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Booby's Beach

Cornwall

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.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2017 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Booby's Beach beach

Parking

Car park available.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information.

Lifeguards

Yes

Dates and times | See safety tab

Activities

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! See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand, rock,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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

2017 Not tested

What’s 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

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

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Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Booby's Beach beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

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Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Booby's Beach beach

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We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Booby's Beach beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sara Gumbrell
on 2 Sep 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Stiles
on 22 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lucy Sykes
on 19 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jules Agate
on 18 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gemma Burton
on 17 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Beverly Richardson
on 16 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jenna Maidana
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Harry Venables
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Brandy Childs
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Richard Lemm
on 10 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Dembry
on 8 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rob Hughes
on 7 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Prophet
on 5 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ben Brandon
on 3 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Danielle Chrystal
on 30 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicole Bird
on 17 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jill Peach
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Hercod
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Pardoe
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hutley Lucy
on 11 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by H Wiltshire
on 11 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Holly Jonas
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Condie
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Wallis
on 9 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Bryony Pearce
on 1 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alexandra Bradford
on 30 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robert Szczepanski
on 22 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Annabelle Lowe
on 20 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carlos Tornero pastor
on 17 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carlos Tornero pastor
on 17 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Craig Dickinson
on 14 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 7 Jun 2017

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