In the Area

Surfing & Swimming

Learn to surf with Harlyn Bay's Surf School, or swim in "Tinker Bunny's Bathing Pool" at Trevone Bay. This is one of the largest natural sea pools around the coast. Newtrain (the rocky beach) is great for youngsters of any age to go crabbing in the rock pools or collecting shells at low tide. The sandy beach is quite sheltered and has lifeguards in the summer. You can also hire sea kayaks from Trevone Beach stores, for the calmer days at sea.


Rick Stein has several places in Padstow. The Seafood Restaurant, The Bistro and the Middle St Café. Also in Padstow you will find Barnaby’s, Prawn on the Lawn and Rojanos - all come highly recommended. Our personal favourite is Paul Ainsworth's No6. Within a 3 mile drive (or 20 minute stroll across the coastline) you'll find the laid back The Lobster Shed at The PIG at Harlyn Bay. Michelin started chef Nathan Outlaw has two restaurants in Port Isaac. Super-cool Hidden Hut in Portscatho is a 40 minute drive (but well worth the hype). Last but not least - Bruno's. The traditional beach-side bar next to Trevone's sandy bay. It's relaxed, nostalgic and a pretty cool sound system too.

Day Trip

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are open every day, with slightly reduced opening times off-season, and are perfect day trips from Trevone. National Trust gems Tintagel and Boscastle (Rocket Store bistro!) are also quieter than they would be during the summer months. For those that share a love for period properties the main local attractions are Prideaux Place in Padstow – home to the Prideaux Brune family since the 1500s. There is also the house and gardens at Lanhydrock, Trerice and Pencarrow. At around an hour’s drive is the picturesque fishing village of St Ives, which is home to the Tate Gallery with the beautiful little Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden and museum.

Sunday Session

We might be bias, but The PIG at Harlyn Bay Sunday Roast is incredible, add in the scent of burning fires and fine wines, it's top of our list. But there are some other great local options too, like The Cornish Arms in St.Merryn and the more family friendly Farmers Arms. You could also catch the ferry over to Rock where you’ll find The Mariners - Paul Ainsworth’s pub - delicious food (especially their Cornish Tamworth’s & Sage Scotch Egg). St.Tudy Inn is also a great Gastropub that originally made it's name thanks to Emily Scott - who has now set up home at Watergate Bay.

Chin Chin

Find your way into the stylish and cosy Rubys bar, just a few minutes’ walk from Padstow Harbour. Bin Two and 17 Duke Street are both great spots with exciting wine lists, perfect for a pre-dinner or post-lunch drink if you’re dining at any of the great restaurants the harbour town has to offer. The Old Custom House is a firm family favourite, welcoming children of all ages. Add ??


Following the South West Coast Path directly from the front door you can head across to Harlyn following the footpath around to Boobys Bay and Constantine Bay to watch the surfers is highly recommended - it's a fairly easy and flat 40-minute stroll, with the added reward of a hot chocolate from Beach Box half way. You can also turn right out of Atlanta and follow the coast path into Padstow, where you will find lots of things to see, do and eat. For a change of scenery you can head to Cardinham Woods which is a must-visit during the autumn months and makes for some stunning photos as the leaves turn rusty and start to drop. There you will also find arguable some of the best homemade cakes in Cornwall at the Woods Café.