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Constantine Bay Beach

Padstow, Cornwall

This wide sweeping arc of gently shelving soft pale sands is backed by large marram-covered dunes. It is bounded on either side by low headlands with rocky outcrops stretching seaward. Few facilities are available at the beach.

Beach Type





Exploring the rock pools

Nature and Wildlife

Constantine is on the North Cornwall Coast Path. which has some spectacular views to Trevose Head in the north. and Newquay to the south.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned all year.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

PADSTOW TIC. Red Brick Building. North Quay Padstow. Cornwall. PL28 8AF Tel: +44 (0) 1841 533449


Nearest town: Padstow
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5331, -5.02294
Postcode: PL28 8JJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Off the B3276 at St Merryn.

Public Transport

Nearest railway station is Bodmin Parkway. Bus route 556

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 9 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 9 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 10 miles away)
Roche (Approx. 12 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


200 spaces. pay and display. If this is full it is possible to park at Treuyarnon bay and walk.

Nearby Car Parks

Constantine Bay, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Treyarnon Bay, Treyarnon (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Trevose Head, Harlyn (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Harlyn Bridge, Harlyn (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Porthcothan Beach, Porthcothan (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Trevone Road, Trevone (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Park Head, Treburrick (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Carnewas (for Bedruthan Steps), Trenance (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Link Road, Padstow (Long stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Lawn, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Padstow