Holiday Cottage for rental near Padstow in Cornwall at Village of Penrose
A pamperingly gorgeous Holiday Cottage close to Padstow in Cornwall
 
   

Padstow & Local Beaches - Our Guide For Visitors

Bedruthan Steps, National Trust near Padstow, Cornwall National Trust Shop & Cafe, Carnewas At Bedruthen Steps near Padstow, Cornwall
 

Bedruthan Steps

  This is a very large sandy beach (photos above and right)which is broken by very large spectacular granite outcrops.
  Safety: Please be aware that swimming is dangerous due to the strong currents and access to the beach is unsuitable for wheel chairs and push chairs as the steps down to the beach are very steep. These steps are closed to the public during the winter months and re-open on 1st March each year. Please note that there is a risk on some parts of the beach of being cut off.
  Parking: Limited parking in the one small National Trust Car Park however in the summer season there is usually a privately run car park available.
  Facilities: Tea Room (dog-friendly) run by the National Trust with toilet facilities. Recommended for food. Great Sunday Lunches but need to book - see Restaurants page.
  Dogs: This is a dog-friendly beach and is available all year round
   
Pothcothan Bay Beach Padstow Cornwall
 

Porthcothan Bay

  Porthcothan is part of the "seven bays for seven days" grouping of beaches. These include Constantine, Trevone, Harlyn and Treyarnon which are all very close by.
  This is a lovely sandy bay, popular with families, with a small stream, running across a fine golden sandy beach, which is sheltered by sand dunes and craggy headlands. Photo above shows the beach with tide in.
  This is the most southerly of the North Cornwall beaches and the access to Porthcothan beach is from the main road and car park or from the coast path which follows the headland.
  Lifeguards patrol this beach from May 22nd until September 31st. At low tide there are rock pools and other nooks and crannies to poke around in.The headland and cliffs to the north of Porthcothan are owned and protected by the National Trust, which makes for plenty of wildlife and a diverse flora and fauna.
 
  From here Porthcothan affords stunning views towards Trevose Head and the lighthouse. Off shore of Porthcothan there are several little islands to the left, called Trescore Islands and to the right is Will's rock, and slightly further north areMinnows Islands and Fox cove.
  Parking: 1 Council run car park
  Facilities: The beach entrance, where a public telephone and shop are located, is opposite the car park and toilets. Shop nearby.
  Dogs: This is a dog-friendly beach.
 

 

 

Constantine Bay

  Constantine Bay is a wide sandy beach with many rock pools and plenty of sand and is north of Treyarnon Beach.
  At low tide Constantine Bay and Booby's Bay form one very long beach. It is separated from Booby's Bay, on the north, by a narrow rocky headland. Access to the beach is by a sloping path.
  Safety: Lifeguards Patrol this beach from late May until late September including the Easter weekend. Please be aware that there are rocks at this beach and dangerous rips with the beach shelving quickly at high tide. A very popular surf spot producing top quality waves however this is recommended to experienced surfers only.
  Facilities: There are toilets including disabled available.
  Parking: Parking is limited at Constantine Bay and it may be better to park at Treyarnon Bay and walk the coast path to Constantine Bay which only takes approximately 10 minutes.
  Dogs: dog-friendly beach - all year round.
   
 

Mother Ivey’s Bay

  Mother Ivey’s Bay is a picturesque and pleasant sandy beach, West of Padstow. There is no direct access to this beach with neither facilities nor parking available. This does have the advantage of being un-crowded even on the busiest summer day.
  Parking: The nearest parking is at Harlyn Bay (to the east), which then involves a 15 to 20 minute walk along the coast path.
  Facilities: None available
  Dogs: The beach is a dog-friendly one.
  Porthcothan Bay Beach near Padstow Cornwall
 

Watergate Bay

  Watergate Bay Beach, about 3 miles from Newquay is a large expanse of fine golden sand stretching for over 2 miles at the foot of steep cliffs.
  It is a large, open bay and frequently picks up swell from the Atlantic and is popular with families and surfers. There are several access paths down to the beach the easiest of which is in front of the hotel in the valley and parking in two beach side car parks.
  Watergate Bay is a 15 minute drive from Newquay or a 45 minute walk, however this is a strenuous walk with many hills and valleys.
  The beach is a European Designated beach and has acheived the highest standard for UK bathing water. There are RNLI lifeguards from mid May to the end of September and dogs are allowed all year round.
  The two miles of golden sand and azure sea make this a fantastic beach for surfers and activity lovers of all ages and abilities.
  Watergate Bay hosts demonstrations, events, championships and festivals in a variety of sand, sea and air sports as well as the annual Polo on the Beach.
  In the valley adjacent to the beach there is a pub serving food all day and on the beach there are cafés and restaurants including Jamie Olivers Fifteen.
 

During the winter months Fifteen hold farmers markets and food fairs in the car park by the beach

Bedruthan Steps Beach near Padstow Cornwall
 

Booby's Bay

This is a wide sandy beach with many rock pools and popular with surfers. Constantine Bay and Booby's Bay are two stunning beaches, both crescents of soft golden sand that form one long beach at low tide.
Booby’s Bay is approximately half a mile north of Constantine Bay. A point of interest is of a ship wreck that is only visible at low tide.
Access to the beach is by climbing down from the coast path or walking along the beach at low tide. The surfing at Booby’s Bay is recommended for intermediate and experienced surfers only. Please note that access and surfing is not possible for about 2 hours either side of high water as the beach is submerged.
Parking: There is none at Booby’s Bay. You will need to park at Treyarnon Bay or Constantine Bay and walk the coast path to Booby’s Bay as there is no direct access. There is limited parking at Constantine Bay, so Treyarnon may be a better option.
Facilities: There are toilets facilities at Constantine Bay. Lifeguards patrol this beach from late May until late September.
Dogs: This is a dog-friendly beach all year round.
 

Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay is a crescent shaped bay of sand and pebbles with rock pools and is situated on the eastern side of Trevose Head, west of Padstow.
It is a wide, sandy bay with a reputation as one of the 'safer' beaches and is therefore popular with both families and surf schools.
Lifeguards patrol this beach over the Easter weekend and from the beginning of May until the end of September.
This is an excellent beach for many seaside activities such as surfing, swimming and sunbathing, with some fine walks along the headlands in either direction.
Walkers can take the coastal path to Mother Ivey’s Bay and Trevose Head from Harlyn bay however please note that part of the coast path is on the beach, so this route may be impassable at high tide.
Facilities: There are toilets available within the parking area. The Harlyn Inn is across from the beach with a shop adjacent. Harlyn Surf School and surf hire is based here. It is an RNLI approved hire cente.
Parking: There is one large car park adjacent to the beach which extends into a field during the summer seasons.
Dogs: Harlyn Bay is a year round dog-friendly beach.
 

Trevone

The village of Trevone comprises of two beaches and is about 1½ miles from Padstow. There is a sandy beach and a rocky one with a natural swimming pool which is great for children to go crabbing in the rock pools and to collect shells.
The sand is fine and golden, ideal sandcastle material. The sandy beach is quite sheltered and has lifeguards from late May until late September.
 Access to the beach is via a small slope and there are also steps from one of the car parks.
Just above the sandy beach is a giant natural blow hole, which is at least 80ft deep and is a great tourist attraction. Trevone Bay is located between Padstow and Harlyn Bay.
Parking: 2 car parks
Facilities: Beach Stores, a Farm shop, pub, Surf school and café. Council run toilets including disabled.
Dogs: It is a dog free beach from Easter Sunday to October 1st.
 

Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth is a wide sandy beach with sand even at high tide. There is level access to the beach. The beach is patrolled by Lifeguards during the summer.
Parking: There are 2 car parks nearby
Facilities: Toilets and a range of cafés and shops nearby.
Dogs: This beach is dog-friendly year round.
 
Treyarnon Bay near Padstow North Cornwall

Treyarnon Bay

Treyarnon Bay (photo above - coastal footpath view) is a popular beach with the surfers and is one of the ‘Seven bays for seven days’ which can be found along this stretch of the North Cornwall coastline.
Treyarnon Bay is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a clean beach which, at low tide, reveals a large area of golden sand. There are numerous rock pools to explore and sheltered small coves ideal for sun bathing.
The renowned “natural” swimming pool, at the bottom of the low cliffs near the Youth Hostel, was a hollow in the rocks which has been dammed at one end. It is flushed out by the incoming tide and is easily accessible at low tide.
The coastal footpath provides breathtaking views along the coast to Trevose Head in one direction and Newquay and even St Ives on a clear day, in the other direction.
At the mouth of the bay is Treyarnon Island. This large rock, topped with grass and thrift, is separated from the mainland by a narrow gulley and is a nature reserve and home of breeding sea birds.
The coastal path and beach provide a wonderful level where you can watch the surf rolling in, amazing sunsets, seals and if you are fortunate a school of dolphins.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from the May Spring Bank Holiday until mid September.
This sandy bay lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty next to Constantine Bay.
Parking: End of the approach road before the Youth Hostel
Facilities: Toilets and a Beach Shop
Dogs: This is a dog-friendly beach – all year round
 
To view a selection of large photos of Local Beaches, Padstow and some other Cornwall attractions visited by cottage guest, please click on the images below.
     
Padstow & Cornwall Photos
Inner Harbour At Padstow Outer Harbour & Camel Estuary At Padstow Rick Stein's Fish Restaurant In Padstow Cornwall Inner Harbour at Padstow Cornwall
       
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Padstow Ferry To Rock Rojanos Italian Restaurant In Padstow Ice Cream Shop, Rick Stein's Patisserie & Seasalt Gift Shop Padstow Walk Overlooking Camel Estuary
       
Enjoying The Walk & Views. Blue Sign Indicating Low Tide Ferry Point to Rock War Memorial - Padstow Walk Overlooking Camel Estuary Path For Padstow Beach, Camel Estuary Path For Padstow Beach, Camel Estuary
       
Speedboat Trips Can Be Enjoyed In Camel Estuary, From Padstow Harbour Padstow Has A Small Museum Manned By Volunteers Crazy Golf In Padstow, For Family Fun! Shipwright Pub Padstow - Plenty Of Pubs In Padstow, Several With Views Overlooking Harbour!
       
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Beach At Porthcothan Bay Padstow Cornwall, near Holiday Cottage Beach At Porthcothan Bay, low tide, Padstow Cornwall  Beach At Treyarnon Bay, View From Cliffs  Formal Gardens At Llanhydrock, Bodmin Cornwall (National Trust)
       
Bluebell Woods At Llanhydrock, Bodmin Cornwall (National Trust) Formal Gardens At Rear of Llanhydrock House, Bodmin (National Trust) Woodland Gardens At Rear of Llanhydrock House, Bodmin (National Trust) Lost Gardens Of Heligan Pentewan, Saint Austell, Cornwall
       
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Sleeping 6, Dormouse Cottage is ‘tucked away in a quiet peaceful village close to Padstow,
just a short drive to some lovely beaches and the sea’ – Poldark country!!

 

Luxury Holiday Accommodation for rent near Padstow Cornwall
Dormouse Cottage, Penrose, Cornwall PL27 7TB
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