The pretty fishing port of Padstow is situated on the rugged north coast of Cornwall. With its charming little stone houses dotted around a bustling picturesque harbour, it is the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday by the sea. With an abundance of things to discover, including the incredible coastline, walking trails, boat trips and great days out, Padstow makes an ideal holiday destination for all.
Why visit Padstow?
It’s impossible not to be taken in by the charms of this pretty little fishing town. With so much on offer in and around Padstow, you can spend days exploring the town, walking the incredible coastline or day trips at The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (just 22 miles away).
Things to do in Padstow:
Apart from the amazing beaches, the 18-mile Camel Trail is a great day out for walkers and cyclists, as well as opportunities for angling, water sports, boat trips and adventure parks. Little ones will love crabbing in the inner harbour as well as splashing about in the shallow waters of the many beaches.
Why stay in a Padstow cottage?
Our Padstow cottages, including a range of dog-friendly homes and luxury retreats, offer the perfect retreat to come back to after a day out exploring the coastline, with the sandy bays of St George’s Well and Harbour Cove being the nearest to the town. Being a top foodie destination, you can enjoy locally-sourced produce in Padstow before heading back to a Cornwall cottage.
Three must-see things in Padstow:
- Have a fun-filled day out on one of the sandy beaches, trying new water sports and rock pooling at low tide.
- Walk, cycle or ride the 18-mile Camel Trail which begins in Padstow and ends in Wadebridge.
- Pop into Padstow Museum, home to over 200 years of the town’s fascinating memorabilia.