Padstow is a renowned fishing harbour, in a spectacular setting overlooking the golden sands of the Camel estuary. It’s home to a fascinating mixture of restaurants, cafes, independent shops and galleries. Based around a working harbour, it’s the perfect spot to while away an afternoon. It’s also easy to venture across the water to Rock for further top class eateries and golden sands.
Another part of Padstow’s attraction is it’s connection to Wadebridge and onto Bodmin via the Camel Trail, an old disused railway line that now forms a scenic cycle trail along the estuary. It’s a flat easy cycle, and an enjoyable ride for both adults and children alike.
Padstow is set on a very special stretch of the North Cornish Coastline with a number of beautiful beaches within walking distance of the town itself along the scenic coast path. St Georges Cove & Harbour Cove/Tregirls are both spectacular stretches of sand and flank the estuary, perfect for those long leisurely beach walks.