GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Padstow to Harlyn Bay Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you to one of the finest beaches in Cornwall from the town of Padstow. This is the most direct route, taking you through the countryside to Trevone Bay before following the South West Coast Path to Harlyn Bay. It's a lovely spot with sand dunes, yellow sand, pebbles and lots of little rock pools.
It's a popular area for surfers but also a great spot for walkers with the option of continuing along the coast path to Stepper Point or Trevose Head where there's a lighthouse and wonderful cliff top paths.

Padstow to Harlyn Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Padstow to Harlyn Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

One nice idea is to catch the ferry over the river to Rock on the other side of the estuary from Padstow. Here you can pick up the Rock to Polzeath Walk which heads north along Daymer Bay to the lovely beach at Polzeath.
The route passes Prideaux Place just to the north west of Padstow. There's delightful grounds and a deer park surrounding this historic 16th century house.
The circular Constantine Bay to Harlyn Bay Walk starts at the Constantine Bay car park. It visits Trevose Head before heading inland to the village of the same name.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.


Beach at Harlyn Bay (5504)

Beach at Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay - - 1534599

View across the beautiful sandy beach at Harlyn Bay.

The Padstow Farm Shop at Trethillick - - 1467667

The Padstow Farm Shop at Trethillick

Gatehouse to Prideaux Place Geograph-2902783-by-Rob-Farrow

Gatehouse to Prideaux Place


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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