32. Trevone Bay

Situated on the north coast between Newquay and Padstow.

There is little in the way of sand dune and the active face, where present, is in a poor condition and in places is mixed with stone walling.

The sand is medium-coarse and shelly.

Some of the top of the dune is separated from the beach by coastal defences and made over to car parking.

The beach is bounded on each side by rock cliffs. There are stone/concrete defences on the inland side of the beach.

The Trevone Stream is culverted beneath the defences and flows onto the beach. Potentially it may be possible that the defences could be removed to allow the dunes to reconnect to the beach.

Walkover report and photos of 8 March 2022

DW32_Trevone Bay_2022-03-08.pdf

Localised erosion.
Potential Actions
Develop better understanding of magnitude of future coastal change and dune migration.
Community Groups
None yet identified
Key Stakeholders

None yet identified
CCMA potential
Shoreline Management Plan
SMP Management Area: MA34
SMP Policy Unit: PU34.4
SMP Policies:
  • Present - Managed Realignment
  • Transition - Managed Realignment
  • Target - Managed Realignment
Link to SMP Chapter 4 assessment for Management Area 34

A link to the Trevone Bay page on the 'Let's Talk Cornwall' website will appear here in due course.