Just a 10-15 minute drive from Padstow jutting into the Atlantic is Trevose Head which commands views for miles along the coast.
Arguably the most prominent headland on the north coast of Cornwall, Trevose Head boasts far reaching views to Pendeen Watch in the west to Hartland Point to the east.
The South West Coast Path passes around Trevose Head offering extensive views across Booby’s Bay and Constantine to one side with Mother Ivey’s Bay and across to Pentire Head to the other.
The ruggedness of the coastline extends further out towards Dinas Head at the tip of the headland with sheer cliffs and huge round hole, a dramatic result of a cave top collapse.
There is a tremendous lighthouse and you may be lucky to see a number of species of birds including skylarks and linnets.
If you set out in the morning why not stop by at Lucy’s Barista Coffee & Cornish Grill situated at Higher Harlyn Park? Open 8am – 1pm Wednesday – Sunday, Lucy serves locally made cakes, homemade beefburgers & breakfast baps using meat from local butchers, proper job!
On leaving Higher Harlyn Park head straight on to the National Trust Car Park at Trevose Head.. It is possible to make a nice circular walk from here taking in the RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station at Mother Ivey’s Bay and Booby’s Bay. This walk will probably take an hour and half to 2 hours. To make the most of a nice sunny day the nearby beaches are good for body boarding, surfing and sun bathing.
If you have whipped a good appetite or would simply like some lovely late afternoon/evening drinks why not stop off at Constantine Restaurant at the Trevose Golf & Country Club which is open to non-members.
With stunning views out over the Atlantic, Constantine aims to deliver quality local seafood, meat and produce fresh to your plate. They also have a sun deck where you can just sit and relax with drinks overlooking the view. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of local fishermen working their pots in the distance as the waves roll in to Constantine and Booby’s Bays.
Whatever you decide you could easily wile away a day here!