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Booby's Bay

Booby's Bay beach, Cornwall

Booby's Bay and its adjoining Constantine Bay lie just to the south of Trevose Head, near Padstow on the North Cornish Coast.

West-facing, the beach is completely covered at high tide but when the tide goes out it uncovers a wide beach with rock pools for younger members of the family to explore. At low tide the beach joins with Constantine Bay to the south to make one big beach.

Due to its westerly aspect, the beach often bears the brunt of Atlantic swellls, making it a popular destination for dedicated surfers.

There is lifeguard cover from the middle of May until the end of September and safety equipment is located behind the beach.

Swimming is only possible when and where indicated as safe by the lifeguards. Do not attempt to swim at Booby's Bay if there is no lifeguard cover. These waters can hide dangerous rip currents.

Note: Amateur surfers are NOT encouraged here as they may find it too challenging or even dangerous.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.


 Flora and Fauna

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Lifeguard in summer


 Rescue equipment

 Good Surfing

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Padstow, Polzeath, Watergate Bay and Wadebridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSt Columb Major




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:


	arrowSt Columb Major

	arrowWatergate Bay



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Wadebridge, Newquay and Bodmin Moor.

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