The sun is starting to shine a little more and school summer holidays are just around the corner. It’s that time of year again to start thinking about some Great British summer breaks! This week we thought we’d share with you some of the many disability friendly, accessible beaches in Cornwall to help you plan your great escape!
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Voted the Sunday Times’ Best Places to live in 2016, Falmouth and its sandy beaches are beautiful at this time of year. Gyllyngvase Beach, or Gylly Beach as it is also known, is popular among tourists and locals alike. With ample parking nearby and easy step free access, this beach is wheelchair friendly. You can even hire a specialist beach wheelchair with inflatable wheels, making manoeuvring sand, pebbles and sea a breeze!
Home to the fabulous St. Michael’ Mount, Cornwall’s very own Castle on the Hill, Marazion beach is certainly not one to miss! The slipway at the main carpark provides step free access to the mile long beach, which operates a lifeguard service during summer months. The sandy beach boasts stunning views of St. Michael’s Mount, accessible via a cobble causeway during low tide or via a short boat ride at high tide. The town of Marazion hosts a variety of local shops, amenities and places to eat.
Step into the Mediterranean at Porthminster, with palm trees, golden sands and twinkling turquoise waters, you’ll be forgiven to thinking you’re abroad! This Blue Flag beach is a family favourite, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque town of St. Ives. The carpark overlooks the beach with easy, level access to the sand.
Less than five minutes away from Bude town centre lies Summerleaze beach with level access from the main carpark. This beach also features a quirky natural sea pool. Originally opened in 1930, the pool is cleaned each day by the changing tides and has accommodated swimmers for generations! Sheltered by the breakwater, this beach is popular among families and the surfing community and is lifeguarded during the summer months.
The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall and are accessible via boat or by plane. Porthcressa lies at the back of Hugh Town, the main town on St. Mary’s island. Sheltered by rocks on both sides, this beach is great for swimming. St. Mary’s is a safe, peaceful and relaxed destination, hosting a population of 1,800 over 2.5 square miles. Hugh Town offers an assortment of gift shops, amenities and delicious restaurants and pubs nearby. You can even tour the island by golf buggy! If you’re looking for a quieter beach break, the island life might just be for you!
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