Daymer Bay, Cornwall

The golden and unpeopled bay, the shadowy cliffs and sheep-worn way…”  Words of the late Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman who was inspired by the splendours of the Daymer Bay and the Cornish coastline.

Situated along Cornwall’s 250 miles of coastline, you will find Daymer Bay, a huge expanse of golden sand, located on the estuary of the river Camel opposite the bustling fishing port of Padstow.  The beach and dunes are a haven for you and your four legged friend to explore, with sun, sea and surf in the summer and a deserted beach for a brisk walk in the winter.

Looking towards the mouth of the Camel Estuary, where the water meets the sea, you will see Doom Bar responsible for many a shipwreck over the years.  Local legend says the sandbar is the dying curse by the Mermaid of Padstow who cast the spell after being shot by a local lad.

While you are here, why not try the locally produced Doom Bar bitter.

Daymer Bay is one of Cornwall’s 150 coves and beaches to explore, another great reason why ‘the South West is Best!’

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