St Merryn in North Cornwall

St Merryn

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St Merryn in North Cornwall

Altarnun
Blisland
Bodmin
Booby's Bay
Boscastle
Bossiney
Bude
Camelford
Coads Green
Crackington Haven
Constantine Bay
Daymer Bay
Delabole
Egloskerry
Five Lanes
Harlyn Bay
Kilkhampton
Lanivet
Launceston
Lewannick
Marhamchurch
Nanstallon
North Hill
Padstow
Petherwin Gate
Polzeath
Port Isaac
Porthcothan Bay
Port Quin
Poughill
Poundstock
Rock
South Petherwin
St Breward
St Endellion
St Issey
St Juliot
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn
St Merryn/Shop
Stoke Climsland
Stratton
St Teath
St Tudy
Tintagel
Trebarwith Strand
Trebetherick
Tredizzick
Tregadillet
Treknow
Trevone
Treyarnon
Venterdon
Wadebridge
Warbstow Cross
Week St Mary
Whitstone
Widemouth Bay

 

Churches in North Cornwall

St Merryn is a village with slate-built cottages and inn focused around the low towered medieval church that is now dedicated to St Thomas the Martyr. Previously the church at St Merryn was dedicated to St Merin or Marina. The village itself is centred on the crossroads wherein you will find most businesses. From post office to pub to petrol station. Here you can get pretty much all your needs served whilst holidaying in this neck of the woods. The image below shows a view across Trevose head and the bay that is visible is Constantine. St Merryn lays inland from here.

Just a short distance away can be found the dramatic Trevose Head, with it's well kept lighthouse. St. Merryn is located four miles south of Padstow and is within one mile of Harlyn Bay.

A view of Harlyn Sands in north Cornwall        

This stretch of the north Cornwall coast offers the visitor a choice of seven bays for seven days. The bays are Trevone bay, Harlyn bay ( shown above), Mother Ivy's Bay, Booby's Bay, Constantine Bay, Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan bay. All these beaches have fine golden sand and plenty of rock pools and other places to explore. The coastline here is ideal for walkers and the views to be had are spectacular. Unfortunately parking in this area as become a bit of an issue, although St Merryn itself still offers free parking, most of the coastal parking places now charge for the privilege, which can be a bit expensive. Nowadays the main income in this locality is from tourism and farming, but in past times smuggling, tin mining and fishing were of more import. St Merryn Airfield, which is now pretty much derelict, lays inland approximately two miles from the village. The airfield opened in 1937 as a civilian airport but was reconstructed in 1940 to serve military purposes. The airfield closed in 1956 and is now disused other than local clubs whom use the space for parachuting and the like.

 Trevose Lighthouse

   

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