Located on the north coast of Cornwall, Padstow is a vibrant fishing harbour town alive with cafes, galleries and shops situated around the picturesque working quay. Find your way around the ropes and over the lobster pots piled on the waterfront and jump on a leisure boat for a day trip out sightseeing.
Wander through the winding network of narrow streets and have a look around the fascinating 15th-century Church of St Petroc. Visit the captivating Elizabethan 'Prideaux Place' Take a guided tour around the historical house, stunningly restored gardens and enjoy the breath taking scenery.
Padstow is fast becoming a popular destination for food lovers with some fantastic restaurants in the area serving the freshest of local seafood and Cornish cuisine at its best. Visit the National Lobster Hatchery for a rare sighting of young lobsters being raised ready to be released.
Visit the town on May Day, and join in with the two groups of white, red and blue attired locals dancing throughout Padstow's streets, decorated with greenery, flowers and flags. Join in the festivities and fun as the gruesome Obby Oss tries his luck with the young maidens passing through the town.
Hire a bike and cycle along the beautiful Camel Estuary to either Wadebridge or Bodmin and keep your eyes open for the many varieties of birds and otters that habitat this area.
Check out our Cornwall Guide to discover more about what's on, places to eat, places to visit and things to do in Padstow and the surrounding area, from your Padstow cottage.