Details for Padstow Harbour

Padstow Harbour

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Average rating 5.0 stars from 2 reviews

Address The Harbour Office
Padstow PL28 8AQ

Phone+44 (0)1841 532239

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Cautiously over a drying harbour.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 3
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2013-08-06)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Cards can be purchased from the HM.

Pricing info: 1 GBP and 5 GBP cards are available.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Diesel is available from the fuel berth at the north end of the southern outer harbour wall. Petrol is only available in cans (you need to supply your own) and the HM will fill them at a local filling station for a small fee.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Based on 60 / 40 split, and including VAT.



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out





Yes - Located in both the Red Brick Building on the ground floor and on the south side of the newly built Harbour Office - 24 hour access. You will need to enquire at the Harbour Office for the access code to the digital door entry systems.




Yes - Located in both the Red Brick Building on the ground floor and on the south side of the newly built Harbour Office - 24 hour access. You will need to enquire at the Harbour Office for the access code to the digital door entry systems. To operate the washing machine/tumble dryer, tokens can be purchased from the Harbour Office - washing machine £3.00 / token, tumble dryer £2.00 / token. A dosing system is fitted on both washing machines - detergents used are Persil and Comfort.


Yes - Available in town, 2 minute walk.




Yes - Some of the worlds finest seafood is found here.



Hotels or motels

Yes - Available in town.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Depending on where you are moored, WiFi may be available from one of the nearby bars.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Padstow Harbour
Padstow Inner Harbour, 2013-04-02
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

The entrance channel to Padstow is very well marked - we approached in dusk and it was easy to spot the channel markers, but careful study of the charts and tides beforehand is vital. Doom Bar can be challenging in the wrong conditions - pilot books and almanacs suggest the best time is HW-2.5h, but we crossed at HW and had no problems in a F6 from the South. By the way, the "Doom" in Doom Bar probably derives from "Dune" or "Sand" rather than the more ominous meaning we give it now! If you get over the bar, but are too late to get into the inner harbour, you can pick up a buoy near the RGR channel marker - we were recommended the lifeboat's mooring buoy, which is large and very near the channel marker but be careful as a lot of the moorings dry.

The harbour master was very friendly on arrival and met us as we moored up. We were moored directly against the South harbour wall for two days and it was quite windy, so the boat ended up covered in grit and dust from the quay. The facilities in the HM building (South Quay) were adequate and clean but they have shared changing areas for the showers which is not particularly popular with me or my crew.

The harbour is right in the centre of town and couldn't be more convenient, with bars and restaurants right on the quayside. The town itself is lovely, filled with shops selling local artist's work. The only thing missing is a chandlery. We visited on Good Friday at the end of March and were the only visiting yacht, but the town was fairly busy. We were told that in peak summer months there can be so many people that it's difficult to walk down the streets as they are so packed.

Padstow does have a certain unreal feeling about it, because of the profusion of trendy bars and restaurants squeezed into a small, perfectly formed seaside fishing town. Despite this, we loved it and would definitely return (though perhaps avoid peak summer months based on the reports of overcrowding).

Padstow Harbour, 2011-07-25
Captain: , PooleUK (1023)

Book and study your tides, there is little room for error.
It is imperative that you confirm with the harbour staff the beam of your vessel as the entance is rather snug.
Once inside and safetly secured you are in the heart of Padstowe, the world famous Rick Stien has a couple of eateries here, the facilities are good, groceries etc are only a short walk away. The shelter once inside is total. But do not get your tides wrong!

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