Quiet sandy bays where the surfers like to play. Although it was a cold start to the day, the view and the walk across the sand cheered me up.
Booby’s Bay joins up with Constantine Bay where at low tide you can see the remains of a shipwreck. When you first see it you think they are groynes but on second glance it looks like a giant ribcage opened up.
I round Trevose Head with good views all around. The strong wind made it difficult at times to make any headway. I head down into yet another sandy bay, Harlyn. All these bays would be full in the summer, but today, hardly anyone to be seen.
After Trevone, I make my way to the headland of Stepper Point, one of the two headlands either side of the estuary to the River Camel. I follow the estuary inland towards Padstow, initially on the cliff tops and then eventually drop down onto the beach.
Padstow is a quaint fishing harbour, but has become very touristy and busy in summer. Rick Stein, the cook, has his famous fish restaurant here.