Padstow

Discover Padstow

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports. 

Reasons to visit Padstow:

  • Natural beauty made up of rugged coastline, quiet coves and fabulous walks 
  • Seven golden beaches accessible in less than a 5 minute drive 
  • Top foodie destination majoring in fresh, locally produced food and celebrity chefs 
  • Start and end point for the gorgeous Camel Cycle Trail 
  • Perfect base for exploring the beautiful South West Coast path 
  • Ideal location for water sports

Things to do in Padstow

  • Enjoy a fun filled day on the beach with an abundance of activities to try, from rock pooling at low tide, body boarding, learning to surf with a local surf school and of course having a go at building a sand castle
  • Get access to the beautiful Cornish countryside with a cycle on the famous Camel Trail beginning in Padstow and ending in Wadebridge
  • Known as one of Cornwall’s great foodie destinations, you can indulge in some of Rick Stein’s fish and chips, sit down in his famous fish restaurant or visit Paul Ainesworth at No.6 for some truly delicious food
  • Padstow Museum houses an interesting collection of memorabilia giving an insight into the history of Padstow over the past two centuries. You can also discover the story of the famous ‘Obby ‘Oss, the ancient ritual played out in the town every May Day
  • Take the ferry across the river to the village of Rock, popular with film stars, models and even royalty. From here there are some great walks along the coast to the spectacular beaches of Daymer Bay and Polzeath
  • Leave Padstow behind in your wake on a white-knuckle ride on a fast speedboat. Pass rugged coastal scenery as you take an exhilarating 15 minute trip out to sea 
  • The local coastal waters offer fantastic fishing on the rocky headlands not to mention the stunning views. For the more adventurous take a trip on a local fisherman’s boat which operate daily throughout the summer

Poldark connection:

For some of the cliff scenes the filming action moved to the Padstow area. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise Levlizzick, and the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach.

Nearby beaches along the Camel estuary include:

Constantine Bay
Harlyn Bay
Mother Ivey's Bay
Polzeath 
Porthcothan 
Rock 
Trevone
Treyarnon Bay

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West Cornwall
A magical self-catering holiday home, lying within a peaceful valley near Porthcurno, west Cornwall, just a few minutes walk from the beautiful sandy beach. Ground floor apartment sleeps 4. Parking.  

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North Coast > St. Agnes
Country House Hotel set in 2 acres on the southerly slopes of St Agnes Beacon, with spectacular views over surrounding countryside and along the north coast to St Ives Bay.

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South Coast > St. Austell
Luxury award winning self catering cottages on a superb complex with indoor heated pool set in around two acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
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South Coast
Appletree House is a light and airy three bedroom, detached house which sleeps six. It's just a 10 minute walk from the historic harbour village of Charlestown that also doubles up as a film set, as seen in Poldark.

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West Cornwall
Trelowarren is an historic estate on The Lizard Peninsula, with 20 luxury self-catering cottages spread across 1000 acres of  private woods and farmland. Close to beaches and other west cornwall attractions.

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Cornwall
Ropers Walk Barns offers a comfortable and attractive environment that all guests can enjoy close to many top attractions in Cornwall.

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Trengove's listed farmhouse is part of a courtyard of charming, traditional cottages, all individually furnished. A gentle stroll through the woods leads down to Portreath, a sandy beach, popular with families and surfers.

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North Coast > Newquay
Five Star Holidays, Five Star Park...award-winning family and couples holiday park situated in Newquay with superb facilities including children's activities, full entertainment, play parks, soft play and fantastic Oasis Fun Pools complex

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