The Lizard is blessed with more sandy coves and fine beaches than you can shake a towel at, and Polurrian Cove is one of its most picturesue spots. Beaches don't come much prettier than those found in a Designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and as it's linked to the South West Coast Path you can wander to neighbouring coves if you want to see more of the beaches on this strech of coastline.
Families choose this silky ribbon of sand for their beach holidays year after year, and with a seasonal dog ban during high season it’s ideal for letting young children enjoy time by the sea. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so if you like to be close to Cornwall's wildlife this is one of its most unspilt areas.
This is the kind of beach that isn't surrounded by ice cream parlours and souvenir shops, but if you don't mind taking a picnic you'll be able to enjoy the feeling of seclusion that comes from choosing one of the lesser known beaches. One thing to bear in mind is that the closest convenient parking for this beach is around 10 minutes walk away, in the village of Mullion. So if you’re thinking of coming by car, it’s best to limit the baggage if you have little ones to transport!