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Best Beaches for a Young Couple

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Best Beaches for a Young Couple

Hello all,

My girlfriend and I are visting Cornwall at the end of June, staying around the Gorran Haven area. We would like to visit a couple of beaches during our stay but there are so many to choose from! Can anyone advise which beaches would be best for a young couple? We would prefer a sand beach for a chance to relax but also with some shops and cafes etc nearby to have a wonder around. I'm happy to drive up to an hour from Gorran Haven.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Best Beaches for a Young Couple

Gorran Haven is a very small quiet village, quite pretty but very peaceful.

For great sandy beaches with plenty going on inc surfing, bodyboarding etc , head for Newquay for the day. Fistral beach is a top surfing beach which attracts the young crowd, so maybe head over that way. Newquay is about 45 mins drive from Gorran Haven, and has plenty of great beaches.

There is also a good big sandy beach at Pentewan on the South coast which is only about 10-15 mins from Gorran Haven. Its near Mevagissey. Also nearer to where you are staying is the beach at Caerhayes which also a good sandy beach only a few minutes drive.

Hope you get the weather to enjoy them!

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2. Re: Best Beaches for a Young Couple

You're on the wrong coast for the best beaches really. You need to head on over to the north coast and try out Perranporth beach. Huge sandy beach with great surf and even a pub on the beach (The Wateringhole).

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3. Re: Best Beaches for a Young Couple

A little bit further away but with a great young, surfy vibe is Polzeath.

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4. Re: Best Beaches for a Young Couple

I second Perranporth beach, good surfing and all of the shops, bars & restaurants right on the 'doorstep'.

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