Mother Ivey`s Bay 206


Seven Bays for Seven Days


The beaches and bays are so stunning that they deserve a page dedicated to them.

Most are within walking distance and offer a variety of scenery and facilities -


Why not find your favorite?


the seven bays are; 




Booby's Bay is a wide sandy beach with many rock pools and is popular with surfers. Constantine Bay and Boobies Bay are two stunning beaches, both crescents of soft golden sand that form one long beach at low tide. A point of interest is of a ship wreck that is only visible at low tide. Access to the beach is by climbing down from the coast path or walking along the beach at low tide. 


The surfing at Booby`s Bay is excellent and is not possible for about 2 hours either side of high water as the beach is submerged.  


Parking:       No parking available, however is easily walkable from the caravan. 

Facilities:     No toilets facilities available. Lifeguards patrol from late May until late September.

Dogs:          This is a dog friendly beach all year round.




Constantine Bay  is a wide sandy beach with many rock pools and plenty of sand. At low tide Constantine Bay and Boobies Bay form one very long beach. It is separated from Booby's Bay, on the north, by a narrow rocky headland. Access to the beach is by a sloping path.  A very popular surf spot producing top quality waves. A beautiful beach that is highly recommended.


Parking:       Parking is limited at Constantine Bay, however is walkable from the caravan.

Facilities:     Toilets available. Lifeguards Patrol this beach from late May until late September.

Dogs:          This is a dog friendly beach all year round.




Harlyn Bay is a crescent shaped bay of sand and pebbles with rock pools. It is a wide, sandy bay with a reputation as one of the 'safer' beaches and is therefore popular with both families and surf schools. This is an excellent beach for many seaside activities such as surfing, swimming and sunbathing, with some fine walks along the headlands in either direction. 


Parking:       A large car park which extends into a field during the summer seasons.

Facilities:     Toilets, shop & The Harlyn Inn available. Lifeguards patrol May to September. 

Dogs:          This is a dog friendly beach all year round.




Mother Ivey`s Bay is your very own private picturesque and pleasant sandy beach. The only access to this beach is via the footpath through the caravan park. Ensure you explore to the left of the bay as it opens up to additional beaches.

Parking:        Alongside your very own caravan.

Facilities:      Your very own caravan.

Dogs:           This is a dog friendly beach all year round.




Porthcothan Bay is a lovely sandy bay with a small stream running across a fine golden sandy beach, which is sheltered by sand dunes and craggy headlands. This is the most southerly of the North Cornwall beaches. At low tide there are rock pools and other nooks and crannies to poke around in.


The headland and cliffs to the north of Porthcothan are owned and protected by the National Trust, which makes for plenty of wildlife and a diverse flora and fauna. From here Porthcothan affords stunning views towards Trevose Head and the lighthouse.  Off shore of Porthcothan there are several little islands to the left, called Trescore Islands and to the right is Will's rock, and slightly further north are Minnows Islands and Fox cove.


Parking:           Car park avalible

Facilities:         Shop, car park and toilets. Lifeguards patrol from May 22nd until September 31st.

Dogs:              This is a dog friendly beach all year round.




Trevone - The village of Trevone comprises of two beaches and is about 1-½ miles from Padstow. There is a sandy beach and a rocky one with a natural swimming pool which is great for children to go crabbing in the rock pools and to collect shells. The sand is fine and golden, ideal sandcastle material.  Access to the beach is via a small slope and there are also steps from one of the car parks.

Just above the sandy beach is a giant natural blow hole, which is at least 80ft deep and is a great tourist attraction. Trevone Bay is located between Padstow and Harlyn Bay.  


Parking:         2 car parks

Facilities:       Farm shop, pub, Surf school, toilets and cafe. lifeguards from May until September

Dogs:            It is a dog free beach from Easter Sunday to October 1st.




Treyarnon Bay is a popular beach with the surfers and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a clean beach which, at low tide, reveals a large area of golden sand. There are numerous rock pools to explore and sheltered small coves ideal for sun bathing.  The renowned natural swimming pool, at the bottom of the low cliffs near the Youth Hostel, was a hollow in the rocks which has been dammed at one end. It is flushed out by the incoming tide and is easily accessible at low tide.

The coastal footpath provides breathtaking views along the coast to Trevose Head in one direction and Newquay and even St Ives on a clear day, in the other direction.


At the mouth of the bay is Treyarnon Island, this large rock topped with grass and thrift, is separated from the mainland by a narrow gulley and is a nature reserve and home of breeding sea birds.

The coastal path and beach provide a wonderful level where you can watch the surf rolling in, amazing sunsets, seals and if you are fortunate a school of dolphins.


Parking:           End of the approach road before the Youth Hostel

Facilities:         Toilets and a Beach Shop. Lifeguards from the May until mid September

Dogs:              This is a dog friendly beach all year round.