A Guide to Seven Bays for Seven Days

The expansive coast of Cornwall has so much to offer its hard to choose where to visit.

From hiking miles across the South West Coast Path to see the interesting rock formations to searching for wildlife amongst the rock pools, all whilst looking across a vast sparkling ocean that never ceases to amaze.

Spending long summer days at the beach sunbathing, swimming or surfing; the North Coast of Cornwall offers this in abundance with the perks of watching the sunset over the horizon. If you're looking for a way to spend a week on the North Coast of Cornwall look no further than the famous Seven Bays For Seven Days experience.

These popular beaches around the Trevose Headland are a truly magnificent way to spend a week in Cornwall. This is a guide that takes you around the Seven Bays in the order they're placed around the headland. You start at the most westerly located beach - Porthcothan - and end up at Trevose Bay, which is the closest of the seven bays to Padstow.

 

Monday - Porthcothan Bay 

The dreamy turquoise waters of Porthcothan are perfect for snorkelling. This sandy beach is National Trust land so if you're a member you can park in their carpark for free. 

Tip: bring your snorkel

 

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Tuesday - Treyarnon Bay

This North West facing beach is a lovely enclosed cove and it even has a naturally-formed tidal pool that is a great for swimming. Treyaron Bay is a popular choice for families as it has close parking, as well as food and drink facilities.

Tip: visit at low tide to swim in the tidal pool.

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Wednesday - Constantine Bay

This bay is named after the 6th Century saint, Constantine. You can witness some incredible sunsets on this West facing beach. 

Tip: It's better to walk to this beach than drive as the narrow road to the beach gets very busy.

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Thursday - Booby's Bay

This amusingly named bay is actually named after a bird that resides in the area! The booby bird is gannet-like but not a common sighting.

Tip: Great for rock-pooling at low tide, not good for swimming.

Friday - Mother Ivey's Bay

Mother Ivey's bay is a small cove and is gorgeous to visit all year round as the Merope Rocks shelter you nicely from the wind.

Tip: There is no parking for this bay. Most people do the approximate 20 minute walk from Constantine or Harlyn Bay.

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Saturday - Harlyn Bay

The golden sandy beach and turquoise waters of Harlyn Bay will have you believe you're in the Caribbean. Book yourself onto a surf lesson here or enjoy a nice burger from one of the many food trucks at this location!

Tip: When the tide is in it covers a lot of the beach so make sure you set your things on the dry sand

Sunday - Trevone Bay

Nestled between the craggy rock formations is a lovely cove called Trevone Bay, it is the closest of the seven bays to Padstow. This beach also has a great grass area to sit on if you've had enough of sand in your everything!

 Tip: Carry on along the coastal path toward Padstow and you can see the unique blow hole in the cliff 

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Bonus trip to Padstow Harbour

Padstow is a beautiful fishing town and is usually the main attraction around this area of the North Coast. Discover some fun things to do in Padstow here.

 

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