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Oyster Love on a Cornish Beach

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 32 reviews.Rock, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Katy

90 mins
British
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

How often do you get to taste oysters at SOURCE? This invigorating excursion will see us rock up in Rock where we'll dine on oysters Alfresco in clear view of the beautiful oyster farm they come from & the rest of this stunning estuary with plenty of space to keeo us safe!

You'll be spoilt with copious amounts of pristine Porthilly Oysters, knowledge of oyster culture & Cornwall & get an introductory hands-on shucking lesson.

Situated opposite the famous Harbour of Padstow & surrounded by golden Cornish Beaches it's hard to find a more spectacular setting to enjoy these gorgeous oysters direct from local farmers..

There'll be plenty of shucking and oyster eating and depending on weather we'll fire up & BBQ a few. The set up is pop-up style, to give you an authentic oyster experience on the edge of the Camel Estuary.

Come shuck & sip from the pearly cups next to the briney blue with Katy, The Oyster Lady. I'll answer any questions you have & give you an insight in to the oyster world that will be hard to match. As a Superhost on Airbnb with my home in Newquay, I pride myself on my ability to welcome, entertain, feed & host my fellow travellers. See you at the beach.
How often do you get to taste oysters at SOURCE? This invigorating excursion will see us rock up in Rock where we'll dine on oysters Alfresco in clear view of the beautiful oyster farm they come from & the rest of this stunning estuary with plenty of space to keeo us safe!

You'll be spoilt with copious amounts of pristine Porthilly Oysters, knowledge of oyster culture & Cornwall & get an introductory hands-on shucking lesson…

Katy's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Oysters and Accoutrements
  • Equipment
    Oyster Shuckers
From £65
/ person
Mon, 10 Aug
12:00 - 13:30
£65 per person
£65 per person
Tue, 11 Aug
12:00 - 13:30
£65 per person
£65 per person
Wed, 12 Aug
12:00 - 13:30
£65 per person
£65 per person

Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 32 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A leading passionista in Oyster Love, I'm known Internationally as The Oyster Lady and have been lucky enough to appear on BBC's Saturday Kitchen, Channel 4s Sunday Brunch, the Radio 4 Food Programme, The Times, Daily Mail, The Observer Magazine, Sunseeker International Magazine and many more all because of a passion for this beautiful bivalve. I've spent years learning and pioneering in the world of oyster culture and want to share this with you in the stunning environs of Cornwall. I've championed this delicacy for decades and I'm convinced you'll love it too, if you don't already!
A leading passionista in Oyster Love, I'm known Internationally as The Oyster Lady and have been lucky enough to appear on BBC's Saturday Kitchen, Channel 4s Sunday Brunch, the Radio 4 Food Programme, The Times, Daily Mail, The Observer Magazine, Sunseeker International Magazine and many more all because of a passion for this beautiful bivalve. I've spent years learning and pioneering in the world of oyster culture and want to share this with you in the stunning environs of Cornwall. I've champi…
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Where you'll be

A Cornish Beach next to the award winning Porthilly Oyster Farm on the Camel Estuary in the famous village of Rock.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Charlotte
August 2020
This is a truly unforgettable experience on the coast of Cornwall. I was looking for an experience for my friends 30th birthday and I couldn’t have found a better present for her! This is a rare gem- a hands-on experience in a wonderful setting on the beach in Rock. Katy shares her extensive knowledge about all things Oysters with you while cooking and sampling the most wonderful of flavours! This is an experience we will never forget and it really made our holiday! We will be sharing everything we learnt with our friends and family. Katy, we will be back for the shellfish course!
This is a truly unforgettable experience on the coast of Cornwall. I was looking for an experience for my friends 30th birthday and I couldn’t have found a better present for her!…
Sarah
July 2020
Having spent many weekends in Cornwall, we were looking for something different to try. We came with no huge expectations, as we didn’t have much knowledge or experience with oysters beforehand. Katy completely converted us into oyster lovers with her passion and knowledge for all things seafood. We loved all of her unique flavour combinations and it was all topped off by such a stunning location. We are excited to put our new skills to the test and can’t wait to bring some friends back again soon for round two. Highly recommend for a fantastic afternoon - even if the sun isn’t shining!
Having spent many weekends in Cornwall, we were looking for something different to try. We came with no huge expectations, as we didn’t have much knowledge or experience with oyste…
Duncan
July 2020
It was a great experience-- wonderful oysters on the beach where they are grown. Katy was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about oysters and was a great shucking teacher. She also had us try oysters in ways that we had never had before. All in all, it was a great experience!
It was a great experience-- wonderful oysters on the beach where they are grown. Katy was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about oysters and was a great shucking teacher. She…
Chereé
July 2020
Wonderful experience, truly unique and at a wonderful location. An informative and experimental way of eating oyster that will change the way we each oysters in the future.
Sian
November 2019
Booked this for a birthday present and we had the most lovely day! Kate was set up in the most beautiful location - She was absolutely brilliant and the knowledge she has is incredible! Kate had some really Interesting ingredients and combinations that we lucky enough to try. Great experience would love to do it again...
Booked this for a birthday present and we had the most lovely day! Kate was set up in the most beautiful location - She was absolutely brilliant and the knowledge she has is incred…
Noreen
October 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and learnt a lot about both the fishing and shucking of oysters. The setting was perfect and Katy's knowledge and passion and some delicious oysters made for a really enjoyable afternoon.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This is an invigorating outdoors experience to make you feel close to the vitalising source of oysters & connect you with the hands on immediacy of opening your own. It's the UK, it may rain! :)

What to bring

Sunscreen

Water in your reusable bottle ;)