Padstow is a picturesque, unspoilt fishing village situated on the Camel estuary. It is sheltered from the Atlantic by the magnificent headlands of Stepper and Pentire points and is encompassed by peaceful sandy bays.
The working harbour is always a hive of activity and is the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by in one of the waterside cafes.
Padstow has gained a reputation for its culinary excellence, most notably for Rick Stein’s various eateries but there also many other excellent restaurants and bistros for example, “Paul Ainsworth at No 6”, “Burgers and Fish”, “Caffe Rojanos”, “Barnaby’s”, “Prawn on The Lawn” and “The Basement”. Paul Ainsworth at “The Mariners” is a short ferry trip across the water to Rock.
Padstow is conveniently placed for excursions to many of Cornwalls attractions, we are 30 minutes from the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens for example. We also have our own stately home, Prideaux Place which is open in the Summer months and has been used as a film and tv location many times. Cream Teas and light lunches are served in the grounds and overlook the deer park and gardens.
Golfers are well served with the challenging links of Trevose and St Enodoc with stunning sea views.
Walkers can join the spectacular coastal footpath with panoramic views of the rugged North Cornwall coast and beyond, or head inland along the Camel Trail which is also a popular cycle route. The Saints Way starts in Padstow and crosses the middle of Cornwall along an old pilgrim and trade route to Fowey.