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How to spend a week in Daymer Bay

Posted by Bethany Walton on May 11, 2022
Daymer Bay with swimmers and sunbathers.

Inspiration for a seven-night stay

With the arrival of a brand new property in Daymer Bay this week, we wanted to celebrate by sharing some inspiration for the perfect getaway to this picturesque corner of North Cornwall. Located moments from the sands of Daymer and Polzeath, and with Rock not far away, a stay at Four Geese is ideal for coastal walks, beach hopping and adventures on the water.

From your Friday arrival straight through to departure, we’ve rounded up our most-loved recommendations for spending a week in Daymer Bay:

Friday

Four Geese's master bedroom, finished in green and blue touches with a large sliding door to the left and views over the countryside.

Above: Four Geese

Take time to relax after your journey and settle into your home for the week. Be sure to open up the sliding doors and spill out onto the balcony to soak up the view over a glass of fizz before unpacking your suitcases. Once everyone has had a chance to unwind, head out for supper at The Mowhay, just a short walk away. Reserve a table in The Mowhay’s sunny garden for an evening of al fresco dining and enjoy a fantastic selection of good food and wine.

Saturday

Sand dunes in the foreground and blue sky and ocean in the background.
Outdoor dining table with a vase of flowers, cheese boards, and views over the countryside.

Right: Four Geese

One of Cornwall’s most-loved beaches, Daymer Bay sits at the mouth of the Camel Estuary and just a short walk from Four Geese. With soft sand and shallow waves, a day spent on Daymer Bay is a must while the sun is shining. Little ones will love exploring the sand dunes or dipping their toes in the sparkling waters, while the grown-ups may brave a sea swim before heading over to the beach shop in search of locally made ice cream. 

As late afternoon approaches, slowly head back up the hill to relax with a cocktail in the garden. Shower off sandy toes and begin preparing dinner – with a charcoal barbeque and large outdoor dining table, there’s no better way to refuel after a day on the beach than a homemade feast. Alternatively, speak to our Concierge team about organising a private dining experience – from wood-fired suppers with The Aussie Smoker to in-house fine dining with Chef Fiona, let us take care of your holiday menu.  

Enjoy watching the sun disappear behind the horizon and let the evening slip away over dessert before climbing the stairs to bed.

Sunday

Boats on the sparkling blue water at Rock.
Padstow Harbour with boats on the water in the foreground and houses in the background.

Sundays call for slow starts and hearty breakfasts - open the sliding doors and listen to the birds sing with a cup of coffee in hand.

Once everyone’s ready, set off from Four Geese and join the coast path at Daymer Bay. One of Cornwall’s prettiest walks, the views over the estuary and Hawker’s Cove from the sand dunes are very special. Continue along the path before arriving into Rock – approximately a 30 minute walk away.

Once you’ve arrived in Rock, find a table in the Blue Tomato Café with views over the beach. Offering cooked breakfasts, stacks of sweet pancakes and eggs-any-way, it’s easy to see why the Blue Tomato is a much-loved café amongst visitors and locals.

After breakfast, hop on the water taxi across to Padstow and spend the afternoon exploring the pastel-coloured streets. While away the hours dipping into the independent shops, artisan bakeries and art galleries. If a sweet treat is calling, we recommend sampling a delicious cake from Stein’s Coffee Shop.

Head back over the estuary and enjoy watching the sun turn the sky orange and pink as the day begins to draw to a close. Once back in the comfort of Four Geese, unwind with a film in the snug or gather everyone together for a board game in the cosy living area.

Monday

Wake up early and head over to the nearby St Moritz Hotel for a relaxing morning at the Cowshed Spa. Indulge in a ‘Sun and Sea’ signature treatment for a full body scrub and massage to feel truly rejuvenated or de-stress with a manicure and pedicure.

For those who’d like the luxury of a spa treatment from home, our Concierge team recommend Hauora at Home and Home Spa Cornwall – whether you’d like an indulgent hot stone massage or relaxing facial, these mobile therapists can bring the spa to you.

Come afternoon, enjoy a laid back afternoon in Four Geese’s sunny garden. The grassy lawn is perfect for little ones to play, while the outdoor sofa makes a great place to sit in the sunshine with your holiday read.

With plenty of foodie destinations nearby, choose between decadent fine dining at The Mariners in Rock, classic pub dishes at The Pityme Inn in St Minver or seafood suppers at The Cracking Crab in Polzeath. Let us take care of the taxi bookings, and enjoy sampling some of Cornwall’s locally produced wines, ales and ciders.

Tuesday

Views over Pentire Point from Polzeath, with golden sands and footpath in the foreground and sparkling ocean and clifftops in the background.
Outdoor bath with glasses of prosecco and views over the countryside.

Right: Four Geese

Perfectly placed in the heart of North Cornwall, a stay at Daymer Bay is ideal for exploring the coastline on foot. On Tuesday morning, pull on your walking boots and head out the door towards Pentire Point. Joining the coast path at Daymer Bay and turning right to walk along the clifftops you’ll soon arrive into Polzeath. From here, walk across the beach and up onto the headland above – watch as the waves roll into the shores beneath you, spot the coastal wildflowers and catch glimpses of seals bobbing their heads above the water.

On arrival back to Four Geese, fill the luxurious outdoor bath for a well-deserved soak. Swapping coastal views for country, the outdoor bath is the best place to relax after a busy day and take in the stunning countryside views. As evening settles, enjoy a nightcap as the stars twinkle above you before retreating indoors for a restful night’s sleep.

Wednesday

Surfers in the shallow waves at Polzeath.

With the ever-so-popular Polzeath just moments from Four Geese, spend a day in the water with Wavehunters – beginners can book in for a surf lesson while more seasoned surfers can hire boards to enjoy all day. For youngsters who wish to stay on dry land, spend some time exploring the tidal rockpools in search of starfish and crabs – or perhaps pack a bat and ball for games of rounders on the sand.

When supper calls, pick up stone baked pizzas and bottled beers from The Atlantic to enjoy on the beach. Or take a seat on The Waterfront’s sea-view decking for delicious Moules mariniere and salty fries.

Thursday

Golden sands and blue waters at Daymer Bay.
Seal bobbing it's head above water.

For your final day in North Cornwall, head out onto the open water for a spot of wildlife watching. Ask our Concierge team to book a tour with Padstow Sealife Safaris and enjoy exploring the shores surrounding Daymer Bay. Keep a look out for seals, dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish and even whales!

With salty sea air in your lungs, pick up a seafood supper from Rock Fish and Chips on your way back to the house – take a seat on the sand and watch boats making their way up and down the estuary to round off your day perfectly.

Friday

Four Geese's open plan kitchen and dining room, with sliding doors to the right.
Four Geese's living room with a wood burner, arm chairs and large coffee table laid with a teapot and mugs.

Above: Four Geese

The end of the week has arrived before you know it, so why not make the most of your final morning in Four Geese with a special breakfast. Tuck into sourdough soldiers and fresh eggs, while reminiscing on the wonderful memories made during your week in Daymer Bay. With your bags packed and bellies full, it’s time to bid goodbye to Four Geese until next time.

Ready to book for 2022, take a closer look around Four Geese and secure your next getaway.

For more inspiration, speak to our Concierge team to start planning your North Cornwall holiday: 01208 895 570.

All images are our own or from Unsplash.

Posted by Bethany Walton

Beth can usually be found on a Cornish beach or enjoying a swim in the sea. She has great insight about where to visit across the county, plus plenty of recommendations for finding the best Cornish ice cream.