The Best Beaches in Padstow

Simple the best.

Our bustling little port of Padstow is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country - with clear waters, soft and sandy shores and glorious views as far as the eyes can see. Here are some of our top picks closest to us…

St. George’s Cove, Harbour Cove & Hawker Cove

These three stunning beaches are all situated close together, and are of easy access from us via the South West Coastal Path. While they are small coves, they can only be reached by foot or boat, so are nice and quiet. 


Harlyn Bay

One of the larger beaches in the area, Harlyn Bay is a popular choice for surfers and families as it has lifeguard cover in the summer months, a superb surf school and plenty of foodie outlets around - everything you need for a perfect beach day out!


Mother Ivey's Bay

Around 15 minutes from Padstow, Mother Ivey’s Bay is a small but truly stunning cove and one of the absolute favourites of locals. It’s perfectly sheltered and a popular spot for swimmers, kayakers and paddle boarders. 


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