If we asked you to draw a fishing harbour, we imagine it’d look something like Padstow. Lots of working boats, beautiful sailing boats, the bustle of busy people, quintessential gift shops, a few good pubs and a flock of seagulls. Padstow has all of this and more, from celebrity chef run restaurants to the best food markets in Cornwall.
When you are holidaying in North Cornwall make sure you give Padstow a visit.
We start our journey on The Camel Trail, a five mile, flat cycle path that runs parallel to the river Camel, connecting Padstow to the upcoming town of Wadebridge. In Wadebridge you can park and hire a bike and cruise your way to Padstow.
Along the way there are several stops where you can rest up, enjoy a drink, picnic and a spot of wildlife watching.
If you didn’t pack your own lunch though, you’ve nothing to worry about. You won’t leave Padstow hungry. From Rick Stein’s fish n’ chips to The Chough Bakery, proper Cornish pasties and fudge, there is a lot to choose from and indulge in.
After a good feed there are countless galleries and gift shops to peruse. Or you could head out on a boat along the estuary. Go at your own pace on a motor boat or if you feel the need for speed, check out the speed boats parked up beside the ferry crossing to Rock.
Fishing trips, also, depart daily from the harbour and offer a variety of trips from wreck, reef and bottom fishing plus the family favourite mackerel fishing.
However you choose to spend your time in Padstow we can guarantee it will be up their in the highlights of your holiday in Cornwall, don’t miss out.