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Threlkeld Village, Cumbria, with Blencathra (Halls Fell and summit)


in the county of Cumbria

The Old Smiddy, Ford village, Northumberland.


in the county of Northumberland

Pictures of Constantine Bay

in the county of Cornwall

About Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay lies south of Padstow, and just a short distance from Trevose Head.

Here visitors will find a marvellous surf washed sandy beach backed by dunes where fences and marram grass has been planted to prevent erosion. Contrary currents make the sea somewhat turbulent at times, especially around the low headlands and rocky islands heading out into the ocean. However, during the season the beach is patrolled by lifeguards.

Booby's Bay is adjacent, rocky reefs make this particularly hazardous in swollen, gale lashed waters, but once the sea calms and recedes, it leaves behind dozens of rock pools, providing a happy hunting ground for small crab and other little creatures of the deep.

Constantine beach is popular with surfers, there is a surf shop and a local stores. However, parking is limited, but for the determined there is additional parking half a mile further along the road.

The North Cornwall Coast path passes the bay, giving spectacular sea and coastal views, this is backed by a hinterland of lovely Cornish villages, where you can often come across the unexpected, or a cosy tea-room in which to enjoy a delicious Cornish cream tea.

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A look from above the cliff on Porthcotan Bay during high tide, December 2005, Cornwall.

Porthcothan (14 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction S of Constantine Bay)

Wildlife, wild plants, flowers, and winding lanes are typical of this part of Cornwall where Porthcothan beach is backed by an area of low dunes...

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall

Padstow (187 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction E of Constantine Bay)

Padstow has become a phenomenon of the latter half of the 20th-century when Chef, Rick Stein, together with his endearing little dog, Chalky first burst upon our T.V. screens following the opening of his famous "Seafood Restaurant" which has since become a Mecca for fish and seafood lovers from all over the country and Europe...

Bedruthan Steps, St Eval, Cornwall

St Eval (26 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction S of Constantine Bay)


Rock, Cornwall

Rock (18 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction E of Constantine Bay)

Rock is known to have been visited by at least one Royal Prince...

Bay at New Polzeath in early evening. Walk left on Beach for just yards to Polzeath.

New Polzeath (1 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction NE of Constantine Bay)

New Polzeath overlooks the extensive sands at Hayles Bay, where westerly winds provide perfect conditions for surfers. Just north of New Polzeath you can find steps leading to a beautiful beach...

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Prideaux Place, Near Padstow

Prideaux Place (3 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)

This gorgeous historic house, caressed by lush creeping foliage lies in an outstanding position beside the waters of the River.....

The Shire Hall, Bodmin, Cornwall

The Shire Hall (2 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction E)

This beautifully preserved building is one of Cornwall's gems from the 19th-century. The Shire Hall was built in 1838 and shows.....

I'm going round the bend.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway (21 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction E)

This railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some.....

Inside Merlin's Cave, Tintagel, Cornwall.

Merlin's Cave (8 Pictures)

(14.5 miles, 23.4 km, direction NE)

This deep cavernous black slate hole, full of eyrie atmosphere is said to be the cave where the legendry King Arthur is purported.....

Tintagel Castle - April 2004

Tintagel Castle (83 Pictures)

(14.6 miles, 23.4 km, direction NE)

The local tourist industry in Tintagel leans heavily upon tales surrounding King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, but.....

Tintagel Post Office, Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel Old Post Office (11 Pictures)

(14.6 miles, 23.5 km, direction NE)

This delightful stone building with its bright red pillar-box fitted into its ancient wall is found in the coastal village of.....

Lanhydrock springtime

Lanhydrock House (67 Pictures)

(15.0 miles, 24.2 km, direction SE)

Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate...

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