Daymer Bay

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

The beach is within the mouth of the Camel Estuary so is pretty sheltered and has a gently sloping beach making it safe for swimming.

At south the end of the beach is the grassy mound of Braey Hill which is worth a climb for excellent views of the area. At the foot of the hill a little way from the beach is St Enodoc Church or Sinking Neddy as it is sometimes referred to due to it's close relationship with the sea and sand. It is here that the former Poet Laureate, John Betjeman is buried.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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PL27 6SA

OS grid ref.

SW 9283 7742


Large car park

Daymer Bay Reviews

Aug 14th 2021

Cheaper than most car parks in the area even NT car parks are £8 a day! What do people expect take your rubbish home with you

Disgusting owners

Aug 14th 2021

Very expensive car park, which doesn’t offer a single bin for rubbish or dog waste, and charges different rates for each of the few toilets, which are dirty!! The owner really does nothing for locals or visitors.


Aug 12th 2021

Wow…. Latte coffee and even instant coffee was bloody terrible. Tea was fine but don’t even go for coffee.  Nice beach ok for families but not for surfing.


Jun 06th 2021


20p if you’re male
40p if you’re female
50p if you’re disabled

5 stars for beautiful beach, zero stars for ugly discrimination

Prejudice owners

Casey Soper
Mar 15th 2021

I was charged “Extra” for kitesurfing.
When I questioned this I was told that they didn’t want kitesurfers “Ruining” the beach for others and causing them to phone emergency services when they got in trouble!
I offered to use my own phone if I got into trouble and questioned the practice of charging extra for kiting.
The man was very rude and acted in an ignorant manner.
Surely if you don’t want a certain group to use your facility then you don’t let them in in the first place!?
Is it a private beach?  It’s none of their business what the beach users choose to do there.
Is it legal to charge extra for this?
Interesting to be told in a thick Midlands accent that I wasn’t welcome on one of my local beaches.

Extra charges - avoid

Ken Wilkins
Mar 15th 2021

Very shocked to learn that as well as the normal charges they add £1.50 a visit if you are a windsurfer or kitesurfer. What an absolute cheek! Nowhere I know of elsewhere does this, you pay to park your car, what difference does it make what you do when you get to the beach. Think I’ll let the media know about this. Greedy so and so’s.

Unimpressed with facilities

Aug 20th 2020

They charge £6 to park but there are no bins and they charge for the toilets. Dunes all fenced off. Plenty of better places