Covid Local Info – Updated Regularly
We will try to keep this updated as we hear. Latest update is 8/4/21.
Surf Hire and Lessons
The Pit St Merryn – Click and collect surf hire available. www.thepitsurfshop.co.uk
Porthcothan Bay Stores – Open for surf hire from 2nd April 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Porthcothan-Bay-Stores-993492170688058 https://www.porthcothanbaystores.co.uk/
Harlyn Surf School – Open for surf hire and lessons from 12th April 2021. Right on the beach. https://www.harlynsurfschool.co.uk/surf-hire/
Waves Surf School – Open for surf lessons from 12th April 2021. 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 – Outdoor spring dining from 12th April 2021 and indoor dining from 17th May 2021, book online at https://www.thepighotel.com/at-harlyn-bay/
Rafferty’s Cafe and Wine Bar, St Merryn – Takeaway available from April 14th 2021 and restaurant dining from 17th May 2021. 01841 521561 https://www.facebook.com/raffertyscafewinebar https://www.raffertyscafewinebar.co.uk/
The Mariners, in Rock, also run by Paul Ainsworth, Open on the terrace from 12th April 2021 and full opening from 17th May 2021 https://www.facebook.com/themarinersrock https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/ 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 available for delivery https://shop.rickstein.com/collections/steins-at-home-food-boxes open for bookings, Restaurants open for bookings from 17th May 2021, book a table online at https://www.rickstein.com/book/
Steins The Cornish Arms, St Merryn – open for outdoor dining from 15th April 2021 – Thursday to Sunday, 12noon – 9pm book a table online at https://www.rickstein.com/book/ Fully open from 17th May 2021.
Embers Pizza Padstow – Open for takeaway pizza from 5pm – 8pm. Open for restaurant bookings from 17th May 2021 www.emberspizza.co.uk or email – Hello@emberspizza.co.uk
Prawn on the Lawn/Farm– Trerethan Farm, Padstow. Open from from 21st April – 3rd October 2021. Taking bookings of up to 6 people until 21st June. After that the maximum table size will be 8. https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/
Trevisker’s Kitchen and Dining, on the Padstow road – Takeaway and outside dining from 12th April 2021. Open for normal restaurant service from 17th May 2021. https://www.facebook.com/TreviskersKitchen https://treviskers.com/
Most pubs in the area are open for outdoor drinking and dining with social distancing measures in place from 12th April 2021. See individual facebook pages and websites for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/farmersarmsstmerryn/ https://www.oldcustomhousepadstow.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/theshipwrights https://www.facebook.com/The-Golden-Lion-608178992611314 https://www.facebook.com/harbourinnpadstow https://www.facebook.com/ThePickwickInn https://www.facebook.com/tredreapub/
Takeaways and Cafes
Embers Pizza, Padstow – Open for takeaway pizza and other treats Fri – Mon and Weds 4:30 – 8pm. Call ahead to book a slot on 01841533600 https://www.facebook.com/EmbersPizzaPadstow
The Mussel Box, Padstow – Open for takeaway and outdoor dining available in the outside glass pod from 12th April 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Musselbox
Ben’s Crib Box Café, the quay car park Padstow – Open for Takeaway Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8am til 2pm. Baps, toasties and burritos as well as ice creams, hot drinks and smoothies. Pre-order required call 07851604350 https://www.facebook.com/BensCribBoxCafe
Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow – Open for takeaway and eat in from 17th May 2021. 01841 532934 http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk/home-1.html
Chip Ahoy Padstow – Fish and Chip shop, open for takeaways most days.
Steins Fish and Chips – Food and drinks to takeaway (including curries and burgers) These can be pre ordered and paid for on an App, there is a link to this on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/steinsfishandchips or at rickstein.com
Barnecutts Bakery St Merryn – Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 3pm. Social distancing rules apply. https://www.facebook.com/MalcolmBarnecutts/
The Chough Bakery, Padstow – Open daily 8am – 5pm and offering delivery of cream teas and pasties. https://www.facebook.com/thechoughbakery 01841 533361
Porthcothan Bay stores – Serving ice creams, hot drinks, sandwiches and pasties from the hatch. Sometimes offering takeaway food from ‘Stan’s Pantry’. 01841 520950 https://www.facebook.com/Porthcothan-Bay-Stores-993492170688058
Coastal Coffee, Treyarnon and Constantine – Fresh coffee, drinks and snacks available from the wagon at the entrance to Constantine Bay and hot food and fresh coffee available from the van in Treyarnon car park. https://www.facebook.com/Coastal-Coffee-Constantine-Bay-204926253327572
MELT Treyarnon – Ice creams hot food and drinks available on the cliff at Treyarnon overlooking the beach and also at the National Trust car park at Trevose head. https://www.facebook.com/TREYARNONMELT
Shopping – Please wear a mask.
Padstow Kitchen Garden – Fresh local veg available from Geach’s Farm on the Padstow road. Alternatively, they are delivering veg boxes locally. 07974 697191 https://www.facebook.com/PadstowkGarden
Fresh fish & lobster – Local fishermen have been selling their catches (mainly crab/lobster) outside Trevisker Garden Centre and/or at Padstow Farmshop. No set days or products as all dependent on what / how much / when they catch the produce. Keep an eye on both Facebook pages for updates. https://www.facebook.com/padstowfarmshop/ https://www.facebook.com/TreviskersKitchen
Prawn on the Lawn Padstow – open as a fishmongers from Duke Street Padstow. https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/
Constantine Bay Stores – firstname.lastname@example.org 01841 520573 https://www.facebook.com/Constantine-Bay-Stores-232802640393850 Opening hours – Monday to Saturday 8am – 4pm Sunday 8am – 12pm Social distancing applies.
Padstow Farm Shop – Shop and Deli open with social distancing measures in place Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4 pm everyday. http://www.padstowfarmshop.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/padstowfarmshop/ 01841 533060
The Shop, Trevone farm – Open daily for local produce and supplies 9am – 4pm. 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. Open until 7:30 every day. https://www.facebook.com/Pentruse-Farm-Shop-109971197274081/
Tesco Padstow – Normal opening hours apply 7am – 9pm, 10am – 4pm Sunday. A one way system is in place and queueing outside may be necessary. Only 1 person per family allowed at a time!
Spar Padstow – Open 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am – 4pm Saturdays and 8am – 12pm Sundays. https://www.facebook.com/Spar-Padstow-1473413096220051
Premier, St Merryn – Open 7:30 am to 7pm daily 01841 520562 https://www.facebook.com/PremierStMerryn
The Newsagents St Merryn – A great place to buy newspapers and other essentials including milk, stamps, medicines, stationary and even meat. A real treasure trove.
Supermarket deliveries – All usual supermarket deliveries are running with enhanced safety measures, although slots go quickly so you will want to plan ahead.
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 – open for treatments from 12th April 2021 https://trevose-gc.co.uk/beauty-salon/