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How well do you know Cornwall’s beaches?

How well do you know Cornwall’s beaches?

Cornwall is home to over 300 beaches with some rated the best in the world.

Here in West Cornwall we have our fair share of these beautiful sandy coves; many within easy reach of Hotel Penzance.

Of course, whilst we're not able to travel, the cornish coastline is sadly out of bounds for many at the time being. Some of you may have even had your Cornish breaks postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus, and many more of you will be unsure as to when you will next be able to visit. We would like to thank you all for your patience in delaying your trip and protecting our staff and community.

We hope the thought of a trip to Cornwall in the future gives you something to look forward to in these strange times. We will certainly all need a big dose of vitamin sea when this is all over!

Until then, to help keep your spirits up (and bring a piece of our wonderful county to you) we’ve put together a little quiz to test your knowledge of Cornwall’s beaches. We hope this brings a smile to your face.

All you need to do is simply name the beaches below. Why not challenge your friends or family… good luck! (Answers at the bottom… no peeking)!

1.

 Blue sea beach
2.
 Rocky cliff beach
3. 

Beach - Adam Gibbard
© Adam Gibbard, Visit Cornwall

4.

Cornish beach

5.

Cute beach
© Matt Jessop, Visit Cornwall

6. 

Cornwall beach

7. 

Beach in Cornwall

8.

Blue sea and Beach

9. 

Waves onto beach

10. 

Cornish beach - Matt Jessop
© Matt Jessop, Visit Cornwall

11.

Golden sand beach

12.

Beach of Cornwall

13. 

Break water
© Visit Cornwall

14.

Fields and beach

15. 

Big beach
© Matt Jessop, Visit Cornwall

16.

English beach

17.

British beach

18.

Panoramic beach

19.

Harbour cornwall

20.

White sand beach

 

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Answers

Scroll down for the all-important answers…
 
1. Porthcurno Beach (10.8 miles from Hotel Penzance)
2. Bedruthan Steps Beach (39.5 miles from Hotel Penzance)
3. Porthmeor Beach (8 miles from Hotel Penzance)
4. Marazion Beach (3.2 miles from Hotel Penzance)
5. Porthgwarra Beach (11.4 miles from Hotel Penzance)
6. Kynance Cove (24.8 miles from Hotel Penzance)
7. Godrevy Head, St Ives Bay (8 miles from Hotel Penzance)
8. Carbis Bay Beach (8.4 miles from Hotel Penzance)
9. Fistral Beach (33 miles from Hotel Penzance)
10. Porthtowan Beach (20.2 miles from Hotel Penzance)
11. Sennen Cove Beach (10.4 miles from Hotel Penzance)
12. Praa Sands Beach (8.1 miles from Hotel Penzance)
13. Portreath Beach (17 miles from Hotel Penzance)
14. Loe Bar Beach (17 miles from Hotel Penzance)
15. Perranporth Beach (26.1 miles from Hotel Penzance)
16. Long Rock Beach (1.6 miles from Hotel Penzance)
17. Watergate Bay Beach (34.9 miles from Hotel Penzance)
18. Holywell Bay (31.1 miles from Hotel Penzance)
19. Mousehole Beach (3.9 miles from Hotel Penzance)
20. St Martins, Isles of Scilly (37 miles from Hotel Penzance – ferry required!)

A Little Book of Cornwall

With the help of our friends, we’ve also developed a FREE 'Little Book of Cornwall' for you to download. We hope you enjoy it and that it makes your time at home a little bit easier.
 
DOWNLOAD OUR LITTLE BOOK OF CORNWALL