You’ve been coming to Cornwall for years. You know the winding roads like the back of your hand. You get that special excited feeling when you see ‘those trees’ on the way into Cornwall and you would class yourself as a Cornwall expert.
So…we thought it would be fun to put together a little quiz to see if you can Name That Beach!
See the pictures below, read the clues and name the Cornish beach. Think it sounds simple? Go on then! Give it a go!!!
If you like wide, spacious sandy beaches with rock pools and dunes a plenty, this is the beach for you! It’s considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall and the crescent shaped bay makes it a very safe stretch of water…so if you are a novice surfer it’s probably a good place to start.
If quiet, secluded and sheltered are your key beach buzz words then you must be buzzing like a bee right now! This beach is off the beaten track and although it offers beautiful views and golden sands – you have to check the tide times if you want to enjoy it without getting wet.
If it’s stylish accommodation and live music you’re after, this is where it’s at. There’s also plenty of opportunity for cliff and water based sports and activities too. This is definitely a vibrant and happening beach… but what’s it called?
This shingle and sand beach is a favourite with dog walkers all year round. With stunning views and plenty of rocky outcrops to explore, it’s the perfect beach on which to strink…(stroll and think). We love a good strink!
This is a huge beach popular with surfers, horse riders, sunbathers, swimmers and revellers alike! This beach has it all and to top it all off the dunes are the perfect habitat for butterflies, lizards and other creatures… so get your binoculars out and tell us what this beach is called!
If you like it lively, busy and bustling, this is the beach for you. It’s easily accessible from the main town and is a safe stretch of water making it the perfect spot for families…especially if they are hungry because there are plenty of eateries around here!
In a sheltered spot on a stunning peninsular, this shingle beach is perfect for those who enjoy getting away from it all. The beautiful views and surrounding countryside make it a favourite location for walkers… but which beach is it?
This large beach of golden sands is backed by dunes and is popular for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and walking! Dolphins have been known to pay this beach a visit too.
A quiet little spot just a stone’s throw from Newquay. Perfect to getaway from the crowds in busy seasons.
This is an easily accessible beach made even more popular by its breakwater. It has a river running alongside it which is perfect for watching fishing boats bobbing along from your beach hut! It also boasts a part natural, part man-made rock pool perfect for swimming…have you guessed which beach we’re talking about?
Now check your answers below and calculate your score – no cheating!
1. Harlyn Bay Beach in Padstow
2. Polridmouth Cove Beach in Fowey
3. Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay
4. Downderry Beach in Looe
5. Perranporth Beach
6. Porthmeor Beach in St Ives
7. Carne Beach in Roseland
8. Crantock Beach in Newquay
9. Polly Joke in Newquay
10. Summerleaze Beach in Bude
How did you do?
If you scored 0 – 4 Don’t worry there is still time for to become a Cornwall Expert. We bet if you did this quiz again, your score would improve…See? The Bowgie Inn Crantock can be educational when we want to be.
IF you scored 5 – 7 Well done! You have a pretty secure knowledge of Cornwall’s stunning beaches but we suggest you visit a few more before you start calling yourself an expert.
If you scored 8 – 10 We bow down to your superior knowledge. If you like you may call yourself the ‘Lord of all of Cornwall’. However please understand this is just for fun – don’t start writing that on official forms where it asks you to state your title.