The Surf Beaches
From Gwithian Towans near Hayle to Constantine Bay near Padstow, this stretch of the Southwest660 offers an impressive sequence of big sandy beaches with big waves to match. That means there’s always plenty of space on vast sandy expanses like Porthtowan, Perranporth and Watergate beaches. With invigorating westerly breezes, foamy waves and sea spray in the air, they’re as attractive to walkers as watersporters. Feeling a bit windswept? It’s easy to find smaller, more sheltered beaches at coves like Portreath, St Agnes and Harlyn Bay.