Out and About
Padstow and the surrounding area offer plenty of options for recreation; whether you want to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery or have an action-packed holiday; we feel sure there’s something for everyone. We will happily point you in the right direction to help you make the most of your stay.
Just a 3 – 4 minute stroll from Treverbyn, the harbour forms the centre of Padstow, with lots of lovely shops, art galleries, 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 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 including the South West Coastal path, The Saints Way and the Camel Trail.
We have local coastal path guide books in the sitting room and as keen walkers at Treverbyn, we can of course point you in the right direction for the best routes. There are some circular walks out of Padstow that are truly stunning. Read all about when Gary walked the South West Coastal Path here.
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 (6 miles) then Bodmin (12 miles) and onto Wenfordbridge (18 miles). Virtually level and traffic free. For more information see our guide to the Camel Trail here.
Halfway between Padstow and Wadebridge you will find the Atlantic Coast Express, a repurposed vintage railway carriage offering delicious coffee, home baked cakes and cream teas, perfect for a pit stop.
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.
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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 relaxing coastal cruise up the estuary In the summer months, four speedboats run daily from Padstow harbour, sea conditions permitting.
Padstow Sealife Safaris offers trips out of the Estuary with the opportunity to see a variety of sea birds and marine life, seals and possibly dolphins.
In the summer months, four speedboats run daily from Padstow harbour, sea conditions permitting.
Fishing trips depart daily from the harbour and offer a wide range of trips including wreck & reef as well as mackerel trips.
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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.
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Another surf school with a great reputation Waves offers experienced instructors and licensed to teach on several different beaches they will find the best waves for the day.
Trevose Golf Club
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One of the top links golf courses in the country. Amazing setting overlooking Constantine Bay. Clubhouse, restaurant & outdoor swimming pool. Just a few miles away by car.
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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.
Places of Interest
Magnificent late Victorian country house with stunning gardens and wooded estate. The recent addition of a new architect designed café, with indoor and outdoor seating and cycle hire with trail paths made through the woods has made this destination extra special. A 30-minute drive from Padstow. The National Trust have several other stunning properties and gardens to explore around Cornwall, see their web site for more details.
Situated on an old clay pit site, massive biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants and exhibitions serve as a backdrop to the contemporary gardens. 30-minute drive from Padstow.
Beautiful botanical gardens re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. 45-minute drive from Padstow.
Padstow May Day
Falling on the 1st of May, Padstow’s annual ‘Obby ‘Oss May Day festival celebrates 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.