Constantine Island in Constantine Bay near Trevose Head ©National Trust Images Sue Brackenbury
Beach with Cafe
Three miles west of Padstow is the wonderful Constantine Bay. Neighbouring the humorously-named Booby’s Bay, but separated by a thin rocky point. Constantine Bay is backed by a cluster of grassy sand dunes. The sand at Constantine is soft underfoot and pale in colour, shimmering from the sun.
A popular choice for families thanks to its wide bay, there are numerous rock pools to be discovered, and is also lifeguarded during the summer. However, Constantine Bay is also regarded as one of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches. Producing top quality waves, because of its west-facing position serious rips can form, meaning at times it can be unsafe for swimmers or those novice surfers.
Constantine is a dog-friendly beach all year round, and at low tide when it connects to Booby’s Bay there’s an expanse of sand to explore, while at high tide it quickly changes to a shelving beach.