There are a great variety of beaches (from sheltered coves to long open beaches) within a short drive (or train ride) from Penzance. Our nearby favourites are:-
Best for Swimming
Marazion (3 miles); Perranuthnoe (5 miles); Porthminster, St Ives (8 miles); Gwithian/Godrevy, Hayle (11 miles); Porthcurno (8 miles)
Sennen Cove (8 miles); Gwenver (8 miles); Porthmeor, St Ives (8 miles)
Off the beaten track
Portheras (7 miles); Nanjizal (9 miles); Porth Chapel (8 miles); Pedn Vounder, Treen (7 miles); Kenneggy Sands (7 miles)
Although not a beach, mention must be made of the fabulous and recently refurbished Jubilee Pool on the seafront in Penzance, which opens in the Summer.