Padstow Beaches, Cornwall

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Bedruthan Steps Beach

Bedruthan Steps Beach



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 Bay

Booby’s Bay



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 Bay

Constantine Bay



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 Bay

Daymer Bay



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 Cove

Epphaven Cove



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 Bay

Harlyn Bay



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 Cove

Hawkers Cove



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 Bay

Mother Ivey’s Bay



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 Beach

Polzeath Beach



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 Beach

Port Gaverne Beach



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 Beach

Port Isaac Beach



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 Beach

Port Quin 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.

Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Bay



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 Beach

Rock Beach



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

Trebarwith Strand Beach



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 Bay

Trevone Bay



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.

Treyarnon Bay

Treyarnon Bay



Treyarnon Bay Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach in a shallow, narrow cove near Padstow, Cornwall. The rear of the beach is backed by sand dunes. As it enters the Atlantic, at either side of the beach are rocky areas with rock pools to explore at low tides.