A fish, fun and foodie favourite
Set in a sheltered spot on the Camel Estuary, Padstow is famous for its bustling harbour, quaint buildings and stunning scenery.
From watching the local fishermen mend their nets to a high-octane speedboat ride out in the bay, this Cornish gem has plenty to offer.
One of the best towns in Cornwall to taste the freshest catch of the day, by hooking it yourself on a fishing trip that comes with dolphin and seal spotting opportunities. Visit the National Lobster Hatchery to learn more about these fine-dining favourites.
Then don’t miss the chance to sample the cooking at one of the host of eateries that have sprung up around the harbour. From celebrity restaurants and cafes to interesting shops and bars, there’s plenty to savour, see and buy.
Want more? No problem. Catch a ferry to neighboring Rock, cycle or walk the Camel Trail, or relax with a good book on your choice of beach.
Take a look at the live webcam of Padstow Harbour, courtesy of Aspects Holidays.
A day at the beach. With seven sandy coves within a five-minute drive of Padstow, you’re spoilt for choice.
Moving to the beat of the drums on May Day as the Obby Oss’s dance and swirl through the town in a carnival of colour, flowers and dancing.