Constantine Bay

  • Constantine Bay
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  • Constantine Beach
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    A favourite beach for surfing but can often be unsafe for swimmers because it faces west and can have some serious rips. There are lifeguards there during the peak summer season, so take notice of the flags and if they are out find somewhere more sheltered like Harlyn Bay.

    The bay has rock pools to the left and sand dunes to the right and gentle headland walks in either direction.

    At low tide it connects with it's sister beach, Booby's Bay, giving a crescent stretch of more than half a mile of golden sand with plenty of room for picnics and beach games. At high tide it changes to a shelving beach and Booby’s Beach can only be reached by a path near the golf course.

    Nearby St Merryn has pubs, restaurants and cafes and Padstow is also close.

    And just in case you are interested, this was a favourite holiday haunt of Margaret Thatchers while she was prime minister.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    RNLI lifeguards daily from 5 May - 30 September and Easter bank holiday weekend

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    Disabled access

    Access to the beach is easy but parking is somewhat limited. There are disabled toilets.


    PL28 8JJ

    OS grid ref.

    SW 8588 7488


    Toilets, lifeguards in summer, surf shop


    Parking is limited at Constantine Bay. It’s best to park at Treyarnon Bay and then walk the coast path to Constantine Bay - takes about 10 minutes


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

    Constantine Bay Reviews (3)

    stay out of the sand dunes


    Jun 01st 2021

    Beautiful beach, we love it there, dogs love it too but be careful of Adders in the sand dunes.


    Karen Coates

    Jun 01st 2021

    Wonderful memories of super holidays here in the 70 s with the family . Nr Harlyn bay n Padstow . Not been back in a long time ????

    Gorgeous unspoilt beach


    May 31st 2021

    A stunning beach to visit. Water is freezing so get a wetsuit! Sand is wonderful with plenty of space for everyone. Stunning views, and wonderful shallow pools at low tide for little ones to play in. The rock pools are amazing too!

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