Constantine Bay

Top choice in North Cornwall

Arcing along the west side of the headland from Trevose Head, Constantine is one of the most impressive sweeps of sand near Padstow. It's a long, west-facing, gently sloping shelf of sand, separated by a rocky point from another beach known as Booby's Bay.

It's also a classic surfers' beach, served by a couple of offshore reefs to the north and south that serve up a variety of lefts and rights, depending on the swell – but rocks and strong rips mean it's for experienced surfers only.

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