Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay is a reasonable-sized stretch of golden sand not far from the popular harbour town of Padstow. Backed by sand dunes and low cliffs Harlyn is a firm family favourite. 

 Rated as one of the best spots in Cornwall to learn to surf, the beach has a seasonal lifeguard service. Harlyn is also one of the few quality beaches in Cornwall to be dog friendly all year round.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Shop

Nearest town

Padstow

Postcode

PL28 8SB

OS grid ref.

SW 8786 7543

Parking

There is a large pay car park by the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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