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A Day Out In Padstow

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North of Cornwall you will find the picturesque town, Padstow. It’s a charming location with a working fishing port and there's tons to explore. The town is filled with sandy beaches, beautiful views of its rugged coastline and loads of places to grab a bite to eat.

Padstow Beaches

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Padstow has a number of beaches for the whole family to enjoy. A really lovely walk is the stretch between St Georges Cove to Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove. It will be a real family adventure as you chill with the sand in between your toes, build sand castles or simply take a stroll between the beautiful bays. You will gain amazing views of the estuary if you walk out to the headland to Stepper Point.

Cycle The Camel Trail

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The Camel Trail is a very popular route which runs along an unused rail line, it’s ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The route between Padstow and Wadebridge is 5.5 miles, meaning that your cycle will be a relaxing and stress free experience to admire the stunning views you pass. Licensed hire bikes are available from Padstow, and while you’re on your journey you can grab a refreshment at The Old Quarry.

On your journey keep an eye out for wildlife. You may be able to spot animals such as Otter, Bats, Dormice and more! It’s a fantastic way to really admire the Cornish countryside, and a peaceful way to enjoy the fresh air.

Rick Steins

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Padstow is famous for delicious food and attract foodies from far and wide. Celebrity chef Rick Stein, opened The Seafood Restaurant in 1975. Be wined and dined with the freshest local fish and shellfish. You may be able to watch the chef’s do their thing as the seafood bar sits right in the middle of the restaurant. It’s a real treat for the taste buds and your eyes!

Catch The Ferry to Rock

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Fancy an excursion – hop on The Black Tor and head over to Rock. Be amongst royalty – well, maybe! Rock is a resort village which is popular with the rich and famous. The ferry has a regular service and only takes up to ten minutes to travel across to this pretty fishing village.

Chill Beside The Harbour

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The colourful harbour filled with bobbing boats is not to be missed in Padstow. Crabbing is great activity to keep you busy, surrounded by Padstow’s beauty. You can easily buy a crab line from a local shop, sit at the inner harbour and catch away!

Or simply watch as the fishermen go about their day, pop yourself on a bench, perhaps with a picnic in hand and watch the world go by. You’ll be surrounded by cafes and shops, so endless exploring will probably next on your agenda.

Sea Life Safari

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Hold onto your hats because Padstow’s Sea Life Safari will be a ride you won’t forget! The boat sails out of the busy harbour and leaving behind the Camel Estuary. It’s a photographer’s dream and a perfect outing for the whole family to love. Experience sightings of magnificent wildlife such as Gray Seals, Porpoises, Basking Sharks and more! Feel the freedom upon the waves, it will be a unique experience – plus there’s a whole range of tours to choose from to suit you.

Water Sports

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The Camel Estuary is a great location for water sports. Do a spot of sailing, water-skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and so much more to get your heart pumping! Perhaps you’re a keen surfer? Recommended beaches to surf include: Polzeath, Trevone, Harlyn and Treyarnon.

Events

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Don’t forget that there are plenty of events in Padstow to pop into your diary. The Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel Festival runs between 18 March to 20 March this year. Offering over 30 different beers and ciders to try from, cooking demonstrations and more entertainment.

Padstow May Day on the 2nd of May is an exciting time of year with 30,000 people usually joining the event to celebrate all things Padstow!

Padstow is a great town, with tons of excitement and beauty to be enjoyed all year round. From chilling beside the harbour side to taking an exhilarating boat ride – it will be a day filled with fun and adventure.

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