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

  • Trevose Head   (0.3 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £160
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    Family holiday park in the Padstow area of Cornwall, with on-site leisure facilities and live entertainment. Enjoy a stay by the beach, with lots to see and do.
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  • Wadebridge   (6.7 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    Family friendly Wadebridge hotel with newly refurbished rooms, free parking, flexible check in/ out times, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi & adjacent Two for One restaurant.
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.1 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £35
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    Small family run 4* Guest House with licensed restaurant and five self catering lodges in the Cornish seaside village of Mawgan Porth. Superb sea views. Pets welcome.
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  • North Cornwall   (2.7 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £225
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    20 fabulous North Cornwall holiday properties sleeping 2 to 20 all with great countryside or sea views. Close to beaches, coastal walks, outdoor activities.
     
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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.5 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £352
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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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  • Mawgan Porth   (5.3 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    This single storey cottage is situated in Mawgan Porth near Newquay, and sleeps five people in three bedrooms.
     
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  • Little Petherick   (3.3 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £88
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    Rural 17th Century manor B&B just 5 miles from the fishing port of Padstow. Ideal for romantic breaks with luxury en-suite rooms. Parking and country views. Book via website link.
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  • St Mawgan   (5.5 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    Camping, cottages and chalet accommodation set within 27 acres near Newquay, just 20 minutes' walk from Mawgan Porth beach. On-site bar, BBQ facilities, free WiFi and pets welcome.
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  • Padstow   (2.8 miles from the centre of Harlyn Bay)
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    £95
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    Offering light, elegant bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, The Old Custom House overlooks Padstow’s medieval harbour. Fresh, local fish and seafood are served in the stylish res...
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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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