Padstow has 4 main carparks:
Harbour Car Park is the nearest to the harbour and is the run by the Padstow Harbour Commissioners.
Railway Car Park (at the bottom of Station Road PL28 8DA) and the Lawns Car Park (opposite the Old School on School Hill PL28 8EB are run by Padstow Town Council. (click here for more info). Both of these car parks are payable using Ringo: Railway Car Park is location code 2849 and Lawns Car Park is location code 2848 and the number to call is 01872 884466.
Link Road Car Park is run by Cornwall Council and is situated by the fire station (click here for more info). You can pay for your parking via Ringo, the location code is 8227 and you need to call 01872 672727.
Padstow Main Road Car Park is situated on the A389. postcode PL28 8EX. Open every day (weather permitting) 4th April – 31st October 2022. 10 minute walk to the harbour. It is a Pay & Display car park and accepts credit/debit cards, contactless, chip and pin and payment via phone and text as well as JustPark.
Up to 1 hour – £1.30
Up to 3 hours – £3.80
Up to 4 hours – £5.00
Up to 12 hours – £6.20
JustPark ID 804280
Gates open 8.0 am and close 10.0 pm.
No parking after 10.0 pm.
Padstow Main Road Car Park is a 10 minute walk to the harbour. Local bus services are available to and from Padstow Bus Terminus via 895, 10, 56 and Atlantic Coaster. For ticket information and timetables please see First Kernow and Go Cornwall.
Telephone – 07803 557023
Longer term overnight/multi-day and weekly parking is available at Trevethan Farm, the access to which is immediately after Tesco (PL28 8EL), the entrance is on the same side of the road, in Sarah’s Lane. Cars– from £3 per day/part day or £24.00 per week (8 days/part days). Contact Jessica Hagley on 07909 661395 or email email@example.com for more information. Motorhomes can be accommodated on request. Ideal if you are walking the coast path and wish to leave your car in Padstow.
Leaving your car on the streets is not recommended, the roads are very narrow and access is required at all times for local residents and businesses.
During the main season there is an additional car park:
Tregirls Car Park, perfect for visiting the beach. Follow the road out past the Farm Shop, through Crugmeer to Harbour Cove.
Coach Parking in Padstow:
Coach parking is available at the Railway Car Park near the harbour (PL28 8DA).
Spaces are for parking only, there are no designated set down / collection points. Coaches must pay the coach tariff (£8.00) and are subject to a maximum 4 hour stay. Click here for details.
Disabled Parking in Padstow:
There are disabled spaces in all the public car parks – these incur a charge.
There are 4 disabled parking spaces on Broad Street PL28 8BS (3 on the right hand side and 1 above the loading bay on the left). These are free but are limited to 3 hours. There are also spaces outside Boots in Market Street PL28 8AL, these bays are limited waiting bays and therefore a vehicle displaying a blue badge will be able to park for 3 hours.
Disabled badge holders may park on double yellow lines for a limited period (please click here for further information and check your badge literature for information and restrictions*). Please be aware that many of Padstow’s streets have an additional yellow stripe running over the curb which means that parking here is completely prohibited. The only places that don’t have the extra stripe are the North Quay, (PL28 8AF) and South Quay outside the Drang (PL28 8AJ).
*Whilst we are happy to advise on disabled parking we cannot be held responsible for anyone receiving a parking notice as a result of illegal parking.
There is a big car park right beside the beach. Payment can be made by cash and by using the JustPark app.
Tristram Car Park. Open all year. This car park has access to the beach. Prices start at £1.50 for up to 1 hour up to a maximum of £6 per day (over 4 hours)
Polzeath Beach. Cornwall Council car park click here for details.
New Polzeath. Cornwall Council car park, click here for details.
New Road, Port Isaac PL29 3SB. Cornwall Council car park, click here for details.
The Quarry car park in Rock is run by Padstow Harbour Commissioners. The post code for this car park is PL27 6FD. When this car park is full there is an overflow car park (high season only) 1/4 mile up Rock Road opposite the Institute/Gallery. Closes at 8pm.
You can pay for your parking via Ringo, the location code is 15661 and the number to call is 0203 0460010.
There are two car parks at Trevone. One is next to Trevone Beach Stores and the other is directly opposite the beach.
Wadebridge has the following car parks:
Wadebridge Town Council operated Jubilee car park and Library Car Park (click here for more details).
Cornwall Council operated Piggy Lane and Goldsworthy Way
Padstow Harbour Commissioners operate a few spaces on the quay beside Eddystone Road.
N.B. There is no coach parking available in Wadebridge
Other Cornwall County Council Car Parks
N.B. You can purchase countywide rover tickets for Cornwall Council Car Parks. Click here for details. Please note not all car parks in Cornwall are County Council owned. The link above gives a list of valid car parks.
Click here for details of all the Cornwall County Council Car parks in this area including Port Isaac, Polzeath, Constantine, Wadebridge and Porthcothan.
National Trust Car Parks
There are National Trust Car Parks at Port Quin, Lundy Bay, Pentireglaze, Trevose Head, Park Head and Bedruthan Steps. These incur a fee but are free to members.
Electric car charging points
Padstow Garage, Trecerus Industrial Estate, Padstow, PL28 8RW
Tesco, Sarah’s Lane, Padstow PL28 8EL
Tesco, West Hill, Wadebridge PL27 7HW
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS
If you see a dog in distress in a hot car please call 999 immediately.
Please look out for the 5 signs of heatstroke: heavy panting, excessive drooling, lethargy, drowsiness or lack of coordination, vomiting, collapse. Please visit the following RSPCA link on what to do:
North Quay, Railway Toilet and Cory facilities are open daily from 10am, these include a family room. Disabled toilets are available at North Quay and Railway facilities. Please note toilets are closed on Christmas Day.
There are 4 public conveniences in Padstow:
3 of which are maintained by Padstow Town Council. These conveniences are free of charge.
1 maintained by Cornwall Council which requires 20p to enter.
Below is a map of the locations and what is available at each facility.
There are public toilets in Trevone which are maintained by Trevone Bay Stores (01841 520275)
These toilets require 20p to enter with ladies, gents, disabled and baby changing facilities available.
During quieter months the facility may close some sections, but are hoping to keep the disabled toilet available and maintained for everyone to use.