Constantine Island in the mid ground taken from Trevose Head across Constantine Bay with Booby's Bay in the foreground ©National Trust Images Sue Brackenbury
You are bound to wonder from where the curiously-named Booby’s Beach the beach got its name, and may be surprised that it comes from a gannet-like bird called the booby. Some suggest it may come from the Spanish for ‘stupid’ as the birds were quite tame so were easily captured and eaten by sailors. Whatever, it generally arouses a giggle!
A sandy beach with plenty or rock pools, it’s accessible at low tide and completely covered at high. Access to Booby’s Bay Beach is via the coast path from Constantine Bay.
A rocky spot, it is ideal for your dog to clamber around, with beautiful golden sand beyond. The wet rocks slippery, however, so do be careful. With no commercial trappings, and you may be treated to a sighting of a seal or dolphin, too, as it is nowhere near as crowded as nearby Constantine beach.
Dog-friendly all year round, there is also a Booby’s Bay walk, which gives you marvellous views over the bay, moderate in difficulty but if you’re visiting with your dog keep your on a lead when by the cliffs.