Local Beaches

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


From long stretches of golden sandy beaches to sheltered estuaries, hidden coves and rugged headlands, the Cornish coast is breathtakingly beautiful. Whether you are looking for year round dog friendly beaches for long walks, family friendly paddling and rock pooling spots or pumping surf for adrenaline fuelled fun, its all on your doorstep when you stay at Retallack.

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, 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
  • A BEACHCOMBERS PARADISE

    Dog friendly all year round. With numerous rock pools 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 rockpool, all within a 20 minute drive.

    Post Code: TR7 1HY
    FISTRAL BEACH
  • A STUNNING HEADLAND

    Dog friendly coastpath 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. A popular tourist attraction, 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 is only a 15 minutes drive away. Seasonal dog ban in place between Easter Sunday and 30th Sept.

    Post Code: PL27 6SS
    POLZEATH BEACH

"This is a great location for exploring cornwall being situated between padstow and newquay, definitely worthy of its five star rating."
Tripadvisor Review, May 2016