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


  • 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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