Trevone

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Coordinates: 50°32′30″N 4°58′28″W / 50.5418°N 4.9744°W / 50.5418; -4.9744

Trevone
Cornish: Treavon
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Trevone beach in the evening
Trevone is located in Cornwall
Trevone
Trevone
 Trevone shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW893756
Civil parish Padstow
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PADSTOW
Postcode district PL28
Dialling code 01841
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
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Trevone (Cornish: Treavon, meaning river farm) is a seaside village and bay (Cornish: Porth Musyn, meaning Musun cove) near Padstow in Cornwall, England, UK.

Facilities[edit]

One long road, surrounded by houses, village hall, WI meeting hall, village shop and with few roads branching off, leads down to the beach. Two or three houses are "bed and breakfast" guest houses. There is a surf shop and small seasonal cafe. There is also general store halfway between the top of the hill and the beach. Trevone has recently had its post office closed down, and the general store about to close -may be open sporadically in summer. Trevone used to have many hotels including; Green Waves, Newlands, Trevone Bay Hotel, The Sea Spray and more, however the only remaining hotel (and pub) in the bay is the Well Parc. The Newlands has been renamed as Trevone Beach House was a bed and breakfast and is currently being developed into a private family house. As for the rest they are now tourist apartments.

Geography[edit]

The blowhole, as viewed in August 2009
St Saviour's Church

Trevone Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) contains four Geological Conservation Review sites (GCR) and is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The interest for geologists include the Goniatite fossils on Pentonwarra Point and Conodont fossils on Marble Cliff. The 'Sink Hole', a large blowhole formed by a collapsed sea cave can be seen on a sloping field above the east side of the bay.[1]

Porthmissen beach has been rated as very high cleanliness, receiving the highest rating in 2008 and a good rating in 2002.[2][3] No dogs are allowed on the beach during Summer months.

St Saviour's Church[edit]

St Saviour's Church built in 1959 with local sandstone from St Columb Downs. The stone is iron rich which works outwards as the stone is weathered to give a hard casing. The roof is of Delabole slate. It replaced a wooden mission church built in 1894. It is dedicated to St Saviour because there was a St Saviour's Chapel on what is now St Saviour's Point, on the Camel Estuary outside Padstow but inside the Doom Bar.

Elizabeth Maria Molteno, the South African suffragist, poet and civil rights activist, retired in Trevone and is buried at St Saviour's.[4]

Media[edit]

In early 2007, Trevone Bay was used as the setting for the Renault Clio Ripcurl advert, featuring two surfers contemplating going into the sea.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevone Bay". Natural England. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Beaches Lose Water Quality Marks". BBC News. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Good Beach Guide 2009 - UK Results". Marine Conservation Society. 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ Mathinus van Bart: Songs of the Veld. Cape Town: Cederberg Publishers. 2008.