Holywell Bay
Holywell Bay

Newquay - Padstow Area Beaches


Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps Beach is only accessible by a steep cliff staircase which is open during some months of the year. Usually closed 1st November to 28th February. The beach is unsuitable for bathing at any time because of dangerous currents.

At high tide the sea covers the entire beach right up to the cliff staircase. At low tide Bedruthan Steps beach is a wide sandy beach. It has many rock pools to explore around the 'giant's steps'.

There are caves on the beach, notably to your left as you descend the cliff staircase. This large cave can be explored and provides access to the next beach but only attempt this on a falling tide or you will find the sea rising and you will be cut off.

To the right of the beach is Diggory's Island. On a falling tide you can walk the narrow sandy path between the mainland and this island.

As Bedruthan Beach is not suitable for swimming there is no lifeguard cover.
There is an Emergency Telephone at the top of the cliff staircase and on the outside of the National Trust Shop in the car park.

Dogs allowed on the beach at any time of the year when it is open.

Make sure you refer to the tide tables provided at the National Trust Cafe at the parking area near Carnewas Point or carry a tide tables booklet with you.
You can also check tide times online by clicking here




Booby's Bay

Boobys Bay Beach is a wide sandy beach at low tide with many rock pools. The beach adjoins Constantine Bay beach.

The beach is popular with surfers.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Booby's Bay beach daily from the 17th May to 28th September.

There is no road access to Booby's Bay so you must walk. There is parking at Trevose Head, very limited parking at Constantine Bay and a large car park at Treyarnon Bay.

There are no toilets. The nearest are at Constantine Bay Beach.

Booby's Bay beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.


Booby's Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Booby's Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Cligga

There is a beach of large rocks at Cligga Head but the cliff path to it is very steep and dangerous so unless you are an experienced climber or have a head for heights and used to very narrow paths with very little in the way of footholds in some places, then please do not attempt it.



Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay Beach

A long, wide sandy beach at low tide, popular with families and surfers. At high water the beach shelves steeply. Car parking at the beach is very limited. There are toilets. You can park at the top of the road near the shops and walk. Constantine Bay is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Constantine Bay beach at Easter and from the beginning of May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel:01208 815465 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk


Constantine Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Constantine Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




Crantock

A fine beach of golden sand backed by sand dunes. The beach is bounded by the River Gannel at its northern end.

Several car parks available depending on the access point to the beach. Large car park near Crantock village behind the sand dunes, another car park at West Pentire. You can also access Crantock Beach on public footpaths across the fields from the road between Crantock and West Pentire. Toilets available near the beach. Crantock beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Crantock beach from mid May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Crantock Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Crantock including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Daymer Bay

A wide sandy beach is framed by Brea Hill, sand dunes and many rock pools.
Daymer bay's position means that for most of the time it is sheltered and therefore an ideal place to swim. The soft sandy beach shelves very gently so at high tide you can wade into the sea for a considerable distance without the water clearing your waist.

Large car park near the beach. Toilets. Daymer Bay is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.



Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay Beach

Harlyn is a wide, sandy bay, popular with families. The beach is bounded by low cliffs. At low water it has sand banks while at high tide it it steeply shelving, creating a shore break, popular with surfers.

Harlyn Beach is easily accessible from the car park. Facilities include large car park, shop and toilets.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Harlyn Bay beach at Easter and then from the beginning of May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01208 815465 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Harlyn Bay is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Harlyn Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Harlyn Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay Beach

This large beach of golden sand is a popular family beach. An ideal place to sit on the beach and relax, play in the stream or enjoy the waves. The beach is exposed to large swells which also makes it popular with surfers and body boarders.

Facilities include large car park just a few minutes walk from the beach, level access, toilets, beach shop and refreshments.

Holywell Bay is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Holywell Bay beach from mid May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk


Holywell Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Holywell Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth Beach

Mawgan Porth is a long, sandy beach exposed to the Atlantic which makes it good for surfing. At low water there are a number of caves that can be accessed. A river crosses the beach on its southern side. Mawgan Porth is a popular beach with families and surfers.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Mawgan Porth beach from mid May to around the 25th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Facilities near the beach include a car park, toilets and shops.

Mawgan Porth beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.


Mawgan Porth Surf Report

Surfing conditions at Mawgan Porth including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Newquay

Newquay has 6 fine beaches, Lusty Glaze, Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne, Fistral and Harbour offering the perfect sand and surf conditions for everyone from families with children to experienced surfers and those wishing to learn.

Towan, Tolcarne and Great Western beaches are sheltered, with up to a one mile stretch of sand at low water.



Great Western beach is backed by high cliffs with access to the beach by steps.


At high water Great Western is a small beach but at low tide it merges with Towan and Tolcarne beaches to produce one large beach.

Blue Flag Award

Surfing at Great Western is possible during a moderate swell as the beach is exposed to the Atlantic.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Great Western beach from mid May to around the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Great Western is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Tolcarne beach is a popular family beach.


Tolcarne is a sandy beach, easily accessible from Newquay town centre. It merges with Great Western and Towan beaches at low water. Facilities include beach huts, toilets, shop and cafe with parking in Newquay town centre.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Tolcarne beach from around May 19th to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Tolcarne has a dog ban between 1st May and 30th September and dogs allowed from 1st October to 30th April.

Tolcarne Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Tolcarne beach including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Towan is a sandy beach between Harbour and Great Western beaches.

During low water Towan connects with Great Western and Tolcarne beaches. Easily accessible from Newquay town centre. The Island, rises from the beach, crowned by a unique holiday accomodation and joined to the mainland by a suspension bridge.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Towan beach at Easter and then from around May 1st to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service -RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Towan beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Towan Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Towan beach including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Lusty Glaze beach is a small beach of golden sand at the end of the chain of Newquay's beaches.


Accessed from steps down the cliff or from adjacent beaches at low water.
Facilities include toilets, parking in Newquay.

Lifeguard service during the summer.

Lusty Glaze has a dog ban between 1st and 1st September between 9am and 6pm

Lusty Glaze Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Lusty Glaze beach including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.


Harbour Beach is a small sandy beach at the western end of Newquay's row of beaches.


Sheltered between the harbour walls. Newquay harbour is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

No lifeguard service.






Padstow

Padstow renowned for its picturesque harbour and the River Camel also has three beaches.


Hawker's Cove

Half a mile outside Padstow towards the mouth of the Camel estuary

This sandy beach lies between Gun Point, known locally as the Battery, and Stepper Point.

There are no facilities except car parking.


Harbour Cove with Tregirls Cove.

A large area of sandy beach slightly closer to Padstow but merging with Hawker's Cove at low water

This beach has no facilities but is a very pleasant walk from Padstow, where you will find toilets, shops, cafes.


St George's Cove

A sandy beach close to Padstow

The beach is located beneath Gun Point.
There are no facilities but Padstow is very close-by.

There is a dog ban on this beach from Easter to October and between October 1st and Easter the beach is dog friendly.



Padstow beaches on the map



Perranporth

Perranporth Beach is a huge sandy beach over 2 miles in length, excellent for swimming and surfing



The beach starts at the town of Perranporth and extends northwards along Penhale Sands to Ligger Point.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, shops and cafes.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at the Perran Sands area of Perranporth beach from mid May to the end of September. At the end of the beach closest to the town, RNLI lifeguards are on duty at Easter and then from 1st May to the 30th September and during October half term holiday. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Perranporth beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round. However, from July to September dogs must be kept on a short lead between 10am and 5pm.



Perranporth Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Perranporth including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Polzeath

Polzeath has a large main beach and several smaller secluded ones closeby.

Polzeath Beach


A large gently sloping sandy beach at low tide, very popular with families. Excellent for surfing and bathing. The beach is west facing. Due to its popularity, the beach can become crowded in summer.

Blue Flag award.

At Polzeath the beach has level access from the beach car park. From New Polzeath there are a few steps down onto the beach.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Polzeath beach at Easter and then from May 1st to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01208 815465 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Facilities include 4 car parks of varying sizes, all within easy distance of the beach, toilets, shops and cafes.

Dogs are not allowed on Polzeath beach between Easter and October 1st but it is dog friendly between October and Easter when dogs are allowed.


Greenaway Beach


The Greenaway is the area of coast between Hayle Bay and Trebetherick Point. A level walk from Polzeath towards Daymer Bay will take you to it.


Pentireglaze Haven


Pentire Glaze Haven is a small sandy cove on the northern edge of Hayle Bay just north of Slipper Point, Polzeath beach and New Polzeath. At low tide it become part of Polzeath beach.


Broadagogue Cove


Broadagogue Cove lies between Polzeath and Greenaway beach. It is a beach of sand and rocks. Of particular interest to geologists are its banded purple and green slates.


Surfing in the Polzeath area



Polzeath Surf Report

Surfing conditions at Polzeath including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

Polzeath beach is a very popular and safe beach break for all ages and abilities including beginners. It works well at low tide and on the push in.

Between mid and high tide, in the area below the lifeguard hut, the rocks on the left work especially well for body boarders and knee boarders, or the more experienced surfer. This section offers a steep and shallow drop that often develops to an inside section.

Doesn't work at all at high tide.

Greenaway has breaks at mid tide on a medium to large swell, 3ft and upwards. The most serious reef break in Cornwall - difficult and less accessable than others in the area.

Baby Bay is just north of Polzeath beach, best reached from New Polzeath. It is only suitable for surfing at low to mid tide.

Cowrie is just north of Baby Bay. It requires a reasonable swell for it to work. It breaks on a reef about half way between Baby Bay and Pentire Head.



Port Isaac

Port Isaac is well known as a picturesque fishing village but it also has a sandy beach.



Facilities include car parking adjacent to the beach, toilets and shops in the village.

There is no lifeguard service.

Port Isaac beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.






Port Quin

Port Quin does not have a beach but the inlet provides sheltered swimming.

There are many rockpools.

No lifeguard service.

Port Quin is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.



Porth (Newquay)

Porth Beach is very popular with families. It has a large area of golden sand even at high tide. The Porth Stream (Whipsiderry Stream) crosses the beach. Rock pools can be found on either side of the beach and near Porth Island, where there is a very large rock pool.

Look out for secluded spots on the western side of the beach including the cove known as the 'Great Cupboard'.

Access to the beach is level with car parks nearby.

Safety equipment is positioned above the beach

Swimming is possible on a rising tide. Follow the advice of the lifeguards.

There are RNLI lifeguards here from late May until the end of September between 10am and 6pm. Surfing is not permitted during these times but bodyboarding may be allowed. Check with the attending lifeguards.

Porth Beach has a seasonal dog ban. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9am and 7pm from 1st May to 30th September. Outside these times you can walk your dog on the beach.

There are facilities including toilets near the car park and places to eat.



Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Beach

A fine sandy beach backed by grassy dunes popular with families. North-west facing. At low tide the beach opens out, merging with small coves to the north and south.

At high tide the beach is long and sheltered between cliffs.

Good for swimming.

Surfing is good for novices from low to mid tide with breaks on sand banks but does not offer a challenge for experienced surfers. Local surf schools use the beach for tuition. Caution should be taken at spring tides when rip currents can occur. Wind: E/SE offshore

Lifeguards are on duty at Porthcothan Beach from May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre - www.beachlifeguards.org.uk

Porthcothan beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Facilities include toilets and parking.



Porthilly

Porthilly Cove

A sheltered cove on the estuary of the River Camel with a sand and shingle beach and views across the estuary to Padstow.

The beach is available at high and low water. At high water there is 328 yards (300 metres) of beach.
The beach can be accessed along the river bank from Rock at low tide or from Porthilly Lane at Rock at high water. At the bottom of the lane a footpath leads to the beach.

When parking is not available, please park at Rock.

It is possible to swim here at high water. The beach has no rock pools and it is not suitable for surfing or snorkelling.

There is no rescue equipment at Porthilly Cove and no Lifeguard Service.

Porthilly Cove is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

There are no facilities at the beach. The nearest toilets, shops, etc. are at Rock.



Rock

Rock Beach

At low water, Rock has a mile long fine sand beach which stretches all the way round Brea Hill to Daymer Bay.

The beach is backed by sand dunes.

Rock Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.




Trevone

Trevone Bay has a fine sandy beach popular with families and surfing enthusiasts.



The beach is flanked by cliffs. There is always a beach here even at high tide but the beach widens considerably at low tide.

Blue Flag Award

Car parking and toilet facilities are available near the beach.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Trevone beach from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01208 815465 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

To the west of the main beach is a smaller rocky beach great for exploring.

There is a seasonal dog ban on the beach between Easter Day and the 1st October. From October 1st to Easter the beach is dog friendly.

Surfing at Trevone is popular and the surf can be good here.

Trevone Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Trevone Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

Trevone beach on the map



Treyarnon Bay

Treyarnon Bay is a popular surfing beach for beginner surfers.



The sandy cove also has plenty of rock pools to explore. Surrounded by low cliffs and dunes and easily accessible, the beach can become busy in the summer.

Facilities include car parking, toilets and a beach shop, all close to the beach.

Treyarnon beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Treyarnon Bay from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01208 815465 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Treyarnon Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Treyarnon Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

Treyarnon beach on the map



Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay or Tregurrian Bay is a huge expanse of sandy beach at low tide.


At low water the beach is about two miles in length extending north to Stem Point, giving everyone ample room to engage in their own leisure or sports activities. At low tide the beach is still one mile long.

Very popular for kitesurfing and surfing.

Watergate Bay has car parking and toilet facilities and excellent local services. Many entrances to the beach but the most accessible is from the car park in the valley.

The beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Watergate Bay at Easter and then from the beginning of May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01637 879886 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Watergate Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Watergate Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




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