The car park at the back of the beach provides easy parking. It is left down at beach level off the B road on the way towards Newquay. The beach can be found across the road, along a sandy path and over the small dunes. Porthcothan Stores can be found here – selling ice creams and other essentials for the beach.
The car park at the back of the beach makes the trip to the beach quite easy. There is no public parking on the south (Trethias) side. Gary’s beach shop provides all you need and more. If coming by bus or being dropped, you can walk down through the camp site to Treyarnon from Constantine Stores and Trevose Golf Club in about 10 minutes – much less than by road. Constantine beach is also very close – about 5 minutes walk across the open and flat headland between the two beaches.
Constantine is reached via the beach road down from Constantine Bay Stores. At the bottom is a small free car park – making it rare to find a space – unless you’re feeling lucky. Near the bottom you can turn into a summer car park on the right. From the bottom of the road just walk on along a rough track to get to the south end of Constantine. You can take a path from the little car park round and over the dunes for fun, you can also walk down a small path from the corner of Trevose Golf Club to the dunes as well.
There is no easy parking for Booby’s – except in summer a field is set over for parking half way up Trevose Head. Don’t be tempted to park along the golf course lane down to Booby’s Bay Cottage and the 3 other houses – clamping is in force and you are taking quite a risk. The main sandy beach is covered for 3 or 4 hours at high tide. The rock pools and climbing are great all around the top of the beach.
There is plenty of parking at the Padstow end of Harlyn – with a bottom gravel car park and a pleasant field above. Both have good views of the beach – and steps down. The walk down to the far end of Harlyn takes a little while – but its worth it.
The car park at Trevone is right alongside the main sandy beach, and there is an overflow round the back of the beach at peak times. The beach shop on the edge of the car park provides rental and sale of surfing and beach gear. Remember Newtrain beach also – a dog friendly rocky beach round the front of Trevone.