PLEASE NOTE:  Partial Closure at South Quay from 1 August 2020

Through joint working with Cornwall Council, Padstow Town Council and Padstow Harbour Commissioners a traffic calming measure will be introduced from the 1 August.  This is a partial closure affecting any traffic from Station Road wishing to drive around the quayside. It is in place to try to avoid unnecessary travel in this area.  It will remain in place for all of August, with its effectiveness reviewed should it need to remain in place for longer.  Please take heed of all road signage in place when visiting Padstow, this will help reduce congestion around the harbour and is in place for the safety of everyone especially pedestrians.

Leaflet COVID19 advice & Maps Padstow 2020


Padstow has 4 main carparks:

  • The nearest to the harbour is the Harbour Car Park run by the Harbour Commissioners.  For charges visit:
  • The Town Council runs the Railway Car Park (at the bottom of Station Road) and the Lawns Car Park (opposite the Old School on School Hill).  (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.
  • Cornwall County Council runs the Link Road Car Park 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.

A park and ride (UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED FOR 2020) operating at the entrance to Padstow just before Tesco on A389. £5 per car all day. Open Easter, May Day and Spring Bank Holiday to end of September. Car park open 10am – 10pm. First bus from 10.30am and last bus 6pm and runs every 15 minutes to take you into town.  Please call 07747 602716 for more information.

During the main season there are 2 additional carparks:

Long Stay Car Parking in Padstow

Long stay parking is available on Trevethan Farm, the entrance to which is about 75m after the entrance to the Tesco store in Sarah’s Lane.  The entrance to the farm is opposite Sarah’s Close. The post code is PL28 8EL.  Cars / Motor Homes – £3 per day/part day or £21.00 per week (8 days/part days).. Contact Jessica Hagley on 07867 499607or email for more information. 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.

Tregirls Car Park

Perfect for visiting the beach. Follow the road out past the Farm Shop, through Crugmeer to Harbour Cove. Seasonal.

Coach Parking in Padstow

Available at The Link Road Car Park:

  • Per hour – £1.50
  • 24 hours – £10.00

Also at The Railway Car Park:

1 March – 31 October:   £8.00 (for up to 4 hours)
1 November – 28/29 February:   £5.00 (for up to 4 hours)

Spaces are for parking only, there are no designated set down / collection points.  Coaches must pay the coach tariff and are subject to a maximum 4 hour stay.


The Quarry car park in Rock is run by Padstow Harbour Commissioners, for parking charges please visit:  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.


The two car parks beside the beach at Trevone are managed from Trevone Beach Stores.The cost is £4 per car per day.  During high season this is payable to the ticket booth at the entrance to the car park and during low season to the Beach Stores direct.


Wadebridge has the following car parks:

N.B. There is no coach parking available in Wadebridge


  • 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 here for details.

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.

Click here for a map showing all Cornwall County Council Car parks in Cornwall.

National Trust Car Parks

There are National Trust Car Parks on the coast path between Padstow and Newquay at Park Head and Bedruthan Steps. There are also carparks along the coast path between Pentire Head and Port Quin.


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: