarded a Blue Flag Award in 2013, this is a popular beach near Wadebridge and only a 15 minute drive away. Seasonal dog ban in place between Easter Sunday and 30th Sept.

    Post Code: PL27 6SS
    POLZEATH BEACH

"A lovely peaceful place in a beautiful location. Great facilities, and luxurious Accommodation. Restaurant overlooking FlowRider serving great quality food. Ideal for all ages, and a brilliant place to explore Cornwall."
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