Oyster Love on a Cornish Beach

Rock, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Katy

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

How often do you get to taste oysters at SOURCE? This invigorating excursion will see us rock up in Rock on Porthilly Beach 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 keep us safe!

You'll be spoilt with copious amounts of pristine Porthilly Oysters, that you will learn to shuck yourself with expert tuition, knowledge of oyster culture and history and taste some amazing flavours of raw and cooked oysters.

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, on the actual farm!

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.
Other things to note
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! :)
How often do you get to taste oysters at SOURCE? This invigorating excursion will see us rock up in Rock on Porthilly Beach 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 keep us safe!

You'll be spoilt with copious amounts of pristine Porthilly Oysters, that you will learn to shuck yourself with expert tuition, knowledge of oyste…

What's included

  • Food
    Oysters and Accoutrements
  • Equipment
    Oyster Shuckers

Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 77 Reviews
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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.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY :)
In Summer you can park at the local carpark at the top of the hill on Rock Road
Go down Porthilly Lane to Porthilly Beach, entrance is a gate on the right with a kayak trailer next to it. Go down the path and turn left at the beach and find me by the stream.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Gillian
July 2021
This was certainly one of the highlights of our trips. Katy’s extensive knowledge and warm nature made the whole experience a delight. The diversity in flavours of the recipes was amazing. Highly recommend, and as other reviewers have followed up - off to buy a knife.
This was certainly one of the highlights of our trips. Katy’s extensive knowledge and warm nature made the whole experience a delight. The diversity in flavours of the recipes was…
Karen
July 2021
Wow what an experience!! Thoroughly enjoyed the hour and a half. Katy’s passion for preparing and teaching you how to shuck was very informative and fun. Definitely recommend doing it…….off to buy the shuck knives!!!
Darren
July 2021
We’d looked at this experience before and always fancied it but never got round to it. This year we managed to get organised and booked our session with Katy. So pleased we did. This was a fantastic experience never to be forgotten. Weather was amazing and the location idyllic. Katy’s knowledge, skill, patience and relaxed style were a treat and we learned so much. We’re now three (reasonably) competent shuckers and have had our eyes opened to a few flavour combos, including cooked ones as well as going naked. Thanks Katy for one of the highlights of our holiday.
We’d looked at this experience before and always fancied it but never got round to it. This year we managed to get organised and booked our session with Katy. So pleased we did.…
Carol
July 2021
Fab experience with Katy - we were late to our experience due to underestimating the traffic coming out of Newquay but Katy kindly helped us to catch up with the others. The oysters were absolutely delicious! Katy showed us how to shuck as well as how versatile oysters can be and we had some really creative accompaniments with them cooked oysters on a BBQ. Perfect location with a great host, we would definitely recommend! We brought our little dog too, the bay is dog friendly. Tip - parking location at the top of the hill is a good 10 mins walked down to the beach, factor time time in.
Fab experience with Katy - we were late to our experience due to underestimating the traffic coming out of Newquay but Katy kindly helped us to catch up with the others. The oyste…
Kati
July 2021
A truly unique experience with a real oyster expert, minus any wanky foodie hype! Just incredible oysters, wonderful flavour combinations and a genuine educational experience in a fantastic location. A great way to grips with shucking and preparing oysters!
A truly unique experience with a real oyster expert, minus any wanky foodie hype! Just incredible oysters, wonderful flavour combinations and a genuine educational experience in a…
Jack
July 2021
A brilliant day! Had lots of lovely oysters prepared in loads of different ways. Kate was a great and super knowledgeable. We learnt a new skill shucking oysters properly and a coupe of killer recipes! Great fun in a beautiful location with good company.
A brilliant day! Had lots of lovely oysters prepared in loads of different ways. Kate was a great and super knowledgeable. We learnt a new skill shucking oysters properly and a c…

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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.

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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.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Water in your reusable bottle ;)