There are seven stunning golden sandy beaches in the area close to Martha’s Orchard, known locally as the ‘Seven Bays’.
With a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall and the closest to Martha’s Orchard, Constantine Bay offers a sweeping arc of gently shelving soft golden sands. The west-facing beach has numerous rock pools to explore, is very popular for bodyboarding and swimming and there are lifeguards on duty during the peak summer months. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around.
At low tide Constantine Bay connects with it’s sister beach, Booby’s Bay, giving a crescent stretch of more than half a mile of golden sand and at high tide Booby’s Bay is completely reclaimed by the sea. Access to the beach when the tide is going out is challenging. The rocks in the Bay are home to a variety of rock pools and the nearby coastal path leads you around the Trevose headland. Booby’s Bay is very popular for both bodyboarding and surfing and during the summer months there are lifeguards on duty. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around.
Mother Ivey’s Bay
Across the Trevose headland towards Padstow sits the beautiful Mother Ivey’s Bay with golden sands and turquoise blue sea. Mother Ivey’s Bay lies in a sheltered, secluded location surrounded by a stunning backdrop of the rugged coastline with breathtaking scenery. Access to the beach is via the coastal path or by accessing it via our sister site Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, visit reception at the Park for directions. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around but must be kept on leads between 10:00am and 6:00pm.
Harlyn is a crescent shaped bay, with a gently shelving beach suitable for families and great for all types of water sport activities as it is in a sheltered location. It has easy access to the South West Coast Path for winter walks along the North Cornwall coastline. During the summer months there are lifeguards on hand and it is a great place to learn to surf. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around.
Porthcothan Bay provided the Cornish setting for the scenes of Nampara Cove, the beach close to Ross Poldark’s residence in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark. This wonderful bay is located approximately 2½ miles from Martha’s Orchard and the walk to the bay offers some magnificent coastal scenery including the Bedruthan Steps, one of Cornwall’s most impressive sights. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around.
Trevone Bay beach sits to the north of Harlyn Bay. A gently shelving, sandy beach surrounded by cliffs with little alcoves for you to sit and watch the tide come in. The cliffs to the north east of the beach provide fantastic walks and views over to Hawkers Cove, the Camel Estuary and beyond. The cliff has a large blowhole which appears on top of the cliff, so beware of getting too close to the edge if you’re not good with heights! The small cove is popular with surfers. Dogs are welcome on the beach except between Easter Sunday and 30th September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Treyarnon Bay is a small family-friendly sandy cove surrounded by low cliffs and backed by sand dunes and is a great spot for bodyboarding and surfing. It offers a larger expanse of fine sand at low tide with plenty of nooks to discover and explore including a natural “swimming pool” within the rocks. It is a short walk over the headland from Constantine Bay beach via the coastal path. Why not take a walk over and when you are there visit the beachside YHA for an ice cream or two. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year around.