Sun, sea, sand, shopping and food!
Local Area Guide
Padstow on the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall is a unique unspoilt working fishing port. It has a magical atmosphere that draws people back here year after year.
Surrounded by spectacular seascapes and countryside, the location provides the visitor with a host of activities and things to see and do.
The town has a beautiful harbour surrounded by restaurants, shops and inns, which cater for all tastes and budgets. Beyond the harbour you will find a quieter atmosphere in the narrow streets filled with colour washed cottages and houses.
Activities include all types of water sports, boat trips and cycling on the Camel Trail. Prideaux Place, the National Lobster Hatchery and the small museum are also not to be missed.
For those looking for relaxation, the golden sands of St George’s Well, Tregirls Cove and Hawkers Cove are within easy walking distance. Hop on the ferry across to Rock on the other side of the estuary, here Daymer Bay and the church of St Enodoc, the burial place of Sir John Betjeman, can be visited.
Padstow is famous for its Obby Oss Festival which takes place on 1st May each year celebrating the coming of Summer, throughout which, open air concerts are performed on the bandstand next to the harbour.
Because of its sheltered position and mild climate Padstow has become an all year round resort. Christmas is made extra special when in early December the town and harbour lights are switched on accompanied by carol singers, bands and mulled wine.