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 Mawgan   (6.0 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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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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  • St Columb Major   (6.9 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £467
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    Modern Scandinavian style lodge in Cornwall close to Padstow & Newquay. 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges & a playroom/ study, parking & use of park facilities. One dog accepted. Sleeps 8.
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  • St Columb Major   (6.9 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £559
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    Beautifully presented Scandinavian style lodge near Padstow with balcony, four bedrooms & parking for 4 cars. Use of resort restaurant & leisure facilities. Short breaks. Sleeps 8.
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.4 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    Contemporary ground floor apartment in Mawgan Porth a short walk from the beach and village amenities. Use of an outdoor swimming pool & tennis courts. Free WiFi and short breaks.
     
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  • Padstow   (0.3 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 6
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    £400
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    Pretty family holiday home just 10 minutes from Padstow. A short stroll from the beach and attractions. Pet friendly with a garden and terrace. Free off road parking and Wi-Fi.
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.2 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    Fabulous three bedroom bungalow in the Trenance area of Mawgan Porth, elevated with spectacular sea views. Free WiFi, garden and 1 dog welcome. Short breaks.
     
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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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    Unique coastal cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse, with spectacular sea views. Short drive from the fishing village of Padstow, and close to popular walking routes. Family friendly
     
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  • Padstow   (1.7 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    One of a kind semi-detached cottage at Trevhose Head Lighthouse, with stunning coastal views. Short drive from Padstow and local pubs and cafes. Pet friendly.
     
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  • St Merryn   (2.4 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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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)
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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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