If you are looking for tranquil beaches which you want for yourself, your soon-to-be-spouse and the wedding photography team you’ve hired, those sun-bleached beaches in Spain, the South of France and the whole stretch of the Mediterranean won’t do.
But you know what will? Yes, you got that right! English beaches will. And to be more specific, those in rugged, golden sand beaches in Cornwall would be perfect as a backdrop for wedding photos!
Now, here are six of the best Cornish beaches which you should definitely go to for your wedding day shoot.
Lansallos Beach, two miles west of Polperro
Often peaceful, this sandy (with some shingle) cove is one of those places where you can just lay back with a nice book and a basket of snacks for the whole afternoon. Reed Water, a small waterfall located at the eastern part of the beach is also a great spot for photos, especially if you and your wedding partner are the adventurous sort. Many of the top Cornwall wedding photographers choose this spot for spectacular wedding day photos.
Access: You could park near the church and then walk down the footpath towards the beach. This takes about 20 minutes from top to bottom.
Kynance Cove, two miles north of Lizard Point
For several centuries, Kynance Cove has been a tourist spot of sorts already with famous personalities like Alfred Tennyson visiting it. Unknown to a lot, this beautiful spot is actually formed by coastal erosion. But who really cares about that bit of fact when the green and red-colored rocks emerge during the low tide? With its tall cliffs and rocky outcrops, golden sand beach and blue sea, it’s a particularly stunning location for Cornwall wedding photos.
Access: You could park in the lot of National Trust and go for the 10-minute walk down. For those who love the convenience, there’s a café nearby complete with wireless connection.
Porthcurno, 2.5 Miles from Land’s End
Nature loving couples will definitely love the gold-colored sand and super clear sea waters; so clear you can actually see fish swimming around. A cove (accessible only during low tides) can be found nearby, great for viewing basking sharks and private pre or post wedding photo shoots. It makes a spectacular backdrop to create stunning wedding photos you will cherish forever.
Another Great Spot: The Minack Theater would be one of the most interesting areas for a wedding photo shoot. If you’ve got an artistic team of wedding photographers with you, they will definitely figure out a concept which you would love!
Gwithian Towans, very near Hayle
Measuring about three miles, this dune-backed beach is great for adventurous couples and extreme sports aficionados. You and your future husband or wife could definitely ride a wave while your photographer clicks merrily on.
Access: From the A30 at Hayle, go right just beside the Lidl then to the B3301. The road to the beach is the first left turn after you drive for a mile.
Daymer Bay, East Side of River Camel Estuary
Are you and your girlfriend or boyfriend more of the playful kind of people? If so, this Cornish beach is the best for you. The Camel Estuary looking out on to the rugged headlands is as Cornish as you can get and is a firm favourite with wedding photographers in Cornwall. You can even bring kids with you since they will find a lot of great activities (sandcastle building, rockpooling, paddling, etc.) to be enjoyed.
Another Great Spot: Right across the Camel Estuary is a great spot where you’ll see an amazingly golden field (corn) during summer. That’s another spectacular photo shoot spot for couples.
Porthminster Beach, St Ives
One of the best things about this beach is that view to the Godrevy lighthouse. Built so many years ago, this would be great backdrop to your Victorian themed wedding pre-nuptial photo shoot. The second great thing about the beach is that the management cleans it as often as possible. And just in case you get hungry, you will be glad to know that they serve food. Also, you can rent equipment from paddleboards to windbreakers in their shop, just in case you left those at home.
This is a beautiful location with near white sand and crystal clear waters – this is a close as it comes to a Caribbean wedding photo shoot right here in Cornwall.