Camel Estuary


Padstow is a great holiday destination and within easy striking distance are magnificent walks along the coastal footpaths. Apart from its own beautiful beaches, St Georges Well, Tregirls Beach and Hawker’s Cove, Padstow is surrounded by some of the finest beaches in Cornwall, ideal for surfing the rolling Atlantic breakers or just fishing in rock pools.

Padstow has many events including May Day, which is famous throughout the Globe and the most important celebration for Padstownians. The Christmas festival too is a must with delicious food, local crafts and music. There are many original pubs including the London Inn and the Golden Lion, which house the famous ‘Obby Os’ the main feature in the May Day celebrations.

Prideaux Place is our local stately home and there are organised tours or you can just enjoy a Cornish cream tea in the grounds and take a stroll around the gardens and deer park. Padstow has a unique style of clothes shops, art galleries and fabulous restaurants offering award winning food in exceptional locations. In fact Padstow has become a centre of excellence for cuisine especially sea food with a number of famous chefs offering high class food including Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.


Padstow is not only a great place to stay but it’s a good base from which to explore the best of Cornwall. From Tintagel to St Ives, the Eden Project and the Gardens of Heligan, to Falmouth and the Minack Theatre. Then there is Bodmin Moor dominated by dramatic granite tors sweeping expanses of moorland, ancient archeology and Cornish Mining World Heritage. It is also the setting for many stories including Poldark and Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, and on the edge you will find Pencarrow House and Gardens, another fantastic example of gardens in Cornwall.

From Armsyde you can explore the dramatic North Coast, the sheltered coves of the South Coast and the hidden villages of the West of Cornwall. Catch the ferry across the estuary to the exclusive village of Rock. Visit the little fishing village of Port Isaac dating back to the early 14th Century, with narrow winding streets, old white washed cottages many of which are listed and are of historic importance. Also famous as the setting for Doc Martin and several other films.