Padstow lifeboat station (Cornwall)
Padstow has had lifeboats since the early 1800s, and currently operates an offshore lifeboat.
Station open daily, alhtough no shop.
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In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.
- Trevose Head lighthouse’s light is situated on the north-west extremity of the head, with gigantic cliffs of grey granite rising sheer from the sea to a height of 150 feet or more. The headland is managed by the National Trust and offers large car parks and some nice walks with spectacular coastal scenery.
- Booby’s Bay is a wide sandy beach with many rock pools and popular with more experienced surfers, although no beach available at high tide. Access to the beach is by climbing down from the coast path or walking along the beach at low tide. Park at Treyarnon Bay or Constantine Bay (limited) and walk the coast path to Booby’s Bay. Lifeguards in summer
- The wide sandy beach at Constantine Bay is defined by the low headlands and rocky islands that head out to sea and is backed by large dunes which have been planted with marram grass to help stabilize them. At low tide you have plenty of rockpools to explore. One of the most popular surfing beaches on this stretch of North Cornwall coast. Car park, toilets, cafe and lifeguards in summer.
- Harlyn Bay beach is a good all-round family beach, great sand, safe paddling beach, surfing, rock pools to explore and coastal walks. Harlyn is near Padstow, to the east of Trevose Head which means it is more protected than those exposed directly to the Atlantic rollers, with another good beach option with a similar aspect being its neighbour Trevone Bay. The beach ar Harlyn can get busy in part due to it being what you expect from a Cornish beach. Facilities at the beach include parking, shop, toilets, lifeguards in summer and a pub nearby.
- Constantine Bay surf school believe in Fun in the surf. The first part of the lesson is based on the beach running you through everything you need to have the confidence to safely have fun we then get in the sea to have a fun surf session. Located on the north shore of Cornwall just 3 miles from Padstow, 7 miles from Wadebridge and 11 miles from Newquay.
- Treyarnon Bay, sheltered sandy bay with rock pools situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Has a small (30ft) natural rock tidal swimming pool and some small sheltered spots between the rocks. The tidal pool is great safe place for learning to snorkel. Popular surfing and body boarding beach. Car park, toilets, shop, cafe and summer lifeguards. We have no dog information for Treyarnon Bay beach.
- You don’t get a prize for guessing why Newtrain Bay is also known locally as Rocky Beach. The beach located to the west of Trevone Bay is the perfect beach for shell collecting and rock pooling which should not be a surprise based on the local name. When the tide is high you have no beach but as the tide goes out you get large rock slabs interspersed with rock pools. Newtrain Bay is such a contrast to Trevone Bay and has some very interesting rock formations and well worth the short stroll from the sand of Trevone. If you walk a little further you will find a natural sea-water swimming pool hidden amongst the rock slabs. Facilities are shared with Trevone Bay: car park, toilets, beach cafe and shop.
- Trevone Bay is a large gentle shelving sandy beach protected by cliffs on either side, the bay also has a number of alcoves which can provide some natural protection from any wind. You need to be careful of the surf as it can be rough and we would suggest only entering into the water whilst the lifeguards are present or go and ask for advice from the beach surf shop as they understand this bay and always seem willing to help. To one side in front of the houses you have a grass area and on the other, the coast path takes you to the cliffs above the beach where you have an interesting blowhole eighty feet deep formed by a collapsed sea cave known locally as ‘Round Hole‘. When visiting Trevone Bay we would also strongly suggest popping by to Rocky beach next door as it is such a contrast to the sand of Trevone, with large rock slabs, rockpools and even a sea-water swimming pool. Facilities at the beach include plenty of car parking spaces, toilets, beach cafe and shop and lifeguards in the summer. You also have a small farm shop and pub about half way down the steep road to the beach.
- The Trevone Bay Cafe and Shop sits behind the beach by the car park. You will find a cafe, shop and can hire to you wet suits, surf boards, kayaks and bodyboards. The bay can be a little rough and the shop is always on hand to offer advice on the conditions.
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