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The Top Ten 10 Best Beaches in The Padstow Area
Polzeath, New Polzeath and Pentireglaze Haven
At low tide these three beaches merge into one huge area of soft sand.
Pentireglaze Haven is a small cove at the north-eastern end of the group.
It offers some degree of shelter when the wind is from the north or the east.
New Polzeath and Polzeath are huge surfing beaches with tons of space for everyone. The water
here is very clean - these are European blue flag beaches.
They are also superb surfing beaches. Lifeguards patrol here in summer.
The beach is sheltered beach with almost no surf, making it an ideal beach for young children to
build sand castles and splash around in the shallow water.
However, because Daymer is in the estuary, it can experience strong currents when the tide is in
full flow, so this is not an ideal beach for swimming out of your depth!
Rock is located directly across the River Camel from Padstow.
The Blacktor Ferry chugs back and forth from Padstow throughout the day - carrying
If you want to drive to Rock you have to drive inland to Wadebridge.
Rock Beach is a mile-long stretch of soft sand, backed by dunes, making it excellent for building
sand-castles and sunbathing. There is very little swell, and no surf at all!
St George's Well, Tregirls Cove and Hawkers Cove
Each of these beaches has its own charm, and all of them should be on your short-list if you are
visiting the Padstow area. St Goerges Well is often fairly busy - because it is closest to Padstow.
Tregirls Cove sees fewer visitors.
Hawkers Cove is the nicest, and the least busy of the three.
Treyarnon is one of the finest beaches in Cornwall.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also one of the Britain's cleanest
beaches. The coast path here is utterly spectacular.
There are also several wonderful rock-pools for children of all ages to explore.
Trevone is a lovely beach close to the delightful Trevone Village.
The beach is soft sand, sheltered by high cliffs and rocky outcrops. There are lots of small
"mini-bays" here, providing shelter and privacy for family picnics etc.
A nice family-friendly beach. Over half a mile of sand and shingle, backed by sheltering
dunes. Excellent surf. Good facilities at Harlyn Village.
Mother Ivey's Bay
A very pretty, very isolated, lovely sandy beach. There are no facilities and no parking here, so
visitors must walk along the coast path from Harlyn Bay.
Booby's Bay & Constantine Bay
A beautiful beach with nice sand and spectacular views towards Trevose.
At low tide, Boobys Bay merges with the much larger Constantine Bay.
At mid tide Boobys Bay becomes a small cove in its own right.
But at high tide it vanishes completely beneath the waves.
Constantine Bay is a fabulous beach at all stages of the tide.
The rocks that separate these two beaches can create a powerful reef break at mid tide - great
for expert surfers but not safe for beginners or for recreational swimming. Exercise caution!