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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 dates and beach safety – 2024 dates

Constantine and Harlyn:

Easter School Holiday 29 March-14 April
Weekends only 20 – 28 April
Daily 4 May – 29 September
Weekends only 5 – 20 October
October half term 26 October – 3 November
Patrol times 10am-6pm

Trevone, Porthcothan and Booby’s:

Daily 18 May – 29 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm


Easter 29 March –14 April

Weekends only 20 – 28 April

Daily 4 May – 29 September

Patrol times 10am-6pm
  • Lesser known and possibly less crowded beaches


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)


A small rocky beach next to the main bay at Trevone, complete with natural swimming pool, known locally as Tinker Bunny’s pool, and plenty of smaller rock pools. Park at the main Trevone beach Car Park, and walk round to the left of the main beach. Do take care to purchase a valid ticket for the car parks at Trevone. See here for more information.


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.

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….

  • Restaurants

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 B3274 Padstow road

  • Pubs

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

Greens of 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 Merryn

Tel: 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

  • Shopping

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.

Treyarnon Bay Stores 

The little shop in the car park, a real Aladdin’s cave selling all your daily essentials from newspapers to ice creams. Tel: 1841 5206801 –

Tesco Padstow

Tel: 0345 677 9529

Spar Padstow

Tel: 01841 533400

Premier, St Merryn

Open daily. Tel: 01841 520562

  • Local Events

Regular events taking place in Trevone Village Hall to raise funds for a new hall. Quizzes, raffles and coffee mornings –

Live music during the summer at Treyarnon Bay YHA – see their Facebook page for more info –

  • Health and Beauty

Wave Therapy Massage and Beauty

The Travelling Spa Company –

Trevose Golf Club Massage and Beauty Salon

Kailani Hair in St Merryn

01841 520111 –

Rustique Hair Salon and Beauty Room, St Columb Major

01637 881372 –

  • Dog sitting services

Corrina’s dog sitting service – 07792 821840


Within approx 10 mile radius of Padstow – Amie Charlesworth – 07541 683281

Sandy Paws

Sarah Murt – – 07970 709564

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