The sleepy sibling of the Camel Estuary. The gently shelving sands and crystal waters are a favourite among many generations.

Holidays in Daymer Bay and Trebetherick are perfect for those looking to dip into the action in neighbouring Polzeath and Rock and then being able to retreat and unwind away from the hustle and bustle.

At low tide Daymer Bay connects to Rock beach and opens up a whole host of inlets worth exploring. Being slightly sheltered from the brunt of the Atlantic, the bays position within the estuary set under Brea Hill makes for a more secluded experience where bathers can enjoy the crystal-clear waters that rival those of the Mediterranean in the summer.On a windier day Daymer Bay is a world famous wind-surfing spot and one of the finest in the UK.

Dog-friendly all year round, with access to the coastal paths towards Rock to the South and Polzeath to the North, Daymer Bay offers plenty of options for those looking to bring their four legged friend.The coastal footpath between Polzeath and Daymer Bay to the south is also suitable for wheelchair users, offering an opportunity for all to appreciate the stunning scenery of the estuary. 

There is also a nature reserve and a huge abundance of rock pools towards the lesser known Greenaway Beach, where adults and children alike can hunt for crabs, starfish and sea anemone. Dolphins may sometimes be spotted and a great area for many types of coastal bird including puffins. 

A short walk across the 18-hole course of St Enodoc you will find the delightful St. Enodoc Church, with its crooked 13th Century spire. The church was once buried in the sand, and is now the resting place of Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.

We’d Recommend

  • Walking to the top of the steep sided, dome shaped Brae Hill. The views are worth the hike
  • Leaving the beach behind briefly to visit the Church of St Enodoc with its crooked spire and enchanting history
  • Exploring the numerous rock pools and crystal waters of Greenaway Beach at low tide