Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay Beach near Padstow, Cornwall

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.


Beach at Harlyn Bay, CornwallConditions in the bay are often ideal for surfing and consequently the beach is a popular one with surfers as well as families. Surf boards may be hired at the beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach from May to September.

Self catering holiday accommodation near the beach is available in Constantine Bay, Harlyn Bay and Trevone Bay holiday cottages. Padstow (3 miles by road), Mawgan Porth (7 miles) and Wadebridge (10 miles) also provide self catering options including holiday cottages.

A large car park, with overflow parking, is located by the beach. There is easy access to the beach from the car park, but the beach can be accessed from various points. Toilets are a short walk from the beach, near the car park, and other facilities include a shop, café and pub. Dogs are permitted on the beach.

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2 thoughts on “Harlyn Bay

  1. Harlyn Surf School

    Our aim is to provide a positive experience for everyone by making the ocean accessible to all. We know that surfing is not for everyone so a number of years ago we introduced coasteering, kayaking as well as being the first surf school to offer stand up paddleboarding in Cornwall. We endeavour to cater for all ages and abilities no matter what activity you choose and our team of highly experienced and professional instructors help us do this. Our home at Harlyn Bay provides the perfect location for the services we offer. Trevose Head and it’s lighthouse to the West provide a degree of protection from the open ocean making conditions at Harlyn often perfect for surfing and allowing coasteering to be exhilarating – http://www.harlynsurfschool.co.uk

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