Once you have babies or toddlers, you will realize how much holidays have changed forever. Older kids will be easier to manage, as they are independent. Travel with little ones will double the list of stuff to pack, plus you will have that stroller with you. You need a safe space for them to crawl and play around, so you will have to choose the right destination.
Cornwall is really popular with tourists, including those traveling with families and small kids. Finding a baby or toddler-friendly accommodation is the first step. Luckily Cornwall has the widest choice of holiday accommodation and there are hundreds of large holiday homes suitable for families throughout this spectacular county. Next is to plan what to do. Make sure you opt for a family-oriented beach that is safe and interesting for your little one, especially since babies might not be into hiking a lot. Here are some of the best beaches to go to when you are going with your family.
1. Perranporth Beach
This is one of the best beaches on the north coast so it is definitely worth a visit. During low tide, a three-mile sandy strip is exposed so you can walk all the way to Ligger Point. Access to the beach from the town is buggy-safe, so you should definitely make your way from here.
It also has tons of establishments around, including the kid’s favourite ice cream. Babies and toddlers will love playing at the beach as it is very safe for them and for dogs too. A stream runs into the beach for additional water fun.
2. Swanpool Beach
Families should never opt for a big and crowded beach, especially if they have a crawling baby. Instead, something quieter and more intimate like Swanpool Beach is just right. Visitors can enjoy the beach, hire kayaks, and also explore the nature reserve nearby. The café serves a huge variety of ice cream, too.
The disadvantages include the lack of a lifeguard and the pebbly beach. Dogs are also allowed during the summer months, so long as you have a lead.
3. Chapel Porth
This Natural Trust destination is not as huge as other beaches but it does have a picturesque little cove, lifeguard service, and free parking. For NT members, a lifeguard service is available although dogs are banned in certain seasons. There is also a café in the area, just in case the little ones and the parents get hungry.
4. Marazion Beach
This beautiful beach overlooks a castle straight out of a fairy tale. It is a family-friendly beach that never gets busy and full. There are tons of parking with easy access plus lifeguard service. There is also a children’s play area on the beach and a freshwater inlet where the kids can paddle safely. The town also has a lot of ice cream stores during the hot summer days. Lastly, you can enjoy the views of St. Michael’s Mount from Marazion Beach.
For an unforgettable holiday, you need the right destination that caters to the needs of a young family. Cornwall has tons of beaches that are safe and quiet for babies and toddlers to enjoy the sun and the sand.