Harlyn Bay Beach
Description:One of the best family beaches in Cornwall, Harlyn Bay is a wide and spacious beach popular with families and surfers. The coast path can be walked from Harlyn Bay to Mother Iveys Bay and Trevose Head. Note that part of the coast path is on Harlyn Bay Beach, so this route may be impassable at high tide.
Safety:Lifeguards in summer at Harlyn Bay. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:There is level access to the beach from the road and from the beach car park. There are also steps down at various points.
Dogs:Dogs allowed all year at Harlyn Bay.
Directions:Harlyn Bay is approximately 10 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 west from Wadebridge or the A39 from the Highgate Hill roundabout (on the A30 near Indian Queens). If travelling from the Wadebridge direction, about 3 miles west of Wadebridge turn right onto the A389 (signposted to Padstow). Continue on the A389 and about a mile after Little Petherick at a junction turn right to continue on the A389 to Padstow. If travelling from the A30, turn north onto the A39 at the Highgate Hill roundabout and continue north on the A39 until the Winnards Perch roundabout and here turn left onto the B3274 (signposted to Padstow). Continue on this road which becomes the A389 and continue on this road to Padstow. Approaching Padstow turn left onto the B3276 (signposted to Harlyn Bay and Trevone). Continue on the B3276 for several miles until a right turning to Harlyn Bay. Follow this road down to Harlyn Bay.
Post Code:PL28 8PD.
Parking:1 car park right by the beach at Harlyn Bay. There is also 1 large field car park opposite the Harlyn Bay Beach car park.
Toilets:Yes, by the Harlyn Bay field car park.
Facilities:Shop. Sand Chair hire for the disabled at Harlyn Bay, phone Harlyn Surf School on (01841) 533076 or (01841) 520233.
Activities:Surfing at Harlyn Bay.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Treyarnon Bay (2 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Constantine Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Boobys Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
Mother Iveys Bay (less than 1 mile on coast path, sandy beach)
Trevone Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)