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’.
The ‘Doom Bar’, a sand bank at the mouth of the Camel estuary, has presented a hazard to sailors for centuries and protects the estuary from the forces of the Atlantic. At low tide the sands of Daymer Bay stretch as far as Rock, from where a foot ferry service to Padstow is available in peak seasons.
Polzeath Beach lies around a mile to the north of Daymer Bay. St Enodoc Golf Course overlooks the south end of the beach, and St Enodoc Church is nearby, where John Betjeman is buried.
A car park is available adjacent to the north end of the beach in Trebetherick. Facilities include a shop, refreshments and toilets. Daymer Bay is a dog-friendly beach. The waters are relatively safe for bathing and conditions are often conducive to good wind surfing.