It’s a five minute walk down to the harbour (a little longer on the way back as you
are going uphill).
The picturesque fishermen’s cottages and winding narrow passageways are free from
When you reach the harbour there are cafes and a pub, restaurants, galleries and
some wonderful shops.
You can walk on the beach or swim at low tide, go crabbing in the rock pools or just
watch the boats come and go.
There is a wonderful fish market with the freshest of fish and shellfish, perfect
for a barbecue back at Oyster Bay.
There’s a small supermarket a few minutes walk from the house that has most things
for a quick shop.
Further afield there are farm shops in St Endellion and St Kew Highway, selling fresh
Cornish produce, mostly organic. There are several large supermarkets at Wadebridge.
From Oyster Bay it’s a short drive to Rock for water sports and sailing, Polzeath
for surfing and body boarding. Both Rock and Polzeath have some great restaurants
and shops. Closer to home and a short walk is Port Gavern, where you can swim or
launch a boat and across the bay is Trebarwith Strand which at low tide is a wonderful
wide expanse of sandy beach.
There is a file in the drawing room, full of useful information on places to go,
things to see and details of great days out.