Things to Do in the Local Area

The location of Treyarnon Bay Holidays is by far the best part of the experience. There’s so much to do in the local area.

Discover lots of places to eat, drink and enjoy during your visit. Here’s our advice about what’s nearby – as well as some Cornish landmarks a little further afield!

Eating Out

The village of St. Merryn is a 20 minute walk by road or a five minute drive. It has a few cafes and restaurants and includes two pubs, The Cornish Arms and The Farmers Arms. It is also home to Barnecutts Bakery, offering a range of delicious pasties and cakes.

We highly recommend The Ivy House, St. Merryn for food, open May until September, The Pickwick in St. Issey, The Pig at Harlyn or The Halfway Inn, Near Wadebridge. You will also find a range of great restaurants in Padstow – home to Rick Stein’s Fish and Chip shop, Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 and The Seafood Restaurant – and Newquay. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch we recommend Trevisker Garden Centre, near Padstow or Strong Adolfos near Wadebridge.

Coastal walks and countryside rambles

We’re incredibly lucky to have the South West Coast Path running around the entirety of our county, providing hundreds of miles of beautiful walks along the rugged Cornish coastline. You can head out on the coast path directly from Treyarnon Bay and take in the beauty of the scenery in either direction. Check out the South West Coast path website for more information.

We’d also recommend an app called iWalk Cornwall – packed full of walks all over the county.

Days out at the beach

We’re right next to Treyarnon Bay and Constantine Bay, two of the most stunning beaches in North Cornwall. They’re both just five minutes from our holiday park. There are also other beautiful beaches nearby – Porthcothan Bay, Harlyn Bay and Trevone Bay, to name a few.

Padstow and Rock

Padstow is a pretty fishing village surrounded by sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. It’s a real foodie destination thanks to Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and the reputation of his empire. It’s also the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail – hire bikes and go out for the day – and a good base for water sports.

Rock is a village on the opposite side of the estuary and you can get the Black Tor ferry across the river from Padstow to Rock.

Go Karting

St Eval Go Karting is a fun day out for the whole family! With Junior Karts racing at 35mph for ages 12 +, Cadet Karts for ages 7 to 11 years with a top speed of 20mph and Cub Karts for those aged 3 to 6 years racing around their own mini track, there’s fun for the kids and adults alike at this circuit.

Retallack Water Resort

Experience the Flowrider and lots of other outdoor fun at this aqua park and water resort at St Columb Major, near Wadebridge.

Lappa Valley

Families enjoy a miniature steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. The kids – especially those under 10 – will delight in the thrill of trains and boats, explore nature and let off steam in the large green outdoor play areas.

National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow

An award-winning visitor centre, you can get up close with rarely seen lobster babies, pregnant lobster mummies, giant lobsters and other weird and wonderful coastal creatures. Discover what’s going on at the forefront of marine conservation with a visit to this unique Padstow attraction.

And further afield

Landmark days out in Cornwall include must-see activities such as St Michael’s Mount at Marazion, the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre and Lands End. While these are a little further afield, they are often on the “don’t miss list” of many families and are well worth the visit.