The Black Tor ferry isn’t just a way to get from Rock to neighbouring Padstow – it’s the oldest foot ferry in the country. The ferry transports passengers from Rock across the beautiful Camel estuary to nearby Padstow, and it’s a unique way to enjoy the scenery and experience the foodie haven that’s Padstow.
This fishing village has made a name for itself with its local seafood and restaurants thanks to local celebrity Rick Stein, so we’d recommend booking a table for lunch or dinner while you’re there. If you don’t fancy sitting indoors for something formal try Stein’s Fish and Chips which serves up local fish that you can take out and enjoy with a view of the sea. There’s a touch of celebrity flair to the menu so expect fish and chips that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Anyway, back to the Black Tor - the ferry’s been around for so long that it’s something of an attraction in its own right and it’s one of the best ways to experience the Camel estuary.
Ferries run regularly throughout the year, and dogs are welcome on board too. They’re welcome aboard for just £1 return, and if you use the ferry as a cheeky shortcut during a day out on the bikes you can take them on for £3.
Address: The Harbour Office, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AQ
Phone: 01841 533346