Padstow Beaches, Cornwall

Beaches

  • Bedruthan Steps BeachBedruthan Steps Beach
    RefreshmentsParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Bedruthan Steps beach is part of a stretch of north Cornwall coastline owned by the National Trust. The cliff-top scenery provides dramatic views of the North Cornwall coast.

  • Booby’s BayBooby’s Bay
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    Booby’s Bay, near Padstow in north Cornwall, is home to a west-facing beach in the shadow of Trevose Head. Low tide reveals a sandy beach with rock pools to explore; at high tide the beach is completely reclaimed by the sea. Constantine Bay beach lies to its immediate south.

  • Constantine BayConstantine Bay
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    Constantine Bay beach is a long, sandy beach only a few miles from one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday resorts – Padstow. Located on Cornwall’s rugged north, Atlantic coast, it is a popular destination for surfers and walkers alike.

  • Daymer BayDaymer Bay
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    Daymer Bay Beach is a west-facing beach at the mouth of the Camel Estuary in Cornwall, 2 miles from Padstow. It is a long, sheltered, sandy beach with sand dunes, boasting fine views across the estuary and the ‘Doom Bar’.

  • Epphaven CoveEpphaven Cove
    Restricted dog accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Epphaven Cove is home to a sheltered beach of sand and rock near Padstow in north Cornwall. The cove’s small, north facing beach is accessible only at low tide. The impressive Trevan Point towers above the beach.

  • Harlyn BayHarlyn Bay
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    Harlyn Bay Beach lies in a sheltered location to the east of Trevose Head, near Padstow, on the north Cornwall coast. A north east-facing, crescent-shaped, sand and pebble beach backed by sand dunes, Harlyn Bay Beach stretches around a half a mile.

  • Hawkers CoveHawkers Cove
    Designated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Hawkers Cove Beach lies at the mouth of the River Camel in north Cornwall, around 2 miles from Padstow. At low tide, a vast, wide expanse of sand is revealed which stretches around 1½ miles. There are fine views of the Camel estuary from the beach.

  • Mother Ivey’s BayMother Ivey’s Bay
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten trackHD video

    Polventon Beach is a north east-facing beach in Mother Ivey’s Bay near Padstow, Cornwall. The sandy beach sits in a sheltered location on the picturesque headland, Trevose Head. Padstow’s lifeboat station is situated at Trevose Head and can be seen to the north of the beach.

  • Polzeath BeachPolzeath Beach
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    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 Gaverne BeachPort Gaverne Beach
    Family beachDog-friendly beachParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Port Gaverne Beach is a small, north west-facing beach just outside the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, on the north Cornwall coast. Situated in a narrow cove, at low tide Port Gaverne is a sheltered, sand and shingle beach populated by rock pools.

  • Port Isaac BeachPort Isaac Beach
    RefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Port Isaac Beach is situated in one of the most picturesque villages in Cornwall. It is a small, north-facing, shingle beach nestling in the sheltered harbour of Port Isaac, recognised by many as ‘Port Wenn’ in ITV’s ‘Doc Martin’ television series.

  • Port Quin BeachPort Quin Beach
    ParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    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.

  • Porthcothan BayPorthcothan Bay
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    Porthcothan Bay Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach in a narrow, sheltered cove between Newquay and Padstow, Cornwall. At low tide the beach extends out of the cove into the Atlantic, and connects to smaller beaches in picturesque coves up and down the coast.

  • Rock BeachRock Beach
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    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 BeachTrebarwith Strand Beach
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    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.

  • Trevone BayTrevone Bay
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    Trevone Bay Beach is a sandy beach which sits in geologically rich area near Padstow, Cornwall. The beach sits at the midway point of a scenic stretch of coastline which extends east from Trevose Head to Steppers Point and provides fine views in either direction.

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