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Local Info – Updated Regularly

Surf Hire and Lessons

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

The Pit St Merryn – no longer have a shop in St Merryn, but surf equipment is available to hire online.

Seven Bays Surf in St Merryn. Open every day 10am to 5pm – 01841 531634.

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 09-24 April
Daily 30 April-25 September
Weekends Only 01-16 October
October Half Term 22-30 October
Patrol times 10am-6pm

Trevone, Porthcothan and Booby’s:

Daily 14 May – 25 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm


Daily 30 April–25 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.

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


The Farmer’s Arms, St Merryn –

Stein’s The Cornish Arms, St Merryn –

The Old Custom House – Padstow –

The Shipwrights’ – Padstow –

The Golden Lion – Padstow –

The Harbour Inn – Padstow –

The Pickwick Inn – Little Petherick –

The Halfway House – St Jidgey – on the A39 –

Takeaways and Cafes

Embers Pizza, Padstow – Tel: 01841 533600.

The Mussel Box, Padstow – Tel: 01841 532846.

Ben’s Crib Box Café, the quay car park Padstow – Pre-order on 07851 604350

Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow –

Chip Ahoy, Padstow – Fish and Chip shop, open for takeaways most days. Tel: 01841 534753

Steins Fish and Chips, Padstow – or at

Barnecutt’s Bakery, St MerrynTel: 01841 521407

The Chough Bakery, Padstow Tel: 01841 533361 –

Porthcothan Bay stores – Tel: 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. Tel: 07974 697191

Constantine Bay Stores –  Tel: 01841 520573

Padstow Farm Shop –  Tel: 01841 533060

The Shop, Trevone farm – Order at

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 – Tel: 0345 677 9529

Spar Padstow –  Tel: 01841 533400

Premier, St Merryn – Open daily. Tel: 01841 520562

Health and Beauty

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

Jessica Wickens Mobile Beauty Therapist – Tel: 07926951160

Old Custom House Hair and Beauty Salon, Padstow-

Trevose Golf Club Massage and Beauty Salon –

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