Treyarnon Bay

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    A short walk from Constantine sits Treyarnon Bay, a clean and sandy north west facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. To the north is Treyarnon Point and the south, Trethias Island, both of which provide some shelter. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, especially with families because the expanse of soft sands and low waters. Indeed , it was recommended in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide in 2014 as one of the best family beaches in the Padstow area.

    There are lots of sand and rock pools stretching round one side of the beach which are ideal for children to explore. These rockpools are teeming with life such as shrimps, crabs and small fish. There is even a natural "swimming pool" within the rocks to the north of the beach.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    RNLI lifeguard Summer cover daily from 5 May to 30 September

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    Disabled access

    Level access from the car park along with plenty of facilities including disabled toilets


    PL28 8JR

    OS grid ref.

    SW 8602 7380


    There are toilets at the top of the beach along with a small shop that is open during the summer months. Here you can also hire beach kit. For more facilities head into the village at St Merryn or just around the coast to Constantine


    There is a large car park right next to the beach. Given the narrow lanes in and around Treyarnon there is very limited on- street parking


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

    Treyarnon Bay Reviews (4)


    Oct 08th 2020

    Excellent ‘Dog Friendly’ clean beach.
    Unspoilt, natural not commercialised in any way.
    Great spot to watch the sun go down.
    Monitored for safety by a great team if you are into board sports. 
    Fantastic surrounding area for walkers, strollers or enthusiasts.

    A spectacular beach


    Dec 01st 2021

    Just arrived at Treyarnon beach on a short car trip from Crantcock and my goodness what fantastic views on a stormy day. The waves crashing on the rocks surrounding the bay were magnificent to watch, although 40+ mph winds but with the sun shining it was beautiful. The youth hostel along the track past the public toilets sold coffee and cake which was really good. It only cost £1. In the car park, which is so much cheaper than a lot of places. A great beach to walk on although quite steep to get onto. A beautiful beach worthy of a wander.

    Jon Goodall

    Oct 04th 2021

    I’ve been lucky enough to travel widely, I still rate this beach as one of the best beaches in the world. Oh those lucky souls who own the small number of properties above the beach… I wish!

    Not really disabled friendly


    Jul 18th 2021

    Lovely family beach but not flat to get on the beach at all. Quite a slope which is not suitable for anyone in a wheelchair or who has difficulty walking. Disabled people could set up on the grass near the car park but this is above the beach and would not allow them access to the sand or water. Disabled toilet uses local Yale radar key.

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