A guide to the Roseland’s Beaches


Discover the beautiful beaches of the Roseland Peninsula

From hidden coves to expanses of white sand, the Roseland is full of golden treasures and some of the best beaches in the UK, let alone Cornwall.

They are perfect for family days out, romantic picnics or simply a lazy day soaking up the sun. So whether its rock-pooling you’re looking for, a secret swimming spot or simply a brilliant beach day out, we’re sure the Roseland has the perfect beach for you.

Seaside safety

Enjoy our beaches but consider seaside safety. The beaches on the Roseland do not have a lifeguard service.

In an emergency for coastal or sea rescue DIAL 999 and ask for Coastguard.


On the Beach

  • Look at the safety signs before going into the water.
  • Don’t swim off headlands.
  • Be wary of undertow currents.
  • Don’t let children go out on an inflatable airbed or dinghy.
  • Check tide tables. Don’t get cut off by the incoming tide.
  • Get a friend to swim with you.
  • When possible only swim on a beach that has Lifeguards

Cliff Dangers

  • Keep well clear of the cliff edge.
  • Don’t climb on cliffs.
  • Before walking along a stretch of beach under cliffs, find out what the tide is doing. You could get cut off.
  • Don’t dig into soft cliff faces. They can collapse and bury you.

Pendower Beach
Carne Beach
Little and Great Molunan Beach



St Mawes Beaches