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1.Great Bay – St Martin’s – Isles of Scilly – Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in England, Great bay obviously has some excellent pedigree. The Scilly Isles do have many fine beaches and choosing is difficult but the beautiful turquoise sea and glistening white sands are enough to put this top.

2.Harlyn Beach – Padstow – Cornwall – Complemented with great rock pools and superb surf. The Harlyn Beach has plenty of wide open spaces particularly during low tide for beach fun.

3.Preston Beach – Torbay – Devon – This red sand beach is a particularly family favourite. The beach has a European Blue Flag which is an award given to beaches that have impeccable environmental standards as well as 1st class health and safety facilities.

4.Porthmeor – St Ives – Cornwall – A well known surf and sand beach the Portmeor is based near the great beach café and Porthmeor studios. The Tate St Ives is based nearby so can be very handy if you wanted to surf in the morning and view some art later on!

5.Porthminster – St Ives – Cornwall – Based very close to the Porthmeor beach the Porthminster is a classic sandy beach and the longest in St Ives. Close by is the world renowned Porthminster café specializing in Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

6.Kynance Cove – Lizard – Cornwall – Popular with sightseers since Victorian times this National Trust beach can get very busy on a hot day. The beach has numerous caves to explore but be careful!

7.Lantic Bay – Fowey – Cornwall – A quiet but gorgeous beach with white sands. The remoteness of the beach makes it’s quite hard to find meaning it is often empty. If you can make it there it is definitely worth seeing.

8.Polridmouth – Nr Fowey, – Cornwall – Another secluded and quiet beach the Polridmouth beach appeals to people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

9.Helford Passage – Nr Falmouth – Cornwall – A safe sandy beach with a little shop and a popular family pub. Boats can be hired to explore the river and creeks.

10.Perran Sands – Perranporth – Cornwall – Is set within an area of outstanding beauty along side over 3 miles of sandy beach a well loved surfer’s beach with a great bar.

This year there is an expected increase in people taking holidays within the UK and not going abroad. If you plan to do similar and need a Cornwall Cottage or looking for a Cottage to Rent in Cornwall then there are many places you can find one.

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