St George's Cove
St George's Cove is a hidden gem located on the stunning coastal path between Padstow and Hawkers Cove. This picturesque and secluded cove is nestled between two cliffs, making it the perfect place for a picnic and a spot of relaxation. Unlike the more crowded beaches, St George's Cove offers a quiet day out away from the hustle and bustle.
If you are planning on entering the water, it is important to note that there are no lifeguards at this beach and the tidal currents can be strong in the Camel Estuary. Experts recommend entering the water at slack water to ensure your safety, however, swimming between the flags at RNLI lifeguarded beaches is always the recommended option when swimming in the sea.
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For those looking for other nearby beaches to explore, Rock Beach and Daymer Bay are located just across the Camel Estuary, around one mile away. Rock Beach is a popular family beach, perfect for beach games, picnics, and sunbathing. The water is great for swimming, and at low tide, you can explore plenty of rock pools. Rock Beach is also an easy day trip from Padstow, making it an ideal destination for a family day out.
On the other side of the Camel Estuary, you'll find Daymer Bay. This sheltered family-friendly beach is another popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. Children can enjoy paddling and swimming in the calm waters, while the sand dunes behind the beach make for a great picnic spot.
However, if you're looking for a more tranquil and unique beach experience, St George's Cove is the perfect destination. The cove is surrounded by stunning cliffs and offers complete seclusion from the crowds. And with both Rock Beach and Daymer Bay just across the estuary, you can easily spend the day exploring all the beautiful beaches that the area has to offer.