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Padstow Sea Life Boat Tours & Boat Trips

11th April 2016

Padstow Sea Life Boat Tours & Boat Trips

Sea safari boat trips along the beautiful cornish coast

Expect to see: Seals, Basking Sharks, Puffins... and lots more

Padstow Sealife Safaris offer several exciting boat trips that sail from Padstow to suit individuals of all ages. You can choose from our sea life safaris and coastal tours to bespoke tours for any occasion. They aim to give you a unique experience and not just trip.

If its wild life you want to see or just take in the lovely Cornish Coast from a unique perspective or the exhilaration and freedom of speeding along in the Ocean Voyager on the open sea then they have the trip for you. For more information take a look at Padstow Sea Life Boat Tours & Boat Trips

Early birds catch the stunning sunrise!

6th January 2016

Early birds catch the stunning sunrise!

All up at 5am to catch this stunning sunrise from St. Georges Well beach!

A Padstow Christmas/New Year is magical!

23rd December 2015

A Padstow Christmas/New Year is magical!

Padstow at Christmas & New Year is quite magical!

Starting with the Padstow Christmas Festival at the beginning of December. Four days of Celeb Chefs demonstrating & talking through seasonal dishes in the 'pop up' theatre. This together with the Christmas Market Marque, where local food producers exhibit all the very best of Cornish Food! Padstow, decorated with Christmas lights, is looking at its best  throughout the festive season

The cottages, festively decorated provide a wonderful cosy & comfy retreat. Sunday Cottage is  delightfully cosy, & School Cottage has the bonus of a wood burning stove (logs included). All this, just a 3 min stroll from an amazing choice of restaurants!

So indulge in that feeling of being 'away from it all', relax & celebrate at a gentler pace!! 


7 May 2015 Superfast Broadband!

21st May 2015

At long last we can offer Superfast Broadband to all our lovely visitors! Our aim is to make your holiday as stress free as possible. So if you're enjoying a Cornish break but need to keep in touch with work, or, simply want to 'Surf in Cornwall' so to speak - then we have the technology!

Sunday & School Cottages - Celebrates 20 years

3rd March 2015

Sunday & School Cottages - Celebrates 20 years

"2015 marks our 20th year of welcoming you lovely visitors to our Padstow cottages!"

Formally known as Ruthys Lane School during the 1800's, we consider ourselves extremely lucky
to be able to share this little piece of Padstow History (& heaven), with our visitors! Many of you, having discovered the delights & pleasures of these hidden gems, returning year after year, for which we thank you!

Ron & Di

Port Isaacs Fisherman's Friends

1st March 2015

Port Isaacs Fisherman's Friends

Port Isaacs Fisherman's Friends can be found singing most Friday evening's (weather & tide permitting) around 8pm throughout the summer months on The Platt in Port Isaac - a thoroughly Cornish event not to be missed!!

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An Ode to Chalky

23rd January 2015

An Ode to Chalky

Some of our regular visitors, devotees of ‘Chalky’ Stein, regularly pay homage to his image
(just outside the entrance to The Seafood Restaurant). On their last visit, they left this delightful Ode to Chalky in the Cottage Diary:

An Ode to Chalky

If you wake at midnight and hear a little dog bark, 
Down in old Padstow town, when all is quiet and dark,
Don’t go drawing back the blind, nor looking in the street,
‘Tis just the sound of Chalky Stein, walking round his beat. 

The sound of Jack Russell footsteps trotting through dark, 
Sniffing at the lamppost, snapping in the park,
Best not to ask at Rick’s place, you won’t find him there,
‘Tis just the ghost of Chalky Stein, taking the cool night air.
When all the lights are turned off, and all the dishes done,
When all the shops are closed, and the children had their fun,
Something stirs by the harbour-side, a growl, a doggy whine,
And round the streets of Padstow, pads the ghost of Chalky Stein. 

So if you see a paw print down by Polzeath beach,
Or if a bone goes missing, though it might be out of reach,
If your cat hides away and keeps looking at the door,
And the big brown rats leave town - don’t you ask no more. 

For the sound of Jack Russell’s footsteps, trotting through the dark,
Echoing past the boat masts, rabbeting for a lark,
Are heard in Padstow town, still, ringing in the street,
For ‘tis just the sound of Chalky Stein walking round his beat.

Spring - 2015

3rd May 2014

Spring is Here!!!

The Alexander is out on the coastal path - looks wonderful...........


1st May 2014

Goodness - how does the garden grow in this Cornish Air - the Melianthus has taken over!

Top Walking Tip...

28th January 2014

Top Walking Tip...

What variety! High cliffs, rocky coves, golden sands, river estuary,amazing wildlife, thundering surf,endless views - and the SW Coast Path passes right alongside as it wends its way through Padstow on its journey northwards towards Hartland Point and west to Land’s End and beyond.

This truly spectacular national footpath attracts walkers from all over the country whether out for an afternoon stroll or just passing through as they attempt the complete (or part) 360 miles route. And if the Coast Path is not what you are looking for there are several other walks in and around the town.

The Padstow Circular Walk is a fine example. Starting at the harbour, the 7 miles (10km) walk takes in a huge variety of interesting scenery from the estuary sands to the exposed headland and the rolling green fields that are such a prominent feature of the area. Just don’t forget the camera! The lookout high on Stepper Point keeps watch during daylight hours 365 days a spectacular coastal landscape year. Ideally situated to cover the notorious Doom Bar that crosses the estuary and which is a well known hazard to local shipping, it is also perfectly placed to monitor the crowds having fun on the nearby surfing beaches. If you’re passing by why not call in on the duty officer for a chat.

The ‘Padstow Circular Walk’ Guide is on sale at Padstow Tourist Information Centre together with Ordnance Survey maps and a good selection of books about local walks and footpaths. Please click through to the following sites for further information regarding the South West Coastal Path.