St Merryn's Seven Bays Guide

The Seven Bays is a wonderful collection of glorious sandy beaches centred around the rural village of St Merryn, 3 miles from Padstow. Each bay has its own unique character from the half mile wide and beautiful beach at Harlyn, ideal for both families and surfers, to the sheltered, sandy cove at Trevone surrounded by high cliffs and boasting a second, rocky beach, to the west - great for exploring the rock pools.

The village of St Merryn is a great base for your holiday with everything you need right on your doorstep. We have properties in St Merryn village, St Merryn Holiday Village and in many of the surrounding bays. The Seven Bays are Porthcothan Bay (nearest to Newquay), up the coast to Treyarnon, then Constantine Bay, Booby's Bay, Mother Ivey's Bay, Harlyn and then Trevone Bay (which is nearest to Padstow). 

Besides the glorious bays, there are many rural and coastal walks, along the beaches and through the fields. The Coastal Path winds its way along the cliff tops and through the countryside. As well as the stunning views, there are many other treats including the Trevose Head peninsula, with its lighthouse, lifeboat station and the blow hole at Trevone.

St Merryn's Seven Bays

Treyarnon Bay

A fairly narrow but long sandy bay at low tide, Treyarnon has loads to interest the young and old thanks to its surrounding rock pools. It has a natural pool which is big enough to swim in but which is only accessible at low tide. Treyarnon features Trethias island on the left hand side - however please watch the incoming tide.

Parking: Car park situated right by the beach.
Toilets: Yes. Facilities: 1 shop in beach car park.
Safety: Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, although we advise checking this information before visiting.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome all year round, though we would recommend checking this information before you visit. 

Porthcothan Bay

Huge sandy beach with sand dunes backing into it; when the tide is out far enough you can walk around to Goldenburn Cove.

Parking: Car park across the road from the beach.
Facilities: Toilets, seasonal shop and the Tredrea pub just up the road.
Dogs: Dogs allowed all year round although we would advise checking this beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Constantine Bay

A massive stretch of sandy beach backed by sand dunes and plenty of rock pools. A popular surfing beach.

Parking: Small car park with limited spaces directly next to the beach; larger seasonal car park just up the road.
Toilets: Yes, by the Constantine Bay Beach car park.
Facilities: Shop in Constantine Bay Village.
Safety: Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, though we suggest checking this information before visiting.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome all year round, although we would advise checking this information before visiting. 

Booby's Bay

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Popular surfing beach accessed by following the coastal path down over the rocks (may not be suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).

Parking: No car park; nearest parking at Constantine and Treyarnon.
Facilities: Toilets are only accessible from Constantine Bay.
Dogs: Dogs allowed all year round although we would advise checking this beforehand to avoid disappointment. 

Mother Ivey's Bay

A pleasant and private sort of beach, access to Mother Ivey's Bay is via a 20 minute walk along the coastal path from Harlyn Bay.

Parking: The closest parking is at Harlyn Bay.
Facilities: Toilets and facilities are situated at Harlyn Bay and can be used by any member of the public.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed all year round although we would advise checking this beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Harlyn Bay

Safe beach ideal for a family day out. There are different access points to Harlyn Bay; from the car park, from the road and from the coastal path (which may not be accessible or could be tricky at high tide).

Parking: Two large car parks with access to the beach.
Facilities: Toilets in overflow car park, takeaway food van situated in top car park (seasonal), pub, shop.
Dogs: Dogs allowed all year round although we would advise checking this beforehand to avoid disappointment.
 

Trevone Bay

A large popular sandy beach among families, that provides plenty of things to do. The West of the beach leads onto another rocky beach which includes a large natural tidal pool. Trevone Bay is accessed either via steps or a slope from the car park.

Parking: Two car parks with access to the beach.
Facilities: Toilets, shop, cafe/takeaway and a pub 10 min walk up the road.
Dogs: Dogs allowed from 1st October through to Easter day, although we would advise checking this beforehand to avoid disappointment.

St Merryn and The Seven Bays Eating Out

Restaurants

The Olive Tree Restaurant 1 Crossroads St Merryn PL28 8NF 01841 521560
Rafferty's Restaurant St Merryn Padstow PL28 8NF 01841 521561
The Links Restaurant Trevose Golf and Country Club Constantine Bay Padstow PL28 8JB 01841 520208
The View at Higher Harlyn St Merryn Padstow 01841 521520
Malcolm Barnecutts St Merryn Padstow PL28 8NQ 01841 521407
Fryer Tucks Fish and Chips St Merryn Padstow PL28 8NG 01841 520724

Pubs and Inns 

Farmers Arms St Merryn Padstow PL28 8NP 01841 520303
The Cornish Arms Churchtown St Merryn Padstow PL28 8ND 01841 520288
Tredrea Inn Porthcothan Bay Padstow PL28 8LN 01841 520450
Harlyn Inn Harlyn Bay Padstow PL28 8SB 01841 52020