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Camel Estuary, North Cornwall

A coastal walk for a change! This is a really beautiful spot in north Cornwall. Popular, but so vast feeling at low tide, that it doesn't feel too busy.

Camel Estuary

START Rock Quarry Car Park

DISTANCE 2 miles

TIME 1-2 hours

PARKING Rock Quarry Car Park

ROUTE CONDITIONS Flat sandy beach

REFRESHMENTS Rock or Daymer Bay

TOILETS Car park

OS MAP 106



This is another walk that doesn't require much in the way of instruction! From the car park, head down to the beach, and walk out to sea!

Timing is critical for this one. Check the tide timetable before going, and try to time it so that you can make it to Daymer Bay. The rocks at the base of Brea Hill are the first part of the beach to get covered with water, so always keep an eye out there.

It really is a fantastic beach to let the children run free, and everyone can enjoy the beautiful views and turquoise water. 

From Daymer Bay, it is just over a mile to a Polzeath, along the most beautiful stretch of SW Coast Path. So, if you can manage to get little ones into carriers, you could contemplate going a bit further. The coast path itself though, is not really suitable for pushchairs, and I'd be hesitant to take young children walking on it, as there are some parts quite close to the cliff edge.

The below GPS route follows the coast path, but we recommend going on the beach if possible

Camel Estuary

Tot Tips:

Timing the tide is critical. Get it right, and you can have a lovely few hours relax on Daymer Bay, playing in the rock pools, before returning to Rock.

View and download Garmin GPS route here

Get directions to start point here

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