Harlyn Bay is a large sheltered and safe sandy beach on the north coast of Cornwall. During the summer months lifeguards are on duty as is the case at all other local beaches of Treyarnon, Constantine, Booby’s Bay and Trevone, which are all renowned for their great surf and yellow sand. Harlyn Bay is a popular destination for holidaymakers both in and out-of-season. Harlyn Bay and its surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and opportunities for all. It can be a place to relax and escape for some, and for others, a place to actively explore and release energy.
Harlyn Bay is not only a summertime location, but offers many experiences in the quieter out-of-season periods. It is particularly favourable at this time for walkers, golfers and those who want to escape from the chaos of city life. The nearest shops are located one mile away in St Merryn and include a bakery, garage, fish and chip shop, newsagent, Post Office and two small supermarkets.
The next nearest settlement is Padstow (3 miles away), a quaint but busy fishing harbour, now made famous by Rick Stein’s Sea Food Restaurant/Bistro portrayed in the BBC series. Here you will find all matter of conveniences including a newly built Tescos superstore.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it could be said that there are few better views in the world than the sun setting at Harlyn Bay. In addition, Harlyn Bay is only 15 miles from The Eden Project, at St. Austell, which makes for a lovely day out.