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Black Tor Ferry

Leaves from the pier in Padstow or at low tide from Lower Beach; and from the beach at Rock 01841 532 239

We say

The easiest and most scenic way to cross the River Camel from Padstow to Rock (otherwise it's a winding 30 minutes by road) is onboard the Black Tor Ferry, which takes just 5–10 minutes. And when Padstow's tangle of cobbled streets are crammed with tourists, it can be a relief to cross the water and land on a wide, sandy stretch of beach. Bikes, buggies and dogs are welcome on the ferry, and once you're Rock-side there are plentiful beach and coast path walks to Daymer Bay, Polzeath and beyond.

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£3 return

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When?

Daily every 20 minutes. First ferry 8am (from Padstow). Last ferry Apr–July & mid Sep–Oct 5.30pm/5.50pm (Rock/Padstow), June–mid July & Sep 6.30pm/6.50pm, Nov–Mar 4.30pm/4.50pm. No Sunday ferry service mid winter. 

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