Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Padstow

Map featuring Padstow beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 13 beaches listed in and around the town of Padstow.

  1. St George's Cove

    St George's Cove
    car park

    St George's Cove is Padstow's closest beach at just over half a mile from the harbour. The beach gets its name from St George's Well, an ancient holy well/spring located in the lush vegetation that grows behind the beach.…

  2. Harbour Cove

    Harbour Cove
    dog friendly car park

    The wide sandy beach of Harbour Cove looks out over the mouth of the Camel Estuary. Backed by sand dunes and sitting in the lee of Stepper Point the beach here is sheltered from all but the strongest of breezes. At low tide…

  3. Hawkers Cove

    Hawkers Cove
    dog friendly car park

    Situated at the mouth of the River Camel, near Padstow is Hawker's Cove beach. At low tide the beach forms an expanse of sand stretching almost 1.5 miles from the old lifeboat station and joining up with Harbour Cove. Despite…

  4. Rock Beach

    Rock Beach
    toilets beach cafe car park

    The village of Rock is located on the eastern shore of the Camel Estuary across the water from Padstow. It has a deserved reputation as an upmarket holiday destination and is popular with the yachting fraternity, not to…

  5. Daymer Bay

    Daymer Bay
    dog friendly car park

    Good sized stretch of sand bordered by dunes and sandhills. It is comparatively off the beaten track compared to it's neighbours, Rock and Polzeath which gives it a slightly more secluded feel. The beach is within the mouth…

  6. Trevone Bay

    Trevone Bay
    lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf blue flag

    Trevone is a popular beach with both surfers and families. The main beach is sandy inlet that is actually far deeper than it is wide. To either side of this expanse of golden sand are rocky ledges which are home to some…

  7. Greenaways Beach

    Greenaways Beach
    car park

    Tucked away in Trebetherick near Polzeath, Greenaways Beach is a hidden gem which is often overlooked because of neighbouring beaches like Daymer Bay and Rock beach. The little cove is only usable at lower tides and consists…

  8. Newtrain Bay

    Newtrain Bay
    dog friendly toilets beach cafe car park

    Also known as 'Rocky Beach' this pretty much sums up Newtrain Bay. Apart from a few little patches of sand and shingle the beach here is almost entirely covered by a platform of low rocks. Among these rocks are some good…

  9. Harlyn Bay

    Harlyn Bay
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf

    Harlyn is known for being a great family beach. Located in the lee of Trevose head and with a northerly aspect it is slightly more sheltered than some of its west facing neighbours. The wide crescent of yellow sand provides…

  10. Polzeath Beach

    Polzeath Beach
    lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf blue flag

    The popularity of Polzeath has grown over recent years. This results from the combination of a beautiful sandy beach, laid back beach town feel and ideal conditions for learning to surf. The beach itself is enormous at low…

  11. Epphaven Beach

    Epphaven Beach

    Like its neighbour, Lundy Bay, the small beach of sand and rocks is only usable when the tide receeds. The beach is sheltered and to the west of it is the Lundy Hole, a hole in the cliff left by a collapsed sea cave, worth…

  12. Lundy Bay

    Lundy Bay
    car park

    On the north coast of Cornwall is Lundy Bay, close to Polzeath and Port Isaac, it is a small sheltered rocky cove. The name is believed to come from the fact thta the cove faces Lundy Island in Devon some 80 miles away.…

  13. Port Quin Beach

    Port Quin Beach

    Port Quin Beach is an unspoilt cove facing the Atlantic Ocean that sits in a deep rocky inlet between Port Isaac and Polzeath. A narrow and sheltered cove with a rocky beach, it is only accessible at low tide when rock pools…