One of the seven bays for seven days that
can be found along this stretch of the North Cornwall coastline is
Treyarnon bay, an excellent beach for all manor of seaside activities.
Treyarnon Bay is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a
clean beach which, at low tide, reveals a large area of golden sand. There are
numerous rock pools to explore and sheltered small coves ideal for sun
The renowned “natural” swimming pool, at the bottom of the low cliffs near
the Youth Hostel, was a hollow in the rocks which has been dammed at one end.
It is flushed out by the incoming tide and is easily accessible at low tide.
The surf is usually best on an in-coming mid to full tide and enjoyed by
many visitors each summer.
The coastal footpath provides breathtaking views along the coast to Trevose
Head in one direction and Newquay and even St Ives on a clear day, in the
other direction. At the mouth of the bay is Treyarnon Island. This large rock,
topped with grass and thrift, is separated from the mainland by a narrow
gulley and is a nature reserve and home of breeding sea birds. The coastal
path and beach provide a wonderful platform from which to view the surf
rolling in, the amazing sunsets, seals and if you are fortunate a school of
.......and the sun begins to set on another day at Treyarnon.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from the May Spring Bank Holiday until