Constantine Bay is on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, situated approximately three miles west of Padstow. The beach is popular with surfers and has lifeguard patrols in the summer. Constantine Bay is named after Saint Constantine, a 6th-century Cornish saint possibly identified with a minor British king Constantine. St Constantine’s Well, an historic site, is accessible by public right of way on Trevose Golf Club’s golf course.
The area was a favourite holiday location of Margaret Thatcher during her premiership and the current Prime Minister, David Cameron is following in her footsteps.
Trevose Head and Constantine Bay SSSI are designated for both their biological and geological interests. The dune system at Constantine Bay is in an unfavourable declining condition because of the invasion by species such as bramble, ivy and sea buckthorn; and by visitor pressure causing erosion.
Constantine Bay lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.
Constantine Bay Surf
Constantine Bay in North Cornwall is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is also a left hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for dangerous rips.
Surf Forecast for Constantine Bay, Cornwall
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
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|Last updated: 19-Aug-2018|