Take the winding sandy road down to Treyarnon Bay and you’re faced with a vast expanse of white sand and a turquoise blue ocean. It can be tempting to simply hit the beach, get horizontal and read a book. But turn your head just a little and you’ll discover a wonderful coastal walk from Treyarnon Bay that takes in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful scenery.
Coastal walk from Treyarnon Bay
This is a must-do walk if you’re staying at Ocean Blue – it’s approximately 1¾ miles each way, but the view at the end is totally worth it. Plus it takes in three beaches along the way….
1. Leave your car in your allocated space at Ocean Blue Cornwall, just minutes from the first beach, Treyarnon Bay, and follow the coast path along to the right.
2. Look for the sign COAST PATH, Trevose Head 1¾ miles:
3. You’ll pass the small Trey Bay cafe and bar, before reaching the open headland. There are plenty of places to take in the view, with simple wooden benches as well as larger stone seating.
4. You’ll shortly reach the second beach of your walk: Constantine Bay, a picturesque cove of soft pale sand, popular with surfers and families. Its features include tall sand dunes, rock pools for exploring, and even a little coffee bar during the Summer season.
5. Take the opportunity here to walk on the sand, perhaps paddling along the shore until you reach the wooden steps on the far side of Constantine Bay. Walk up the steps to the headland and continue to follow the coast around.
The final beach on your walk is called Booby’s Bay (no snickering at the back…). This beach is rarely busy as it’s so inaccessible so it provides miles of empty space for beach games and sunbathing. The shallow waters also provide ideal paddling conditions, but there are slippery rocks and currents so take care.
6. From Booby’s Bay you’ll start your gradual ascent to Trevose Head and the lighthouse. Take care around the cliff tops here, as they’re unrestricted and open to the crashing waves and sharp rocks below.
7. As you reach the top of Trevose Head, look for the lighthouse over the purple heather and green bracken.
There are many little paths running through the rocks and heather but if you keep the lighthouse in sight, you’re on the right track.
8. Finally you reach the iconic mid-nineteenth Century lighthouse, perched on the exposed headland.
From here you have magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean in front, and the North Cornish coast behind. If you’re lucky, you may also catch sight of dolphins, seals, basking sharks and even whales in the surrounding waters.
9. Once you’ve caught your breath, taken a few photos and soaked up the views, retrace your steps back along the headland. From this direction you’ll enjoy more breathtaking views of the three beaches (Booby’s, Constantine and Treyarnon) along the way.
10. Finally you’ll reach Treyarnon Bay, where you can either tuck into a burger, sandwich or fresh pizza at the cafe or settle down for a few hours of chilling on the sand. After that walk, you’ll have earned it!
Once you’re ready to head home, simply take the short stroll back to your Ocean Blue Cornwall apartment, where you can watch the sunset and look forward to another day on the Cornish coast.