Top 8 Cornish Beaches For A Sunset

The hour before the sun finally dips below the horizon is a magical time, especially in Cornwall. Hues of gold, orange, purple and red fill the sky and there is no better place to watch the sunset than from a beach. Bury down in the sand, let the sea lap at the shore and allow night time to fall at these amazing spots...

1. Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay beach stretches for two miles providing a panoramic view of the setting sun... so whether you are nestled on the sand or up on the cliffs at Boardmasters you are guaranteed to witness a spectacular sunset.


2. Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

St Ives may be right at the tip of the South-West, but it's well worth going the extra mile for. There are a number of amazing beaches to choose from, however Porthmeor keeps the sun for the longest and provides the best nestling spot.


3. Bedruthan Steps

The beach has beautiful golden sand which is only accessible at low tide meaning you may have to watch the sunset from the cliff tops. The granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are, according to legend, stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan.

Photo Credit: Stuart Bennett


4. Sennen Cove

The white sands of Sennen Cove are an idyllic place to rest whilst watching the sunset. It is the most westerly beach in Cornwall, so you get to see every last bit of sun before it dips below the horizon.


5. Crantock Beach

With a large expanse of golden sands sheltered by sand dunes, Crantock Beach is one of the cosiest spots to watch a sunset.


6. Perranporth Beach

With miles of golden sands backed by rolling sand dunes, Perranporth is the perfect spot to find your own secluded part of the beach and take in the sunset.


7. Godrevy Beach

Watch the vibrant sunset over the famous Godrevey lighthouse.


8. Any

To be honest, every beach in Cornwall is a great one to watch the sunset! All of them have their own unique qualities, so get out on your adventures and let us know your favourites!

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