Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow, nestling in the shelter of the Camel Estuary is one of the most delightful and least spoilt of Cornish fishing ports. Its narrow streets with stone and pastel washed medieval houses run down to a colourful bustling waterfront where you can watch the fascinating ebb and flow of ferries, fishing boats, yachts and pleasure cruisers.

Around and about the harbour is an attractive selection of shops, galleries, and a band stand for open air concerts in the summer.

Eating out in Padstow takes some beating, with it’s ‘foody’ reputation. There is something to suit all, styles and pockets, be it Rick Stein’s famous Seafood Restaurant, Bistro, Cafe, Deli or Stein’s own fish & chip restaurant (eat in or out), or one of several other good eating houses, fish & chip bars and Cornish Pubs.

Padstow is surrounded by many glorious sandy bays washed by the Atlantic surf, with spectacular cliff top scenery for magnificent coastal walks.

Add these ingredients to your stay in School Cottage or Sunday Cottage, and you have an opportunity to enjoy a carefree and relaxing holiday in an atmosphere that is peaceful and unhurried.

Find out more about Padstow and the surrounding area on our Things to do! page