The beautiful village of St Merryn in Padstow is well known for its beauty, splendour, and history. We here at Rock Inn are very proud of the local heritage and want to show our guests the most that Padstow and Rock have to offer. That is why we have put together this little guide to the beautiful bays surrounding St Merryn and what they have to offer. If you have any suggestions you think we should know about, let us know.
- Trevone Bay
Trevone Bay Beach, Trevone, Padstow PL28 8QT
Trevone Bay Beach is a firm favourite with families of all ages. The area is a stunning natural beauty with lots to offer. There are natural rock pools which are great for exploring and splashing about. If you fancy something on a bigger scale, the waves are great for surfers of all abilities and experience. However, caution must always be taken due to the strong rip current at times. During the summer months, there is an RNLI Lifeguard present. During this time there is also a seasonal dog ban in place. There are two large car parks situated near the bay with refreshment and public toilet facilities on the beach. Trevone Bay is also disability friendly. For more information, check out Visit Cornwall.
- Harlyn Bay
Harlyn Bay Beach, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SQ
Harlyn Bay Beach is considered one of the safest and family friendly beaches in Cornwall. There are lots of activities for all the family to get stuck into from surfing and sea kayaking to stand up paddleboarding. The Harlyn Bay Surf School has been described by the Sunday Times Newspaper as ‘the best on the North Cornish coast’, so you know you’re in for a great time with them. There are RNLI Lifeguards present during the summer months and dogs are allowed all year round. There is a nearby car park and public toilets available. There are also shops with refreshments available too. For more information, take a look at Visit Cornwall.
- Booby’s Bay
Booby’s Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SH
Booby’s Bay is a beautiful little spot adjoined to Constantine Bay. However, it only becomes accessible at low tide when golden sands are revealed along with the ribs of a German WWI shipwreck. Great rock pools are also exposed to explore, although due to the choppy and rocky nature of the bay, it’s not recommended for little children. Booby’s bay is a great spot for ramblers, with a National Trust walk. There are no facilities at Booby’s Bay such as public toilets, refreshments or parking, these can be found nearby at Constantine Bay. However, there is an RNLI lifeguard patrol in the summer months. For more information, check out National Trust.
- Constantine Bay
Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JH
Constantine Bay was recommended by the Marine conservation society Good Beach Guide in 2015 for the excellent water quality. The water quality is routinely checked and approved by DEFRA. Constantine Bay is also regarded as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall amongst the more advanced surfers. The bay is more suitable for more experienced surfers due to hidden rocks and dangers. The beach is disability friendly with easy access and disabled toilets available. Parking is limited, however, there is suitable parking at Treyarnon Bay. Constantine Bay is dog-friendly all year round and is great for fun and games with the family. For more information, check out Visit Cornwall.
- Treyarnon Bay
Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, TR8 4BU
Treyarnon Bay is a beautiful beach that is famous for being clean and safe. It is surrounded by low cliffs and is backed by sand dunes. The stunning expanse of fine sand exposed at low water will show plenty of nooks and rock pools for discovering different sea life. Treyarnon Bay is great for families with small children due to the wide space and low water. There is also an amazing natural swimming pool for you to enjoy. There are refreshment facilities available as well as public toilets. For more information, check out Visit Cornwall.
- Porthcothan Bay
Porthcothan Bay Beach, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8LW
Porthcothan Bay is a stunning vast bay that is fantastic for families of all ages. Low water and spacious sands are perfect for little children to play and sun lovers to bathe, with adequate sun protection lotion of course. Porthcothan Bay is famous for its beautiful scenery and it’s obvious to see why. The gorgeous colour of the water is contrasted with the amazing colours of rock and greenery. RNLI Lifeguards are present daily during the summer months, and dogs are welcome all year round. Parking is available across the road from the beach with public toilets and beach shop available. For more information, check out Visit Cornwall.
- Mother Ivey’s Bay
Mother Ivey’s Bay, Trevose Head, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SL
This small, yet beautiful bay is a little sandy stretch tucked away behind Trevose Head. Situated next to a holiday park, you might expect the beach to be crammed with holiday goers. However, due to the lack of parking and more complex access, it can be rather quiet. Dogs are allowed all year, although there is no lifeguard cover. Make sure to know the tide times as to not get into any difficulty. For more information, check out Visit Cornwall.
Make sure you pop into the Rock Inn on your excursions for a hearty, filling, quality tasting dinner. Make a reservation for our locally famous evening service from 6 pm. Call 01208 863498 to book a table or if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can fill in our table enquiry form and one of our team will call you back as soon as possible.