Wander along miles of golden sands without seeing another soul, find a rock high above the waves to sit and eat a picnic while soaking up the sunshine. Walk back to the tiny cafe on the edge of the cove, easily find a place to sit, order a cup of tea and feast your eyes on the view. If this is your dream, you can find it on your doorstep. Hidden in the South West of the UK, find this magical place on any beach in Cornwall in June.
Yes, you read that right. A June holiday in Cornwall means all of this, and more. Of course, we can’t guarantee the weather. But we can guarantee the calm. Right before the school summer holidays, the county has less visitors but all the perks of summer. Perfect for a romantic weekend break or a short holiday for a new family.
We think that during this quiet time of year you should be making the most of the places that tend to be the busiest: the beaches. Pack a bucket and spade and head out to these glorious golden sand havens.
Summerleaze Beach near Bude is home to the sea pool, a rock pool turned swimming pool cleaned by the tide each day, and miles of sand when the tide is out. Only a couple minutes’ walk from the heart of Bude, this is the local beach for any visitors to the town. This is a family friendly beach, ideal for taking little ones on their first seaside trip as you’ve got plenty of cafes and toilets in close proximity, just in case you need to escape the beach.
For more miles of north coast beaches, head to Perranporth. Chill out on the beach for the day and stop off in The Watering Hole, the iconic pub on the beach, for a pint while you watch the sun set. Another family friendly hot spot, on a weekday in June you’ll probably have the beach to yourself. One of our favourite things to do is climb up to the top of the cliffs and follow the paths or explore the secret coves when the tide is out.
For the romantics among you, Maenporth beach is tucked away in a small cove just outside of Falmouth. As a small cove, Maenporth attracts more local visitors rather than holidaymakers. This small beach is ideal for water babies as it’s fairly sheltered and the waters stay calm. Grab a snorkel mask and swim along the edges of the cove to find local wildlife hiding in the nooks of the rocks.
Sennen Cove is another family friendly spot. Explore the wild west of Cornwall; dramatic coastlines, beautiful vistas and hidden coves. The beach at Sennen is backed by dunes so you can find a sheltered spot even on a windy day. The soft, fine sand makes for the perfect sand castles, or sand forts for the particularly adventurous. Live like a local and plan a sunset barbecue to round off your beach day.