Located at the head of the Camel Estuary, Padstow faces out upon a beautiful natural bay where working fishing boats come and go.
In fact there are seven bays within 5 minutes' drive of Padstow, as well as rugged Cornish coastline, hidden coves to be discovered, great walks, including the South West Coastal footpath and the renowned Camel Cycle Trail.
This picturesque fishing village has become known as a 'gastro-centre' with a world-class reputation, attracting top chefs such as Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Jamie Oliver, who all run restaurants locally. And it's easy to work up an appetite for a delicious dinner, without the guilt, when you consider all the first class outdoor activities available in the region.
Hire a boat for the day and explore the estuary, or book an exhilarating power boat trip; cycle through stunning scenery one day, then spend the next day on the beach. There are numerous surfing and sailing schools that could help you hone your skills on the ocean wave.
If you prefer dry land, explore some of the local shops and museums and maybe pop down to the National Lobster Hatchery which helps maintain a healthy lobster population in Cornwall through careful conservation; you can even adopt a lobster!
Whether you prefer powerboating, paddling, windsurfing or walking, search Padstow cottages for your perfect getaway today.