One of England’s most popular holiday destinations, Padstow is a place of incredible natural beauty in North Cornwall. With spectacular sea vistas and gorgeous countryside, it’s easy to see why tourists return year after year. Soak up some sun and cool off with a dip at Harbour Cove, take a ferry to exclusive Rock island, hire a bicycle and explore the picturesque Camel Trail or take a cooking class at celebrity chef Rick Stein’s famous Seafood School. History buffs will delight in a visit to Prideaux House, while sporty types can learn to hang ten with a surfing lesson at one of Padstow’s many surf schools. If all that activity has worked up an appetite, you’re in luck – Padstow’s food is a tourist attraction unto itself. As a working fishing port, seafood reigns supreme, and there’s no better way to sample it at its best than with a trip to one of Rick Stein’s four seafood restaurants. Choose from The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café or Stein’s Fish And Chips, all offering exceptional seafood to suit any budget. If you choose a self-catering Padstow cottage, you can also take advantage of the delightful Padstow Farmshop. Stock up on incredible local meat, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and more, and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Padstow life.
When to go to Padstow
With a sheltered position and mild climate, Padstow is a wonderful year round holiday destination. A visit in late spring, summer or early autumn means you can take advantage of Padstow’s gorgeous beaches. In winter, what could be more delightful than cosying up by your Padstow cottage’s fire with a glass of red wine and a book?
Getting to and around Padstow
Most tourists arrive in Padstow via trains to Bodmin Parkway or flights to Newquay International Airport. Once in Padstow, the town is easily explored on foot, although buses provide a good public transport option.
Where to stay in Padstow
When choosing accommodation in Padstow, cottages offer a wonderful alternative to more expensive hotels. With your very own self-catering Padstow cottage, not only will you save money, you’ll enjoy superior space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality Padstow holiday cottages, ranging from cosy, romantic cottages made for two to large, multi-room cottages ideal for families and groups of friends. Plus, finding and booking your self-catering Padstow accommodation is easy with HouseTrip – you can even do it in as few as six clicks.