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St George's Bay

St George's Bay beach, Cornwall

St. George's Cove is a small cove situated just below the ruined Napoleonic fortifications at Gun Point on the west bank of the Camel Estuary, near Padstow in North Cornwall.

It gets its name from St. George's Holy Well sited just above the cove.

The sheltered beach consists of fine pale golden sand and faces northeast across the estuary to Daymer Bay and Rock. At low tide the beach stretches south as far as the low water ferry terminal at St. Saviour's Point, below the war memorial.

Nearest parking is the Harbour car park in the centre of Padstow and this can get full very quickly in high season. It may be best to park on the outskirts of Padstow and walk down through the town to the beach.

Swimming is not advised due to strong currents offshore in the estuary and the beach is not really suitable for snorkelling. Due to its sheltered position, the beach has little surf so surfing is best undertaken on the beaches to the west such as Trevone, Harlyn Bay and Treyarnon.

St George's Cove offers fine walks south along the coast path to Padstow, or north towards Hawker's Cove and ultimately Stepper Point with its characteristic daymark tower.

There is a seasonal dog ban from Easter until the start of October, and no other facilities.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Seasonal dog ban

 Rescue equipment

 No swimming

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Polzeath, Padstow, Wadebridge and Port Isaac.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSt Columb Major

arrowPadstow

arrowNewquay

arrowCamelford

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowPadstow

	arrowWadebridge

	arrowPort Isaac

	arrowSt Columb Major

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin Moor and Newquay.

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