The beautiful charms of this traditional Cornish location offer the perfect romantic summer staycation. From its quaint narrow streets to its acclaimed Rick Stein restaurants, Padstow certainly creates an idyllic spot to enjoy the delightful Cornish sunshine. Set on Cornwall’s majestic north coastline, this picture postcard harbour town offers a plentiful selection of things to do on your stay in the region. If you’re looking for an exclusive base to share a memorable experience, a summer break in the heart of Padstow is a must. Plan a luxury break at The Seafood Restaurant with a choice of accommodation options, delicious breakfast and £50 gift card to use any of the Rick Stein’s restaurants or shops.
With a famous Rick Stein bed and breakfast treat as your romantic bolthole, there’s still plenty of time to explore the local area and soak up a range of experiences around every corner.
Take a look at some of the most popular things to do in Padstow to share with your loved one this summer.
Explore the harbour
Dotted with colourful boats and fisherman hauling in the catch of the day, Padstow harbour is alive with activity. Wander this charming spot and admire the peaceful and soothing vibes of the calm waters whilst grabbing a spot of coffee in a nearby café. The areas heritage and natural beauty radiate romance and offer the perfect spot to just enjoy each other’s company in tranquillity.
Head to the beach
To the north of Padstow you’ll find a stunning stretch of sand that is easily accessible from the South West Coastal Path. The walk to St George’s Cove takes about 20 minutes but offers the most beautiful views out over the estuary. If you want to explore a little further head along the coast path with a picnic to find Stepper Point and soak up the dramatic scenery and blissful serenity of this location.
Padstow is famed for being a foodie haven and dining in one of Rick Stein’s famous restaurants is an ideal chance to treat a loved one to tasty local delicacies. With so much choice, you can opt for different styles of eateries including traditional fish and chips by the seaside or perhaps sample spectacular local catch at The Seafood Restaurant.
This pretty town is home to a delightful selection of independent boutiques and a plentiful assortment of local producers. You’ll find everything from local meats, beers, homemade jams and cakes to gifts and trinkets of your holiday experience in Padstow. Of course you could also take home one of Rick Stein’s popular cookbooks to recreate your food discoveries at home.
Local events in and around Padstow
Why not complement your stay in the area with a visit to the variety of festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year. April sees the start of spring and Easter festivities with local events such at the St Endellion Easter Festival in nearby Port Issac or celebrate the town’s treasured harbour on Padstow Harbour Day in June.