Beaches in Penzance, Cornwall

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Penzance. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Wherrytown Beach (0.7 miles)

    Wherrytown © Bob Embleton | BY-SA

    Wherrytown is a large pebble beach between Penzance and Newlyn. Clean, safe swimming and easy access from the promenade.

  • Penzance Beach (0.6 miles)

    Penzance © Richard Croft | BY-SA

    There are a couple of areas that could be described as beaches between Penzance harbour and the end of the Promenade at Wherrytown.

    At lower tides there is a small band of sand and shingle running along the front of the Promenade. The foreshore here is almost completely rocks - great for rockpooling but not so…

  • Eastern Green Beach (1.3 miles)

    Eastern Green © Philip Halling | BY-SA

    Eastern Green is the closest beach to Penzance, accessed via a concrete footpath from the bus station. The sheltered sand and shingle beach follows the curve of Mount's Bay to Long Rock. Clean water and safe swimming make it popular with locals.

  • Mousehole Beach (2.6 miles)

    Mousehole © Nick Macneill | BY-SA

    The little west Cornwall fishing village is well known for its charms. In fact it was once described by the poet Dylan Thomas, as the loveliest village in England. The village's name comes from the small entrance to the harbour and it is within the harbour that you will find the beach. Mousehole's beach is…

  • Longrock Beach (2.2 miles)

    Longrock Beach © Susan Tromans | BY-SA

    Longrock beach lies around half way between Penzance and Marazion. Despite being a long sandy beach with views over Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount, it is rarely ever busy. It does have a slightly scruffy feel in sections where it backs onto the railway lines but is generally clean and swimming is very safe.…

Penzance beaches map

Map featuring Penzance beaches. Click on pins to view beach details