35. Daymer Bay

Situated on the right bank (east) of the Camel Estuary, on the north coast.

Daymer Bay hosts a westward facing beach on the Camel Estuary and has suffered from a lot of erosion over recent years. It lies just to the north of Rock Dunes (Location 34) from which it is separated by Brea Hill. Both Daymer Bay and Rock dunes are backed by St Enodoc Golf Club but the pressures of coastal erosion impacting on the golf course are greater at Daymer Bay.

The beach is strewn with cobbles from locally derived rock.

The sand is medium-grained with a significant lithic content and becomes coarser toward the top of the beach.

The slate bedrock contains layers with purple colouration.

The active face is in poor condition showing signs of active erosion of the vegetated dunes. The Golf Club has erected chestnut paling to address the erosion issue.

The vegetated dunes are essentially limited to the golf course.

The only coastal defences, other than the dunes, is a stone wall that fronts the car park.

The Daymer Stream frows onto the beach at the southern end of the bay bringing cobbles and lithic fragments with it.

Walkover report and photos of 6 March 2022

DW35_Daymer Bay_2022-03-06.pdf

High rates of erosion, threat to local amenity.
Potential Actions
Deliver managed realignment.
Community Groups
None yet identified
Key Stakeholders

St Enodoc Golf Club.
CCMA potential
Shoreline Management Plan
SMP Management Area: MA35
SMP Policy Unit: PU35.11
SMP Policies:
  • Present - Hold The Line
  • Transition - Managed Realignment
  • Target - Managed Realignment
Link to SMP Chapter 4 assessment for Management Area 35

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