Padstow is a fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approx. 5 miles northwest of Wadebridge, 10 miles northwest of Bodmin and 10 miles northeast of Newquay.Padstow is a fine example of a Cornish fishing port. The small town remains mostly unspoilt with the beautiful harbour area surrounded by a few medieval buildings.
Padstow is famous for Rick Stein’s famous Seafood Restaurant is situated on the quayside along with the Padstow Cookery School and Stein’s Fish and Chip shop.
There are many wonderful beaches found nearby- some easily reached by foot along the path leading out of Padstow’s town centre, forming part of the well known South West Coastal path.
There is a foot ferry service which operates daily from Padstow to Rock on the other side of the estuary giving you an opportunity to explore the beaches here.
The Camel Trail, which is a disused railway line of approx. 17 miles winds it’s way along the River Camel towards Wadebridge and then inland towards Bodmin. This trail is popular with both walkers and cyclists and it provides wonderful views of the Camel estuary and countryside.
Pleasure and fishing boat trips operate daily from Padstow harbour depending on the weather and tides.
Padstow is also within a 40 minute drive of the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant at Watergate Bay, is a short distance along the coast towards Newquay.