Harlyn Bay, North Cornwall Coast

Harlyn Bay, North Cornwall Coast

Constantine Bay

Just two miles west of Padstow around Trevose Head spectacular surfing and family beach territory awaits at Constantine Bay backed on by sand dunes and a rocky reef. A choice of surf schools are located in the area, offering surf tuition for all abilities and great surfing packages for groups. Surf equipment hire is available right on the beach and the Bay takes on two different shapes at low and high tide. At low tide it connects with neighbouring beach, Booby's Bay, creating a long sandy bay stretching for half a mile. At high tide it's a shelving beach. Access to Booby's to the north is from Constantine at low tide, or via a path near the golf course.

Surfers can expect some serious rips at Constantine Bay which has a lifeguard service across peak season, so be aware of coloured flag warnings. Facilities are excellent and include ample parking, toilets and a surf shop (Constantine Bay Surf Store). Constantine Bay is also a dog friendly beach. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are nearby at St Merryn village and Padstow's many cafes, restaurants and bistros are within easy reach. Nightlife haunts for surfers include the Dog House in St. Merryn, Rick Stein's The Cornish Arms, also in St. Merryn and restaurants and bars in nearby Higher Harlyn. Accommodation around Constantine Bay and Harlyn Bay includes campsites, B&Bs, guesthouses, family holiday parks and cottages.

Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay situated on the eastern side of Trevose Head is a more sheltered beach offering a gentler surf scene. Surfers usually head to Harlyn beach if conditions are too rough at Constantine. The headland shelters Harlyn nicely, and it's a stunning beach with nearly a mile of mixed sand and pebbles, and a backdrop of sand dunes. Harlyn village is conveniently adjacent with all its facilities, and the Bay is well equipped with toilets, car parking, a cafe, a shop and a pub situated just across from the beach. Award-winning Harlyn Bay is a dog friendly beach and just behind the beach sit the remains of an Iron Age cemetery! A wide choice of surf schools are in the area including accredited Harlyn Surf School.

Accommodation near Harlyn Bay

  • St Issey   (4.3 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £47
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    A delightful B&B in St Issey just 3 miles from Padstow with stylish all ensuite double rooms, lounge, free WiFi & off road parking. Beaches nearby & pubs within walking distance.
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.5 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    £345
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    This single-storey holiday property is situated across from the beach and in the centre of Mawgan Porth, a coastal village that huddles around a golden beach flanked by dramatic...
     
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  • St Mawgan   (6.0 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £48
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    Welcoming B&B set close to Mawgan Porth & Newquay with 8 ensuite guest rooms available. Free Wi-Fi, parking, 1 ground floor room. Bar & traditional cooked breakfast. Pet friendly.
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.5 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £38
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    Merrymoor Inn located in the peaceful bay of Mawgan Porth. En-suite guest rooms and bar serving food and drink with stunning views, 50 yards from the beach. Discounts available
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  • St Merryn   (2.4 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £302
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    Well appointed two bedroom holiday lodge near Padstow with decked seating area, laundry facilities, parking & Freeview TV. No pets. 2 night min stay. Great activities closeby.
     
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  • Padstow   (1.6 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    £602
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    Modern cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse, with panoramic views of the coastline and close to a family beach. 4 miles from Padstone fishing village, and secure communal parking.
     
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  • St Merryn   (2.2 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £286
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    A charming 2-bedroom holiday lodge in St Merryn, near Padstow. Comfortable self-catering accommodation with on-site shop, bar & restaurant. Several beaches within easy reach.
     
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.4 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    £435
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    Luxury two bedroom Mawgan Porth holiday cottage with terrace garden, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower & parking. Dog friendly by arrangement. Sleeps 4.
     
  • WADEBRIDGE   (4.6 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 7
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    £512
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    Well appointed detached holiday bungalow in Polzeath with attractive garden, conservatory, two bath/ shower rooms, electric Aga, cot & driveway parking. Dogs welcome.
     
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  • Mawgan Porth   (6.1 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 5
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    £235
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    Two stylish self catering apartments in Mawgan Porth with either 2 or 3 bedrooms, off road parking, free Wi-Fi & outdoor gear storage. Off peak short breaks. No pets.
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