Padstow Beaches, Cornwall
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Blue Flag beach
Lifeguarded beach (seasonal)
Restricted dog access
Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Off the beaten track
Google Map of Padstow Beaches
Polzeath Beach is a west-facing beach in Hayle Bay, at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Padstow, Cornwall. It is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Cornwall, often providing ideal Atlantic conditions. The large expanses of golden sands also make it a popular destination for families. Polzeath is a 2011 Blue Flag beach.
Port Quin’s rocky beach sits in a narrow, sheltered cove near Port Isaac, Cornwall. Port Quin Beach is accessible only at low tide and the area is mainly visited by experienced, hardy walkers. The rugged, unspoilt cove at Port Quin (also known as Port Quinn) is normally a very peaceful spot which reveals rock pools to explore at low tide.
Rock Beach boasts a long sandy beach facing Padstow, on the other side of the Camel estuary. The town’s name is derived from the rocks used as ballast by trading ships, the rocks being mined from a local quarry. The beach stretches for around a mile, and Daymer Bay to the north can be reached at low tide.
Trebarwith Strand Beach is a west-facing beach near Tintagel, Cornwall. It is a sandy beach with scenic, rocky peripheral areas, sitting at the end of a picturesque valley. At high tide the beach is entirely reclaimed by the sea. At low tide it is a fine family beach which also offers good surfing.