The Camel Estuary describes a rich and varied sweep of towns and coastline. Padstow's here, for example, latterly made famous by Rick Stein and his restaurants, but an enduring gem anyway: a working Cornish harbour on a beautiful stretch of coast.
Just across the bay - a one-mile swim or a quick hop by ferry - is Rock, very much a hub for watersports, eating and drinking, (St Enodoc's fantastically scenic golf course is that side of the bay, too).
Inland is Wadebridge. On the River Camel, it marks one sport on the beautiful Camel Trail cycle path; it has plenty of what you'd expect in a busy market town, but more than you might expect by way of galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Little Petherick is a beautiful traditional village set on a river mid-way between Padstow and Wadebridge. Home to the Saints Way, a walk through some of Cornwall's most loveliest countryside.
For accommodation, you have a choice from 7 Saints Way in the beautiful riverside village of Little Petherick and Camel Quarry House - located right on the Camel Trail. To find accommodation at Camel Estuary, use our quick search facility on the home page.