A wonderful golden stretch of sand reaching to Trevose head when the tide is low, as the tide comes in the beaches separate in two separate beaches.  Great surfing beaches which pick up what ever mother nature’s waves are out in the Atlantic.  Caution must be taken when the surf conditions are rough, however a good summer option particularly when the swell is small.


A good quality beach break with peaks up and down the beach, however dependent upon sand banks at any given time as these change frequently due to its exposure to the prevailing swell.  Great beginner and intermediate wave when the swell is small, however in larger conditions wave becomes powerful with strong rip currents and is best suited to experts only.

Picks up any south west, or west swells.

Best wind from the east, south east and north east.

Constantine is best tides from mid to high tide either on the drop or on the push, whereas Boobys is best from mid – low tide.  Its usual to surf between the two beaches dependent upon tide. Notes waves often disappear on very high tides.

Crowded particularly in summer.

Constantine Bay is located off the B3276 coast road between Newquay and Padstow.  Approx 3 miles south of Padstow or 10 miles north of Newquay.  Follows signs from St Merryn.  Post code PL28 8JJ

Surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, rock pools  to explore and access to the North Coast path.

  • PARKING Small pay and display car park with about a dozen or so spaces with mostly tarmac surface behind the southern end of the beach. Additional privately owned car park 50 metres back offers ample car parking in a grassy car park usually open 9.30 till 7pm during the summer. Also National Trust car park at the Boobys end too.
  • FACILITIES Toilets are available in the Council car park which charge 20p. There is now a cafe in the small car park, as well as Coastal coffee offering great coffee and light snacks and an ice cream van during summer. Further facilities are on offer south at Treyarnon Bay a 5 minute walk across the cliffs.
  • DOGS Dogs are welcome on the beaches all year round.  With the provision of dog litter bins for all mess.
  • SAFETY Lifeguards are provided by the RNLI Easter through till end of Oct 10am to 6pm. Note early and late season this can be weekends only.