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Local Info – Updated Regularly

We will try to keep this updated as we hear.

Surf Hire and Lessons

Constantine Bay Surf Store – Open daily for surf hire and shopping

The Pit St Merryn – Open daily for shopping and click and collect surf hire is available.

Porthcothan Bay Stores – Open for surf hire.

Harlyn Surf School – Open for surf hire and lessons. Right on the beach.

Waves Surf School – Open for surf lessons.

Trevone Bay Adventures – Open for surf, SUP and kayak hire, tours and lessons too.

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….

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 –

Rafferty’s Cafe and Wine Bar, St Merryn – Call 01841 531112

Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow – Call 01841 532093

Cafe Rojanos, Padstow –

The Mariners, Rock catch the ferry or water taxi. The Padstow Ferry should be running but ring 07773 081574.

Steins The Seafood Restaurant, St Petrocs Bistro and Steins Café, Padstow  – Steins at home is also available for delivery, find out more on their website.

Steins The Cornish Arms, St Merryn –

Embers Pizza, Padstow – or email –

Burgers and Fish Padstow – or email –

Prawn on the Lawn/Farm, Trerethan Farm, Padstow –

Trevisker’s Kitchen and Dining, on the Padstow road –


Takeaways and Cafes

Embers Pizza, Padstow – Call on 01841533600.

The Mussel Box, Padstow – Call to book on 01841 532846.

Ben’s Crib Box Café, the quay car park Padstow – Pre-order on 07851604350

Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow –

Chip Ahoy, Padstow – Fish and Chip shop, open for takeaways most days.

Steins Fish and Chips, Padstow – or at

Barnecutts Bakery, St Merryn –

The Chough Bakery, Padstow – 01841 533361

Porthcothan Bay stores – 01841 52095

Coastal Coffee, Treyarnon and Constantine – 

MELT Treyarnon –

Beach Box Cafe, Harlyn Bay –


Padstow Kitchen Garden – Fresh local veg available from Geach’s Farm on the Padstow road. 07974 697191

Constantine Bay Stores –  01841 520573

Padstow Farm Shop –  01841 533060

The Shop, Trevone farm –

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.

Tesco Padstow

Spar Padstow –

Premier, St Merryn – Open daily. 01841 520562

The Newsagents St Merryn

Health and Beauty

Wave Therapy Massage and Beauty – Treatments offered from her treatment room in St Merryn

Jessica Wickens Mobile Beauty Therapist – 07926951160

Old Custom House Hair and Beauty Salon, Padstow –

Trevose Golf Club Massage and Beauty Salon –

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