Daymer Bay Beach

Cornwall, England

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About Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay is a bay and beach on the east side of the River Camel estuary in North Cornwall. It stands between the larger and more popular resorts of Rock and Polzeath – this isn’t to say that it’s a poor neighbour, though. As it’s slightly off the well beaten track, it often feels more secluded, even at the height of the summer season.  The beach slopes gently into the water and the bay is at the mouth of the estuary, making it sheltered and ideal for swimming. There are plenty of rockpools for the children to explore and for older members of the family, it’s a great location for surfing or body boarding. The currents aren’t strong by the beach, although be warned – further out in the channel, currents run stronger and in both directions.

If water sports aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty of scope for other forms of exercise, such as cycling along the Camel Trail, or walking the coastal footpath to Polzeath. Alternatively, simply relax on the sand with stunning views across the Camel Estuary.

Inland, behind the bay, the area is notable for being the last resting place of the former Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman in the graveyard of St Enodoc’s Church (locally known as Sinking Neddy).

Paddle Boarding
Cornwall, England
Latitude: 50.55996, Longitude: -4.929625

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