Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay - Cornwall
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This wide sandy beach sits near the mouth of the Camel estuary opposite Padstow. It is backed by sand dunes and a golf course.

Daymer Bay sits in the shelter of Braey Hill, a large grassy hump that sits between here and Rock. Tucked away in the dunes at the foot of Braey Hill is St Enodoc Church. As well as being a particularly charming little church it is probably best known as the resting place of Sir John Betjeman, the former poet laureate.

At high tide the beach is particularly sheltered. The water is shallow and ideal for bathing.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed but there are no dog bins.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop

Nearest town



PL27 6SA

OS grid ref.

SW 9290 7754


There is parking available for 150 cars but there are no disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Daymer Bay Reviews

Steer clear of this place.

Tim Ward
Apr 11th 2024

Parked and paid. Lovely walk and back along the hill but spoiled by receiving a ticket from Alliance Parking. Proof of payment didn’t yield any success so at time of writing I’m ignoring them.
What a shame, Cornwall is this your way of keeping visitor numbers down?

Don't Park Here - Alliance Parking are Thieves

Nov 04th 2023

Great beach, scam parking company (Alliance Parking) and filthy toilets. The company uses CCTV with APNR (automatic numberplate recognition) to squeeze out as many fines as possible.

Aug 22nd 2022

great beach, ruined by car park run by alliance parking - which is a borderline scam

wont be returning