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Covid Local Info – Updated Regularly

We will try to keep this updated as we hear. Latest update is 21/10/20 pm.

Surf Hire and Lessons

Constantine Bay Surf Store –  Open for surf hire and shopping. Only 2 people allowed in at a time.

The Pit St Merryn – Open for surf hire and shopping social distancing rules apply. Please call ahead and ask if they have what you need to avoid disappointment.

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, Harlyn and Treyarnon Bays will be patrolled every day from 10 am to 6 pm until 1st November 2020.

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.


Rafferty’s Cafe and Wine Bar, St Merryn – To book call 01841 521561 or online

Paul Ainsworth –  Open for bookings for lunch and early evenings Call 01841 532093

The Mariners, in Rock, also run by Paul Ainsworth, 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  – open for bookings,  book a table online at

Steins The Cornish Arms, St Merryn – open for bookings, book a table online at

Embers Pizza Padstow – Use the online booking system and view the menu on the website – or email –

Burgers and Fish Padstow –  To Reserve a table online or send an email:

Prawn on the Lawn/Farm– Open at a new site at Trerethan Farm until 1st November, just 1 mile out of Padstow to allow for social distancing. .

Trevisker’s Kitchen and Dining, on the Padstow road – open as restaurant and takeaway.


Most pubs in the area are open with social distancing measures in place including table service only and ordering via an App. See individual facebook pages for more information.

Takeaways and Cafes

Nins Cafe and Tea Garden St Merryn – open for half term for a delicious breakfast or lunch if the weather is kind. Outdoor seating only. Takeaway available too. 01841 520691

Surfers Bakery and Cafe St Merryn  – open for cakes and coffees and take way pizzas

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

The Mussel Box, Padstow –  Open for bookings, seting available ion the outside glass pod.

Ben’s Crib Box Café, the quay car park Padstow – Takeaway menu of baps, toasties and burritos as well as ice creams, hot drinks and smoothies. Pre-order required call 07851604350

Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow – Open for takeaway or eat in every day. 01841 532934

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 or at

Barnecutts Bakery St Merryn – Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 3pm. Social distancing rules apply.

The Chough Bakery, Padstow – Open daily 8am – 5pm and offering delivery of cream teas and pasties. 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

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 . Open until 1st November 

MELT Treyarnon – Ice creams hot food and drinks available on the cliff at Treyarnon overlooking the beach. Open until 1st November.

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

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.

Prawn on the Lawn Padstow – open as a fishmongers from Duke Street Padstow from July 7th.

Constantine Bay Stores –  01841 520573 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 10am – 4 pm everyday.  01841 533060

The Shop, Trevone farm – Open daily for local produce and supplies 9am – 4pm.

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.

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 7am – 8pm every day 7:30 – 6pm Sundays.

Premier, St Merryn – Open 7:30 am to 7pm daily and deliveries available call 01841 520562

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

Jessica Wickens Mobile Beauty Therapist – 07926951160

Old Custom House Hair and Beauty Salon, Padstow –

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