- by Gordon
Constantine Bay Beach
A west-facing long sandy beach with a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. It is separated from its neighbour, Booby’s Bay, to the north, by a thin rocky point; bordered by a large rocky reef to the south and backed by a network of sand dunes. At high tide, the beach shelves steeply causing a shore break and at low tide, it connects with Booby’s forming a long sandy bay with a number of sandbanks. Good marine wildlife
Constantine Bay Beach 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. Dangers: Rocks, dangerous rips, crowds, beach shelves quickly at high tide. Tides: Surfable all tides. Wind: E/SE offshore.
- Constantine stores
- Surf shop at the top of the road down to Constantine Bay
- Toilets (inc disabled)
- Seaside Award for clean safe and well-managed beaches,
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