Kitesurfing Daymer Bay


Daymer Bay sits on the east side of the opening of the Camel Estuary which runs into the popular town of Padstow.

It provides a lovely little beach dead opposite Hawkers Cove, a popular flat water spot on the west side of the estuary. Daymer is a little more exposed to the incoming swell and as such can provide some small waves for fun and games.


  • Pretty big car park
  • Toilets at the car-park
  • There’s a pub overlooking the car-park for an after-shred pint.
  • Shop in the car-park

Wind Directions

Daymer Bay will work on anything from a N to a S wind from a westerly direction. Avoid winds with any east (head to Hawkers Cove on the other side of the estuary in those), and pure westerlies. It works best on a N – NW as the find blows straight in off the sea.

Hazards to watch out for

Daymer Bay is is relatively safe, but watch out for the rocks at the most northerly part of the beach and the odd rock strewn across the beach, they can lurk just beneath the surface waiting to snag your board. Also try to keep 100m away from any boats heading in our out of the estuary.

Local info

During the summer months of July and August, kite surfing is not allowed between the hours of 10am and 6pm.

Wind Forecast & Live Readings

I’m hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here’s a link to 7 day wind forecast for Daymer Bay.
And if you’re wondering if it’s on right now, I think this is probably the best resource: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Camborne.

Getting There and Parking

Daymer Bay is signposted from the B3314. Use the map below for full directions. When you get onto Daymer lane, follow it all the way to the car park at the bottom and you’re there. I can’t remember how much the parking fees were. There’s a ticket machine near the toilets as you drive in. Make sure you have a few pounds with you to cover it.

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  • mark

    I fancy three half day sessions learning to kite surf in Daymer Bay! Who is going to bring their kit and coach me? #lookingforacoach

    • Gareth Hanson

      Think there’s loads of instructors in Cornwall mate :-)

    • Christine Johnston

      Hello, are you still looking? I’m a BKSA senior instructor and I’m down this weekend