Padstow Rock Ferry
The Padstow Rock ferry (a Seakeeper 715) and named "Black Tor", runs between Padstow and Rock, operating continuously throughout the day at 20 minute intervals. The ferry will depart from one of two points in Padstow depending on the tides. N.B. On big spring tides you may be disembarked at Daymer Bay over the extreme low water period download factsheet.
Important Notice: No Ferry Service between 13.30 and 14.00 during Winter Service.
|FERRY SCHEDULE||FROM PADSTOW||FROM ROCK|
|FIRST FERRY||8.00 a.m.|
|LAST FERRY||1ST Nov - 31 March||4.50 p.m.||4.30 p.m.|
|1 April - 31 May||5.50 p.m.||5.30 p.m.|
|1 June - mid July||6.50 p.m.||6.30 p.m.|
|mid July - 31 Aug||7.50 p.m.||7.30 p.m.|
|1 Sep - mid Sep||6.50 p.m.||6.30 p.m.|
|mid sep - 31 Oct||5.50 p.m.||5.30 p.m.|
SUNDAY FERRY SERVICE - NB no Sunday Ferry Service from Monday 12th November 2012 until the service resumes on 17th February 2013.
|Dogs (charged at ferryman's discretion)||£1.00 return|
WHY THE NAME "BLACK TOR"?
A note from Mike Arnott:
"Tor means a high rock or hill. Until the late nineteenth century there was a high elvan outcrop rock at the present ferry north landing site and this had been known as Black Rock for centuries; then it was quarried away. When the ferry became known as the Black Tor Ferry I do not know. I cannot remember it being called that forty years ago when it was commonly referred to on our side of the estuary as the Padstow ferry. I suspect Black Tor Ferry was the name given to the first of the landing craft style of boats now in use because it was felt that something that would suit both sides of the river would be a good idea."