The shopping available in the area is great for many items – whether practical and dull for some (like fishing drop nets or golf gear), adrenaline fuelled (such as kites and surfboards) or of the more ’boutique’ style!
Padstow, Bedruthan Steps – Watergate Bay , Newquay, Wadebridge and Truro all offer a fun day out shopping.
PADSTOW – NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES DRIVE FROM ANY OF OUR HOUSES
Padstow is blessed with a number of superb independent clothing boutiques, interior and gift shops which sit beside the more familiar high street brands. There are also a number of Galleries perfect for finding an individual piece of artwork or perhaps some unique ceramics.
WADEBRIDGE & HAWKSFIELD – NO MORE THAN 30 MINUTES DRIVE FROM ANY OF OUR HOUSES
Before you get into Wadebridge just off the A39 is Hawksfield Cornwall which is great for a quick pit stop with ample parking, a great cafe, artisan food, vintage furniture and a contemporary gallery space to take a look at.
Wadebridge itself is a great little town for independant shops, it has one of the lowest quotas of chain stores anywhere in the country. There is a good mix of shops with a variety of furniture, antique,book, flower and gift shops to choose from. There is also a handy cinema.
MAWGAN PORTH, BEDRUTHAN STEPS, WATERGATE BAY, PORTH AND NEWQUAY – NO MORE THAN 30 MINUTES DRIVE FROM ANY OF OUR HOUSES
If you drive the spectacular coastal road (B3276) from Padstow all the way down to Newquay you will pass a variety of different pockets of development on your way. As you go down the hill to Mawgan Porth it’s worth stopping and taking a look in the Bedruthan Steps Hotel you can take a look at there small design shop and adjoining gallery if you are so inclined or just to stop for lunch and enjoy the views. Carry on down the hill and you will drive past Mawgan Porth beach with a couple of Surf shops, beach side restaurant, pub and cafe. Keep driving and your next stop will be Watergate Bay, where there are a number of restaurants and a small surf shop. Once past Watergate and up the hill you will eventually drop down into Porth. Opposite the beach you can find Roos Beach which is a great place for individual beachwear, contemporary gifts or high fashion women’s wear. Next door is also a nice little coffee house run by The Laid Back Coffee Co. From Porth its only 5 minutes up the hill and then you hit Newquay where there is a variety of Surf Shops , independant clothes shops and a small selection of chain stores and gift shops.
TRURO – NO MORE THAN A 45 MINUTE DRIVE FROM ANY OF OUR HOUSES
With an abundance of high quality multi-nationals and a large selection of independent retailers, Truro has everything you would expect from a good high street.
Take a look at Visit Truro for more info.