Explore Padstow | Cornwall

Padstow | Cornwall

Padstow, Cornwall is a wonderful fishing village full of character and charm. There is plenty to see and do all year round, from the rugged beauty of the Cornish Coast to the wide range of visitor attractions in the area. Padstow is home to many wonderful places to eat from pubs and cafes to fine dining.

Celebrated chefs such as Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth both have fantastic eateries in Padstow.

Padstow was once a working port with a large fishing fleet and import and export vessels coming and going. Padstow still does retain a small fishing fleet but in more recent years it is mainly a yachting haven and tourist destination. The dramatic North Cornwall coastline and numerous sandy beaches make Padstow the ideal summer holiday destination, if you add to this the walking, bird watching, water sports and fantastic restaurants you will see why Padstow unlike many seaside resorts is an all year round destination.

Beaches & Bays

Padstow has more fantastic beaches than most places in Cornwall and some of the best in the country. There is something for everyone.

You will find family friendly bays with golden sand, gentle waves and ice cream vendors. Wild, dune backed beaches, perfect for romantic sunsets overlooking the Atlantic. As well as some of Cornwall’s most popular surfing spots, for those looking to catch a wave.

Trevone Bay2 1/2 miles
Harlyn Bay3 miles
Constantine4 miles
Treyarnon5 miles
Porthcothan5 1/2 miles
Mawgan Porth8 miles

Cornwall’s Attractions

Cornwall has a long standing reputation as one of the countries top holiday destinations. The Cornish scenery is truly breath-taking, from rugged cliff and azure seas to the untamed beauty of Bodmin Moor. The picturesque towns and villages that dot the county further enhance the beauty. Cornwall’s towns have a reputation for artisan products and boutique shops.

The National Trust is very active in Cornwall and along with a host of independently owned tourist attractions you should find plenty to see and do.

Gardens worthy of mention include; The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, Trelissick and Trebah. Stately homes include; Lanhydrock house and Prideaux Place.

If you are looking for a more adventurous break, Cornwall has something for you. Why not get on the water and learn to surf, hire a kayak and try our kite surfing? Or discover more about our wildlife on a boat trip with Padstow Sea life Safaris.

The South West Coast Path runs on both sides of the River Camel estuary and crosses from Padstow to Rock via the Black Tor ferry. The Saints’ Way long-distance footpath runs from Padstow to Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall.

The Camel Trail is an eighteen mile disused railway that runs from Padstow to Bodmin. popular with cyclists, walkers, runners, wheelchair users and horse-riders.