The Harbour forms the centre of Padstow, with lots of lovely little shops, cafes, restaurants and local pubs overlooking the water.
Bin Two wine terrace with harbour views is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine on a sunny afternoon.
The Shipwrights Inn also has lovely views from its outdoor tables and has a good range of local ales.
Padstow May Day
Falling on the 1st of May, Padstow's annual 'Obby 'Oss festival ccelebrates the coming of summer. With songs and traditions that date back centuries, the town is a riot of colour, with the May Pole clad in flowers at the centre of the celebrations. One of the busiest periods of the year, book early to ensure availability.
The Camel Trail
One of the most scenic cycle routes in the country; the Camel trail winds its way along the estuary from Padstow & up river to Wadebridge then Bodmin. Virtually level and traffic free.
Both cycle hire shops in the town are positioned at the start of the Camel Trail, on South Quay with a good variety of mountain bikes and tandems.
Padstow Cycle Hire
Trail Bike Hire
01841 532 594
Padstow is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a stunning, rugged coastline. Whether you fancy a stroll to take in the views, or a more challenging hike, there are many wonderful walks.
We have local coastal path guide books in the sitting room and we can of course point you in the right direction for the best routes
The ferry to Rock runs from Padstow harbour, or the beach at low tide, running a constant service in the summer months backwards and forwards across the Estuary.
The Jubilee Queen offers a coastal cruise up the estuary with the opportunity to see a variety of sea birds and marine life and possibly seals and dolphins. In the summer months, four speedboats run daily from Padstow harbour, sea conditions permitting.
High speed trips around the estuary and local bays. Fishing trips depart daily from the harbour and offer a wide range of trips including wreck & reef as well as mackerel trips.
For all boat trips, see: www.padstowboattrips.com
Harlyn Surf School
Harlyn surf school has been established for 15 years, and has top quality instructors. If you've never tried surfing, they cater for beginners as well as improvers. Or try paddle boarding; the World's fastest growing surf related sport and latest celebrity craze.
Tresallyn Riding School
Located just a mile or so out of Padstow; caters for beginners and experienced riders with access to spectacular coastal views for rides.
Trevose Golf Course
Amazing setting overlooking Constantine Bay. Clubhouse, restaurant & outdoor swimming pool. Just a couple of miles away by car.
St. Enedoc golf course
Across the estuary, overlooking Padstow, one
of the west country’s finest links layouts with a signature hole winding its way towards St. Enedoc Church where poet Sir John Betjeman is buried.