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Just to the east of Trevose Head is Harlyn Bay. The beach is just under a mile long of sand and pebbles backed by sand dunes which in turn are backed by cliffs. Access to the beach is through Harlyn Village.
Surfing – when the surf is big on west facing beaches and the prevailing southwestly is blowing, Harlyn will provide some of the best surf in Cornwall.
Like all north coast beaches a certain amount of caution should be exercised due to perhaps crowds, hollow waves breaking in the shallows, rocks, and there can be rip currents at high tide.
Just obey the Lifeguard instructions and you wont go far wrong.


Parking: Large car park
Toilets: Yes
Facilities: Shop
Dogs: Strangely enough this is a dog friendly beach, keep on a lead.
Lifeguard: Yes, during the summer months
Surfing: Yes