Booby’s Bay

Booby's Bay Beach near Padstow

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.


Beach at Booby's Bay, CornwallThe South West Coast Path provides good cliff walking opportunities, linking Booby’s Bay to nearby beaches such as those in Mother Ivey’s Bay and Treyarnon Bay, and around Trevose Head, all of which form part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Holiday cottages in Padstow provide self catering holiday accommodation near Booby’s Bay. Further holiday cottage accommodation is available in nearby towns such as St Merryn, Constantine Bay, Harlyn Bay and Trevone Bay.

There are no facilities near the beach. The nearest parking is at Constantine. Access to the beach can be difficult, via the coast path. At lower tides the beach can be accessed via Constantine Bay beach. Booby’s Bay is a dog-friendly beach.

Booby’s Bay is a surfing destination suitable only for experienced surfers. Hidden outcrops make swimming dangerous. Lifeguards patrol the beach in peak summer months only.

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