Constantine Bay Beach

With a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, Constantine Bay beach offers a sweeping arc of gently shelving soft pale sands as well as an abundance of rock pools to explore.

Named after Saint Constantine, a 6th-century Cornish saint, this wide sandy beach is separated from its neighbour, Booby's Bay, to the north, by a thin rocky point, whilst Constantine Bay is bordered by a large rocky reef to the south and backed by a network of sand dunes.

Although popular for swimming and paddling, this west-facing beach has strong rips, so caution is advised for swimmers.

Surfing Information: Constantine is a very popular surf spot producing top quality waves in the North Cornwall area. It has a reef at the southern end of the bay that works through the tide, depending on swell size, that produces lefts running into the bay. However, the wave can be fickle depending on swell direction. In the middle of the bay at high tide is a good peak producing rights and lefts with fast and sucky waves. There is also a point at the north end of the bay that produces good waves from mid to high tide.

Suitable for experienced surfers only due to hidden rocks, dangerous rips and the beach shelving quickly at high tide.

Lifeguards man the beach daily from 1st May – 26th September and also over weekends from Easter to the end of October (2022)

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