Covid Local Info – Updated Regularly
We will try to keep this updated as we hear. Latest update is 30th June pm.
Constantine Bay Surf Store – Open for surf hire and shopping. Only 2 people allowed in at a time. https://www.facebook.com/constantinesurf
The Pit St Merryn – Open for surf hire and shopping https://www.thepitsurfshop.co.uk/covid-19 social distancing rules apply
Porthcothan Bay Stores – Currently closed for surf hire.
Lifeguard Cover and Beach Safety
We expect all the main 7 Bays beaches to have lifeguard cover by 4th July.
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.
Paul Ainsworth – Rojanos Padstow will be open from 5pm Saturday 4th July. No 6 will be open from 6pm Friday 10th July. https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/paulainsw6rth Reservations open on Monday 22nd June call 01841 532093
The Mariners, in Rock, also run by Paul Ainsworth, is open from 6th July – catch the ferry or water taxi. The Padstow Ferry should be running from 6th July but ring 07773 081574, but sadly the Water taxi is currently not expecting to start for a few weeks – keep an eye on rock-watertaxi.co.uk
Steins The Seafood Restaurant, St Petrocs Bistro and Steins Café Padstow – open for bookings from 4th July book a table online at https://www.rickstein.com/book/
Steins The Cornish Arms, St Merryn – open for bookings from 4th July book a table online at https://www.rickstein.com/book/
Embers Pizza Padstow – Open for bookings from 4th July. Use the online booking system and view the menu on the website – www.emberspizza.co.uk or email for groups over 6 people – Hello@emberspizza.co.uk
Prawn on the Lawn – Open at a new site from 22nd July at Trerethan Farm just 1 mile out of Padstow to allow for social distancing. The restaurant is still open as a fishmongers from July 7th. https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/
Most pubs in the area are planning to reopen on 4th July with social distancing measures in place including table service only and ordering via an App. See individual facebook pages 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/theshipwrights
Takeaways and Cafes
Nins Cafe and Tea Garden St Merryn – open from 4th July for a delicious breakfast or lunch. Takeaway available too. 01841 520691
Trevisker’s Kitchen and Dining, on the Padstow road – open as takeaway and food shop. Call ahead to order takeaway 01841 541361 https://www.facebook.com/TreviskersKitchen
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 Basement, Padstow – Open for takeaway breakfasts, lunch and hot drinks. Thursday – Saturday, 9am – 3pm. No pre-order needed, serving from the glass “pod”. Soon to be renamed the mussel box. https://www.facebook.com/basementpadstow
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 open Weds – Sat 8am-12.30pm. Pre-order required call 07851604350 https://www.facebook.com/BensCribBoxCafe
Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow – Open for takeaway food and drink every day except Fridays 10am – 4.30pm 01841 532934 http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk/home-1.html
Chip Ahoy Padstow – Fish and Chip shop, open for takeaways most days call to find out times 01841 534753
Steins Fish and Chips – Food and drinks to takeaway (including curries and burgers) Mon 12-8pm, Thur-Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-4pm. 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
Trevone Beach stores and café – open for takeaway on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sourdough base Pizzas, Beer Battered Fish & Chips and Burgers! Call 01841520275 to pre order and book a collection slot. Also open every day between 9am-3pm serving takeaway breakfasts, baps, light lunches and coffee https://www.facebook.com/trevonebeachstoresandcafe
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. https://www.facebook.com/TREYARNONMELT
Dagostinos – Ice cream and hot drinks from the vintage ice cream van in the National Trust car park at Trevose head. https://www.facebook.com/Dagostino-at-Boobys-Bay-211001412999046/
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 from July 7th. https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/
Constantine Bay Stores – Operating a 4 trolley policy. No Trolley no entry. email@example.com 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 10am – 4 pm everyday. Delivery service available. 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/
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. https://www.facebook.com/Spar-Padstow-1473413096220051
Premier, St Merryn – Open 7:30 am to 7pm daily and deliveries available call 01841 520562 https://www.facebook.com/PremierStMerryn
Supermarket deliveries – All usual supermarket deliveries are still running with enhanced safety measures, although slots go quickly so you will want to plan ahead.