Devon Cornwall Beach Guide:

Daymer Bay


Ideal for Intermediate to Advanced and wave sailing

Located on the north coast it takes about 1 hour to get there from Plymouth. There's are carpark next to the beach which over looks the sailing area. You will get charged an extra 1.50 if you go out sailing. There's also a cafe and shop located in the car park. Daymer is a pleasant spot for the intermediate sailor but does offer up some excellent wave sailing conditions on its day. The beach faces the west and shelves gradually. There is a reasonable tide that flows across the beach which increase in strength at low tide. Daymar is a good bet in a N/NW when most South coast beaches are offshore. The wind will usually be a bit stronger and also the waves bigger and better than the South. There are shletered wave conditions to be found off the main beach and larger more exposed conditions on the opposite beach. The Doom Bar works in S round to N winds, but it becomes gusty and offshore in E winds. The best wave sailing conditions are found on the opposite beach about 500m upwind in S/SW, but good jumping can be had here in a NW. This is also a great beach for kitesurfers althoughit is banned during the daytime in the summer. As you look out to sea Daymar has small rocks on the right hand side of the beach running out to sea. On an outgoing tide this can suck you around the corner onto a nasty reef. Be warned this is not a nice place to go. On the left a large hill produces a wind shadow at higher tides. But otherwise a really good versatile spot. Daymar offers a huge range of different condions during the range of tide, flater at low good waves at mid tide and often no waves on far beach at high tide. Daymar is a beutiful place to sail at mid tide with clear waters and clean wind.