Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay

Coordinates: 50°31′49″N 5°00′45″W / 50.53036°N 5.01245°W / 50.53036; -5.01245

Panoramic showing Constantine Bay in July 2010
Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay is a village and beach on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately three miles (5 km) west of Padstow and is in the parish of St Merryn.[1] 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.[2]

Trevose Head and Constantine Bay SSSI is designated for both its 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.[3]

Other coastal villages nearby include Harlyn, Porthcothan, Trevone and Treyarnon


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