From swathes of golden sand to intimate smugglers coves, Cornwall has over 300 beaches to discover around its coastline.
The closest beach to Tregedna Lodge and Campsite, is Maenporth Beach - a relatively small and safe sandy cove which is perfect for families.
Maenporth Beach faces east across Falmouth Bay and is generally sheltered from prevailing winds. Ideal for watersports like kayaking and SUPing so you can venture along the coastline to explore tiny beaches only accessible by water.
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except during July and August (10am to 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. (2021)
Swanpool Beach is just a short drive from Tregedna (generous paid for parking is available) or a good walk along the coast path from Maenporth.
A mainly sandy cove with good facilities and the wonderful cafe serving the most amazing ice creams.
Behind the beach is the Swanpool nature reserve where you can feed the ducks and the swans.
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between July 1st and 31st August (10am-6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. (2021)
Gyllyngvase Beach is the beach in the heart of Falmouth and just a 10 minute walk from the town shops. It's a very popular destination during the day and in the evenings. Good for watersports and you'll often see the local Surf Lifesaving Club members practising.
The small formal Queen Mary Gardens are adjacent to the beach and feature mature sub tropical plants that are worth seeing for a break from the beach.
Good facilities include Gylly Beach Cafe, the takeaway and toilets.
There is RNLI Lifeguard cover between May - September at Gyllyngvase Beach (dates vary)
Please note: Dogs are banned from the beach between May 15th and September 30th, between the hours of 10am and 6pm. (2021)