Padstow is a historic town and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall and a very popular all year round destination for visitors both locally and from afar. It is situated on the west bank of the River Camel Estuary approximately 5 miles northwest of Wadebridge, 10 miles northwest of Bodmin and 10 miles northeast of Newquay.
There is always plenty of activity in Padstow from the variety of pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants available as well as the attractions of Padstow’s Dog Friendly Beaches, the beautiful Seven Bays for Seven Days nearby and the easy access to Walks along the South West Coast path and The Camel Trail and Estuary.
The town itself has a bustling quayside with picturesque harbour and consists of a warren of narrow medieval lanes, steeped in history and full of buildings depicting the History Of Padstow.
In addition there is also a regular Ferry service across to Rock and the beaches on that side of the Estuary as well as boat trips and tours enabling you to explore the coast and wildlife from the Estuary and sea itself. You can also enjoy yourself at no cost with our suggested best Five Free Things To Do in Padstow.
The area surrounding nearby Trevose Head in particular, which is only a couple of miles away, is easily accessible from Padstow and has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also an Area of Special Scientific Interest, to reflect its diverse and beautiful nature.
We don’t think you will be easily bored with Padstow and hope our short guides provide a tempting flavour of what you can experience for yourself !
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