Mother Iveys Bay

Mother Iveys Bay - Cornwall
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Mother Ivey’s Bay is somewhat tucked away on the North Cornish coast between Newquay and Padstow. It is a very pleasant sandy beach at the bottom of steep cliffs. If it were not for the large caravan site above the beach it would be something of a hidden gem.

Besides access through the caravan site itself you are looking at a twenty minute walk along the coast path from Harlyn. As a result the beach rarely gets busy even when the caravan site is full.

The rather strange name, Mother Ivey’s Bay, comes from the legend of a local white witch who cursed a family. Prior to this it was always known as Polventon beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are welcome all year round

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing

Nearest town

Padstow

Postcode

PL28 8SL

OS grid ref.

SW 8643 7600

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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