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Trevone beach in the evening
Trevone is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSW893756
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPADSTOW
Postcode districtPL28
Dialling code01841
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°32′30″N 4°58′28″W / 50.5418°N 4.9744°W / 50.5418; -4.9744Coordinates: 50°32′30″N 4°58′28″W / 50.5418°N 4.9744°W / 50.5418; -4.9744

Trevone (Cornish: Treavon, meaning river farm) is a seaside village and bay (Cornish: Porth Musyn, meaning Musun cove) near Padstow in Cornwall, England, UK.


One long road, surrounded by houses, a village hall, with a meeting hall, a 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 Surfing shop and small seasonal cafe. There is also a 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 where the PO operated from is also now closed. However, there is a new store based at Trevone Farm. Trevone used to have many hotels including Green Waves, Newlands, Trevone Bay Hotel, and The Sea Spray, but the only remaining hotel (and pub) in the bay is the Well Parc. The Newlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) has been renamed Trevone Beach House, and is currently being developed into a private family house. The other hotels are now tourist apartments.

Trevone Bay
The Blowhole, August 2009


Trevone Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It contains four Geological Conservation Review sites (GCR) and is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Interesting details 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 very high for cleanliness, receiving the highest rating in 2008 and a good rating in 2002.[2][3] No dogs are allowed on the beach during the summer months.

St Saviour's Church[edit]

St Saviour's Church

St Saviour's Church was built in 1959 with local sandstone from St Columb Downs, replacing a wooden mission church built in 1894. 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 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, inside the Doom Bar.

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


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]


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