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5 of the Best Beaches You Can Visit on Holiday Near Helston

What’s on, my Ansom?

2023 Holiday season is almost upon us, and we here are Roselidden are looking forward to having you back again! And we’re back with our blogs to share our experience with camping and insider knowledge as Helston and Cornish locals with you!

If you’re coming to Cornwall on holiday, you’re absolutely going to be spending time on the beach. But with over 250 miles of coastline and over 300 beaches, you’re spoilt for choice!

In today’s post you’ll learn about 5 of the best beaches near Helston, as recommended by us, that will make sure you get the most out of your time on holiday. Let’s crack on!

The 5 Best Beaches Near Helston

  1. Praa Sands Beach

  2. Poldhu Cove

  3. Kynance Cove

  4. Perranuthoe Beach

  5. Loe Bar Beach

1. Praa Sands Beach

Located a short 20 minute drive down the road from Roselidden campsite, Praa Sands is one of the most naturally beautiful beaches in the county. The views are fantastic; They usually keep the beach spotless and the sand is soft and comfortable.

It’s an expansive beach that can accommodate almost any preference - One side is lively, one side is quiet. Activities such as canoeing and surf schools are available for those who are interested! The doesn’t go out too far, so it’s a good place to take the kids for a paddle and a swim.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby, and ample parking, too. You really can’t go wrong!

2. Poldhu Cove

Another 20 minute drive from Roselidden, Poldhu Cove is a magnificent spot for anyone interested in surfing or body boarding. It’s easy to access and has parking close to the beach (you need exact change for the parking meter though. Keep that in mind!).

a couple surfing together at a beach

It’s got a cracking sandy beach, and the rock pools at low tide are proper job! The cafe next to the beach is highly regarded, too.

3. Kynance Cove

If you’re a swimmer, you definitely want to set a day aside to spend time down at Kynance cove. Located on the Lizard Peninsula, Kynance cove is a gem of a spot to spend time out in the water. It’s crystal clear and great for snorkelling!

When the tide is out, there are plenty of caves and rock pools to explore as you wander around. However, when the tide is in, there might not be a beach at all, so make sure you check the tide times before you visit!

4. Perranuthoe Beach

If you’re looking for more of a hidden gem, and you’re not afraid to go a little out of your way to find it, Perranuthoe beach is the spot for you! You’ll have to navigate some of the infamous Cornish country lanes to get there, but the reward is a quieter, secluded beach great for relaxation.

It’s another safe beach, with a gentle slope away from the beach and lifeguards making it very kid friendly. However, it’s another one that you need to check the tide time for making sure the beach isn’t underwater when you arrive!

A girl walking her dog on the beach

5. Loe Bar Beach

Before we get into the positive aspects of our local beach, we must make one thing absolutely clear: If you visit Loe Bar beach, DO NOT ENTER THE OCEAN! This stretch of coastline as a strong undercurrent and is extremely dangerous. Also, there are no lifeguards here either, so it’s imperative that you take care of yourselves.

Having said that, if you’re not bothered about going in the sea - Loe Bar is the perfect spot for you!

It’s an expansive beach, on a spot of coastline that stretches 4.3 km in total. It’s a great place for a walk with the family and dog, and if you’re lucky, you might find you have the entire place to yourselves!

It’s also a top-notch spot for some fishing - as long as you remember to stay out of the water!

We do like to be beside… you know!

So there you have it, pals! Our recommendations for the 5 best beaches near Helston! We hope you’ve found something that piques your interest!

And if you’ve got any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let us know.

Later on!


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