Local Info – Updated Regularly
We will try to keep this updated as we hear.
Surf Hire and Lessons
The Pit St Merryn – Open daily for shopping and click and collect surf hire is available. www.thepitsurfshop.co.uk
Porthcothan Bay Stores – Open for surf hire. https://www.facebook.com/Porthcothan-Bay-Stores-993492170688058 https://www.porthcothanbaystores.co.uk/
Harlyn Surf School – Open for surf hire and lessons. Right on the beach. https://www.harlynsurfschool.co.uk/surf-hire/
Waves Surf School – Open for surf lessons. https://www.facebook.com/wavessurfschool
Lifeguard Cover and Beach Safety
Constantine and Harlyn:
|Easter School Holiday 02-18 April|
|Weekends Only 24-25 April|
|Daily 01 May-26 September|
|Weekends Only 02-17 October|
|October Half Term 23-31 October|
|Patrol times 10am-6pm|
Trevone, Porthcothan and Booby’s:
|Daily 15 May – 26 September|
|Patrol times 10am-6pm|
|Daily 01 May–26 September|
|Patrol times 10am-6pm|
Beachwise Wifi – New to the area; a way to pay for access to wifi on the beach where there is little or no mobile signal. Also provides beach safety information specific to each beach including where the rip currents are, emergency telephones etc…. https://beachwisewifi.com/north-cornwall/
Lesser known and Possibly Less Crowded Beaches
Tregirls – a wide sandy beach at the mouth of the estuary. At low tide there is a long walk to the sea. There is parking in a field just above the beach with a steepish walk down to the beach through the trees. Follow the road past Padstow Farmshop and keep going until you reach the car park on your right.
Hawkers Cove – A small bay where the old lifeboat station was just outside Padstow, walk the coast path from Tregirls at high tide or along the beach at low tide.
Diggory’s and Pentire steps beach – For those brave enough, an excellent surfing spot on the Newquay Road (be careful not to get cut off). They can be accessed from Bedruthan Steps at low tide or a treacherous climb down the cliff at high tide. Accessible from the Park Head car park or Carnewas (both National Trust)
Newtrain – a small rocky beach next to the main bay at Trevone, complete with natural swimming pool and plenty of rock pools. Park at the main Trevone beach Car Park, and walk round to the left of the main beach.
Cellars – worth the walk to the end of Harlyn Bay or along the coast path to find Cellars and the far end of Harlyn. Calm waters and interesting rock formations. Park in the main car park at Harlyn, or you can use a footpath by walking down Sandy Lane (no parking though) to the middle of Harlyn beach.
Porth Meor – walk along the coast path from Porthcothan towards Newquay to find this rocky beach. Trescore island with its lagoon is also accessible at low tide. Park at Porthcothan beach car park or Park Head car park and walk the coast path to get there.
Booby’s Bay – up at the far end of Constantine Bay, much quieter than the south end of Constantine. Booby’s can be accessed by walking up the beach, walking down the path by the golf course to the dunes, or parking on Trevose Head and walking straight to Booby’s
Porthcothan and Golden Burn – many don’t make it down the bottom of Porthcothan and round to the left at middle or lower tides. Quiet and beautiful.
The Pig, Harlyn Bay – https://www.thepighotel.com/at-harlyn-bay/
Steins The Seafood Restaurant, St Petrocs Bistro and Steins Café, Padstow – https://www.rickstein.com/book/. Steins at home is also available for delivery, find out more on their website.
Steins The Cornish Arms, St Merryn – https://www.rickstein.com/book/
Embers Pizza, Padstow – www.emberspizza.co.uk or email – Hello@emberspizza.co.uk
Prawn on the Lawn/Farm, Trerethan Farm, Padstow – https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/
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Takeaways and Cafes
Embers Pizza, Padstow – Call on 01841533600. https://www.facebook.com/EmbersPizzaPadstow
The Mussel Box, Padstow – Call to book on 01841 532846. https://www.facebook.com/Musselbox
Ben’s Crib Box Café, the quay car park Padstow – Pre-order on 07851604350 https://www.facebook.com/BensCribBoxCafe
Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow – http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk/home-1.html
Chip Ahoy, Padstow – Fish and Chip shop, open for takeaways most days.
Barnecutts Bakery, St Merryn – https://www.facebook.com/MalcolmBarnecutts/
The Chough Bakery, Padstow – https://www.facebook.com/thechoughbakery 01841 533361
Porthcothan Bay stores – https://www.facebook.com/Porthcothan-Bay-Stores-993492170688058 01841 52095
Coastal Coffee, Treyarnon and Constantine –https://www.facebook.com/Coastal-Coffee-Constantine-Bay-204926253327572
MELT Treyarnon – https://www.facebook.com/TREYARNONMELT
Padstow Kitchen Garden – Fresh local veg available from Geach’s Farm on the Padstow road. 07974 697191 https://www.facebook.com/PadstowkGarden
Constantine Bay Stores – firstname.lastname@example.org 01841 520573 https://www.facebook.com/Constantine-Bay-Stores-232802640393850
The Shop, Trevone farm – https://www.facebook.com/The-Shop-Trevone-Farm-159892977495682/
Pentruse Farm Shop – An honesty box system and card payments available. A good range of local produce and essentials. On the road between Rumford Cross road and the Padstow road. https://www.facebook.com/Pentruse-Farm-Shop-109971197274081/
Spar Padstow – . https://www.facebook.com/Spar-Padstow-1473413096220051
Premier, St Merryn – Open daily. 01841 520562 https://www.facebook.com/PremierStMerryn
The Newsagents St Merryn
Health and Beauty
Wave Therapy Massage and Beauty – Treatments offered from her treatment room in St Merryn https://www.facebook.com/Wavetherapy
Jessica Wickens Mobile Beauty Therapist – 07926951160
Old Custom House Hair and Beauty Salon, Padstow – https://www.facebook.com/TheOldCustomHouseHairBeautySalon
Trevose Golf Club Massage and Beauty Salon – https://trevose-gc.co.uk/beauty-salon/