Booby's Bay


Booby's Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Situated on West side of Trevose head, near Padstow. A large sandy beach, Booby’s is inaccessible at high tide. At low tide, the beach connects with Constantine Bay. Very popular with surfers. Access via short climb down rock, 500m from the car park.


There are good waves for surfing and the beach is fantastic for rockpooling.

Wildlife and Walks

Booby’s is on the Coast Path, which can be walked north to Dinas Head and Trevose Head, which forms part of an AONB. Due to agri-environment schemes, the area is now seeing a return of farmland birds - look out for Corn Buntings!

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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Facilities at Booby's Bay



Car park available.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information.



Dates and times

Service provided by

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Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.