Things to Do

This stretch of the North Cornwall Coastline has some of the best views in Cornwall, runs through all 7 of the famed ‘Seven Bays’, and also runs round the scenic Camel Estuary to Padstow. All sections of this path are highly recommended for walks, picnics and photography.

Beaches

  • Enjoy the 7 Bays of Cornwall – Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Constantine, Booby’s, Mother Iveys, Harlyn, Trevone
  • Coastal Walks along beaches and through cliff top fields
  • Visit the Trevose Head peninsula, with its lighthouse, lifeboat station
  • Visit the blow hole at Trevone Bay
  • Beautiful clifftop walks

Historic Landmarks

  • Walk the Historic countryside with old ruins on clifftops
  • St Merryn Church. Turn right at the crossroads, walk 500 metres. Situated opposite The Cornish Arms.
  • Well of St Constantine, the chapel here housed the ancient font now in St Merryn Church. Access by public right of way onto hole 3 of Trevose Golf Course. Behind Constantine Bay & Booby’s Bay. To find Trevose Golf Club turn left at the crossroads then first right, head for Constantine Bay and turn right at the triangle just before Constantine Bay Stores.
  • St Enodoc Chapel, burial place of Sir John Betjemen. Take the ferry from Padstow to Rock, walk left through the dunes.
  • Trevose Head Lighthouse.
  • Trevose Lifeboat Station, guided tours available.

Activities

  • Cycling hire and ride the Camel Trail
  • Gift/Clothes shopping
  • Horse riding
  • Trevose Golf Course – a wonderful Links course with spectacular views from the clubhouse.
  • Surf & Swim at the golden sanded, local lifeguarded beaches
  • Coarse fishing trips at The Alps coarse fishing lake, 1/2 mile past St Merryn church
  • Mackerel boat trips from Padstow harbour
  • Boat sea angling from Padstow
  • Beach and rock fishing
  • Eat, drink and shop round picturesque Padstow Harbour
  • Visit historic Prideaux Place, Padstow
  • The Lobster Hatchery, Padstow
  • Cinema, Padstow

Dining Out

  • The Farmers Arms
  • The Cornish Arms
  • Seven Bays Bistro
  • Waves Bistro
  • Rosel & Co
  • Rick Stein’s ‘The Cornish Arms’ in St Merryn
  • Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant, Padstow
  • Rick Stein’s bistro, café, Padstow
  • Rick Stein’s fish’n’chips, Padstow

Padstow

Padstow is one of the most well-known destinations in Cornwall, and can be enjoyed by day or night. Made even more famous when Rick Stein opened a number of seafood eateries, it’s a great place to wonder, eat out or buy a souvenier from your holiday.

If you are driving to Padstow by car, turn right at the crossroads and follow the road. There is no free parking in Padstow, park either at the top of the town before the fire station, or carry on past to the park and ride, or turn left past the fire station downhill to the dock area (this can be very busy at peak times).

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