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Cornish beach named one of the top 10 best in the world

Carne Beach has been described as one of the best beaches in the world in a recent article in expert travel magazine National Geographic.

The region’s magnificent coastline has long been an attractive selling point for those travelling down to the county to take advantage of nearby holiday parks in Cornwall. Now, the internationally read publication, National Geographic, has recognised one of its beaches as being a top beauty spot in the world.

Carne Beach in Gerrans Bay, on the south coast of Cornwall, featured alongside known shorelines in Florida, Bermuda and Australia as one of the best beaches around the globe.

Situated on the dramatic Roseland Peninsula, Carne Beach is a favourite spot for holidaymakers looking to explore the county’s natural beauty along the coast from Cornwall’s caravan parks.

National Geographic writes: “The rocky Cornish coast gives way to beaches, and one of the broadest and most beautiful is Carne on Gerrans Bay.

“Residents of the nearby villages swim, walk their dogs, and play beach volleyball and cricket along its sandy surface, which at low tide extends to about a mile when neighbouring Pendower Beach adjoins.”

The article also highlights other popular destinations close to the beach, including St. Ives, and mentioned Cornwall’s appeal as the setting for both Poldark and Doc Martin.

Speaking about Carne Beach’s recent editorial appearance, chief executive of Visit Cornwall Malcolm Bell said: “It’s nice to have a beach identified on the South Coast.

“Often it’s because they are not developed –they’re natural beaches. They haven’t been damaged by commercialisation.”

Of course, Carne Beach isn’t the only coastal hot spot on offer to holidaymakers in the area. With over 300 beaches in the county, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Cornwall beaches near Tencreek Holiday Park, so why not start ticking them off next time you come to stay in Looe?!

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