Padstow is a town and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall. Padstow is full of history, heritage and - most importantly - fun!
St Georges Cove is the closest beach to Padstow. The name ‘St George’ is taken from the ancient well/spring located behind the beach. Surrounding this beach are stunning cliffs which, in the summer months, are covered in wildflowers. During low tide the beach extends to the Harbour and Hawkers Cove and visitors can walk between the two destinations. Please keep an eye out on the tide times as you do not want to get caught out.
Accessibility to this beach is limited with steps and uneven surfaces – visitors with mobility issues may find this difficult. Dog restrictions to the beach may apply throughout the year. There are no lifeguards covering this beach and swimming here is strongly advised against as this particular destination has strong winds/tide. Unfortunately, there are no facilities at this beach and the closest shops are half a mile away. Parking can be found at Harbour Car Park.
This stunning sandy beach looks out over Camel Estuary and, at low tide, stretches over a mile and a half up to Hawkers Cove. On the westerly side of the beach there are plenty of rockpools bursting with life and waiting to be explored – the perfect place to escape to for a day of sand castles and picnics.
Accessibility to this beach is limited with uneven surfaces however, a path from the car park will take you to the front of the beach - please bear in mind that those with mobility issues may find this difficult. Dog restrictions do not apply here and dogs are very much welcome. There are no lifeguards covering this beach. Unfortunately, there are no facilities at this beach however we highly suggest visiting Lellizzick Farmhouse on the way to the beach to pick up their famous Cornish cream teas. Parking can be found at Harbour Cove Car Park.
Hawkers Cove is a small quiet beach located near Padstow. There is plenty to explore here for a fun filled family day out as this spot is perfect to escape the world, eat your way through scrumptious picnics and dip your toes in the sea. During low tide the beach extends to around 1.5 miles and joins up with Harbour Cove however, at high tide the beach disappears and the beach is cut off from Harbour Cove. Please keep an eye on the tide times as you do not want to get caught out.
As this is an isolated beach, accessibility to the beach is very limited with uneven surfaces and steep hills and those with mobility issues may find this difficult. Dog restrictions do not apply here and dogs are very much welcome. There are no lifeguards at this beach. Unfortunately, there are no facilities at this beach and the closest place is just under a mile away at Padstow. Parking can be found at Harbour Cove Car Park . The car park is a few minutes walk away from the cove.
Perran Sands is three miles of sandy heaven! Part of a Special Area of Conservation, Perran Sands joins together with Perranporth Beach, but this can only be seen at low tide. This stunning sandy beach can be enjoyed all year round and is full of culture and heritage. Surrounded by cliffs and hiking paths, visitors can explore the coastal path that runs through the ruins of St Pirans Oratory and, in the summer months,the trails are bursting with wildflowers and wildlife. The beach is well-maintained and has stunning views in all directions. During the summer, Perran Sands is a popular spot for surfing, bodyboarding and swimming. RNLI Lifeguards cover this area seasonally.
Trevone Bay has a stunning sandy beach which was awarded the Blue Flag Award in 2019. This is a popular spot for surfers both intermediate and beginner. At low tide this beach uncovers a ray of rockpools which are full of marine wildlife waiting to be explored and admired. Surrounding Trevone Bay are beautiful cliffs full of wildflowers and a coastal walking path which will take you around the Bay – views which are guaranteed to take your breath away.
Accessibility to this beach is easy and visitors with mobility issues may prefer this beach to others. A slip road from the car park will allow you to walk comfortably to the beach. Dog restrictions may apply here throughout the year. There are lifeguards who cover this area throughout the year however this is subject to change. Nearby facilities include a beach shop, café and toilets. Less than two miles away from the beach you’ll find some great places to eat including The Cornish Arms, Rick Stein’s Café and Harlyn Bay Restaurant. Parking can be found at both ends of the beach, with hourly and day parking tickets available. The parking spaces are subject to availability and we suggest arriving before peak hours.
Parking in Padstow has never been easier with car parks including short and long stays. The parking spaces are subject to availability so we suggest arriving before peak hours. Day tickets and hourly tickets can be purchased, and prices may vary. All car parks are a short walk away from Padstow town centre.