Opening Hours & Location
Open all year round with reduced hours out of season. Currently open 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Please park at Readymoney Carpark or along The Esplanade and then walk down the hill to the beach. There is no parking at the beach itself and no vehicle access to St Catherine's Castle.
The route to the beach is a flat road, very suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Dogs are permitted on the beach other than between 10am and 6pm during July & August
We also have a beach wheelchair available to hire for free from approx March to October.*
*Not available during Covid-19
Food and Drink
Freshly brewed coffee from a bespoke blend of beans hand roasted for us down the coast in Mevagissey, wide range of teas, hot chocolate, cold drinks, fruit juice, homemade cakes, Cornish ice-cream (including vegan options), fruit ice lollies, Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, vegan rolls, crisps, gluten free cereal bars, loose nuts by the scoops, packs of olives, various types of chocolate, packs of fudge, snack salami, boxed Cornish biscuits...
Gifts & Beach Goods
Childrens' shortie wetsuits and beach shoes, body boards to hire, beach balls, buckets, spades, beach toys, snorkels, picnic blankets, Turkish hammam towels, and a range of cards and gift items including candles, cards, art prints, jewellery, and enamel mugs, much of which is also available to buy from our online shop. We also hire out deckchairs to save you having to lug your folding chair from the carpark*!
*Not available during Covid-19
With a location right on the beach we are passionate about ensuring our commitment to sustainability, in particular the fight against single-use plastic. Our recycled plastic cups are free to use as standard, we do have takeaway cups available but charge 25p per cup to discourage unnecessary use. We also customers a 20p discount if they bring their own cup for hot drinks*
We are signed up to the Refill scheme and have a refill point at the front of the shop. We are always on the lookout for more sustainable alternatives to the products we sell or supply.
*Discount not applicable during Covid-19 crisis
We operate the public toilets at Readymoney having taken them over from Cornwall Council in 2017. The disabled toilet is open 24/7 for all to use and the two unisex cubicles are open between 1st April and 30th September during shop opening hours only. The toilets are cleaned and regularly checked by our staff*. There is a babychanging unit in the disabled cubicle but would ask customers to please remove any soiled nappies from the cubicle after use. During winter months only the disabled toilet is open. We do not currently charge anyone to use the toilets, whether customers or otherwise but welcome donations to cover the considerable running costs, there is a box on the door outside. If you have any issues about the condition of the toilets, please do pop into the shop and let us know or contact us by email.
*Additional sanitisation and cleaning is being carried out throughout the day during the Covid-19 crisis.
We organise and co-host a number of events throughout the year including Punch & Judy shows, beach cleans, children's book readings, treasure hunts, charity dog shows and the New Year's Day Charity Swim. We have even hosted a 'wedding day breakfast' of coffee and freshly baked croissants for a local bride.