OS Grid ref:- SW 8975
The small and pleasant Cornish seaside village of Trevone, known in the Cornish language as Treavon, (which means river farm) is located a short distance of just over 2 miles from the popular resort town of Padstow, and to the south of ruggedly dramatic Trevose Head, which boasts some superb scenery.
The village consists of a long road, surrounded by houses, a village hall, WI meeting hall, village shop, with a few roads branching off, and leads down to the beach. Two or three houses are "bed and breakfast" guest houses. It has a pleasant, clean, award winning beach which is popular with families and is suitable for surfing.
Trevone beach is surrounded by high cliffs on one side and rocky ledges and outcrops on the other. The beach has are two large car parks, toilets, a beach shop, licensed cafe and a well stocked surf shop. Trevone Beach is recommended in the Marine Conservation Authority Good Beach Guide 2006, and has an Encams Seaside Award 2006. RNLI lifeguards are present throughout the summer season.
To the west of the main beach is a smaller rocky beach which is great for exploring. Aptly named Rocky Beach, it is a haven of rockpools teaming with crabs and other wildlife and also has a natural swimming pool within the rocks.
Trevose Bay has a surf shop selling and renting a wide range of surfing boards, wet suits, and accessories which is open seven days a week in season. Lifeguards are on patrol in season. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from Easter Day to Ist October.
The cliffs to the north east of the beach provide superb walks and views to nearby Hawkers Cove, the Camel estuary and Trevose Head. One of the cliffs next to the sea has a large blowhole (pictured right) an impressive natural feature known locally as the 'Round Hole', which leads directly down to the sea and is at least eighty feet deep, it was formed by a collapsed sea cave.
The Trevone area boasts some stuning and there are excellent coastal walks from Trevone Bay to Harlyn Bay, Padstow and the nearby storm battered granite headland of Trevose Head which boasts magnificent views into Devon. Its lighthouse, built by Thomas and Jacob Olver of Falmouth in 1847, was the last to be run on compressed air and paraffin, is positioned to the north west of the headland and is open to the public during the week but not at weekends.
The village which leads up from the beach has some amenities including shops, an inn, a café, toilets, a pub, car park and a post office and offers a range of accommodation. The village church of St Saviour's dates to 1959, the South African suffragist, poet and civil rights activist, Elizabeth Maria Molteno, who retired to Trevone, is buried there.