Two secret Cornwall beaches named among the best to visit this summer to avoid crowds

Two of Cornwall's beaches have been singled out as the perfect spots for those looking to escape the crowds this weekend. Whether you're planning a family day out, an adventure with mates or just fancy some alone time, hitting the beach is a great way to break free from the daily grind.

The UK boasts over 11,000 miles of coastline and countless beaches, but a quick Google search will usually point you towards the busiest spots. However, The Telegraph has come up with a list of 20 hidden gems where you can avoid the summer crowds - and Bream Cove and Pedn Vounder in Cornwall have made the cut.

Bream Cove overlooks Falmouth Bay and is just north of the Helford estuary. The beach is a great place to swim and has been made popular for snorkelling and diving but you have to be careful as there is no lifeguard service or safety equipment around.

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According to the Telegraph, Bream Cove is a "Southeast-facing sand-and-shingle cove." The expert added: "[It] is a great alternative to the busier beaches in Falmouth - and the woodland walk you take to reach it from Mawnan Smith village gives it real Famous Five vibes.

"One of the only beaches in the area that allow dogs in summer, Bream's calm waters also make it a great spot for paddle boarding and there's a coffee-and-cake truck at the top of the beach."

The second Cornish beach named is Pedn Vounder, the name translates from the Cornish 'pedn', meaning head or end and 'vounder', meaning lane, so, the beach means 'end of lane.' It is located near Land's End and is famous for its turquoise waters and white sandy shore.

Pedn Vounder beach in Cornwall
caption: Pedn Vounder beach, Cornwall -Credit:Wiki Commons

Speaking about the beach, the Telegraph expert said: "Pedn Vounder, near the village of Treen, may have turned a few heads in recent years thanks to its sparkling celeste waters and white sandy beach backed by rugged rocks, but it remains considerably quieter than nearby Porthcurno. There's a reason for this: you must climb down these rocks to reach it, so wear appropriate footwear."

Bream Cove has ranked third on the list whilst Pedn Vounder has placed fourth. Both were outranked by South Devon's Arymer Cove which claimed the top spot. The full list of secret and remote beaches by the Telegraph is listed below:

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  1. Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore, South Devon

  2. Ringstead Bay, Dorset

  3. Bream Cove, Cornwall

  4. Pedn Vounder, Cornwall

  5. Shoeburyness, Essex

  6. Sandgate, Kent

  7. Rottingdean Beach, East Sussex

  8. Steephill Cove, Isle of Wright

  9. Silverdale Cove, Lancashire

  10. Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

  11. Budle Bay, Northumberland

  12. Horsey Beach, Norfolk

  13. Clashnessie Bay, Assynt

  14. Farr Beach, Sutherland

  15. Scalpsie Bay, Isle of Bute

  16. Sanna Bay, Kilchoan

  17. Porthor, Gwynedd

  18. Fall Bay, Gower

  19. Traeth Llyfn, North Pembrokeshire

  20. Amroth Beach, South Pembrokeshire