Daymer Bay

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available South West Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: winter

A bright, low sun greeted me at Daymer Bay for this Christmas holiday visit to North Cornwall. Visitors and locals alike were enjoying the mild, clear day.  There are fine views across to Stepper Point and Padstow from Brae Hill, as well as a glimpse of the little church at St Enodoc, sheltering behind the hill on the golf course.  This is an idyllic place, highly recommended.

Winter visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Philip and Sarah.



A view over Daymer Bay from the top of Brae Hill.

Season: winter

A grey, mild morning greeted me for my winter visit to Daymer Bay, located on the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall.  I went up Brae Hill and round to Rock then back via the sand dunes, a wonderful walk.  The spirit of John Betjeman was in the air.  He is buried at St Enodoc Church and has a statue at St Pancras station in London, pictured below.  The ebb tide made the beach glisten, so I climbed through the rock pools and up towards Greenaway on the other side of the beach, where I met Elaine, who explained her attachment to the area.

Winter visit photo

2nd winter visit photo


A view from St Enodoc Church, looking over Daymer Bay towards Stepper Point.


Elaine explains what the beach means to her.

2 thoughts on “Daymer Bay

  1. Jill

    Daymer Bay has a lovely beach for young children, gentle waves, golden sand, rock pools, ice creams and a picnic lunch, toilets and a lot of boats, passing back and forward out to sea.

    It’s great for walking with friends, circular walks on both sides of the beach to Rock or Polzeath to lunch.  We have seen dolphins from the cliff path many times and lovely sea pinks and yellow, rust, pink ferny flowers in summer.  It looks best in the early evening, when the tide is in, on a beautiful sunny day.

  2. Katrina

    Daymer Bay brings back lots of happy childhood memories of growing up in such a beautiful area.  My childhood years were spent with summer picnics, challenging my Dad to create the best sandcastles possible, playing in the sea & of course the cold winter walks.

    In recent years  I have been able to create memories with my own children playing on the beach, making new friends, paddling in the sea & even learning to ride their bikes on the sand on cold winter days when the beach was deserted.

    Every beach trip bringing new adventures & new memories to treasure & hold onto.


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