Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay Beach near Padstow, Cornwall

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’.


Beach at Daymer Bay, CornwallThe ‘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.

Self catering accommodation is available in Rock and Polzeath holiday cottages. Holiday cottages in Padstow (14 miles by road), Wadebridge (7 miles) and Bodmin (14 miles) are also available.

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.

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