A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc in and around Padstow and The Camel Estuary in Cornwall.
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Padstow, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Popular and astonishingly beautiful location
Food, drink and exquisite landscape in which to walk them off. Includes a stunning walled harbour and exceptional views of the Camel Estuary.

Padstow, a small fishing port, is located on the west bank of the Camel Estuary, part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Across the water is Rock. There's some serious wealth around here but it's easy to see why it's such a popular place to live and visit. The beaches, for example, are exceptional: Rock Beach and Dunes, Harbour Cove and Hawker's Cove Beach, Gun Point and St George's Cove and Daymer Bay.

South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path passes through Padstow on its way to Stepper Point or across the water to Rock and then up to Pentire Point. You can hire bikes and head off on the The Camel Trail.

People tend to associate Padstow with chef Rick Stein but the town's heaving with high quality places to eat and drink. On sunny days, the harbour area gets packed out. There's ample parking space provided but owing to its popularity it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot.

We've researched this area in every season and don't discount visiting in the less fashionable winter months. On a bright day, the area is hard to beat.


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Padstow Harbour

Located in Padstow, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Very popular harbour area looking out across the River Camel and Estuary to Rock. Packed with pubs, restaurants (this is Rick Stein country), coffee shops, shops etc. Parking by harbour wall...

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National Lobster Hatchery

Located in Padstow, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Project based in Padstow to conserve lobsters. 'Local fishermen bring “pregnant” female lobsters in to us, to give them a chance to release their delicate offspring in captivity, where there are no predators' (source: Na...

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The Camel Trail, Cornwall

Located in Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Camel Trail is a disused railway track converted into a trail for cycling, walking, running and horse riding. The Trail runs between Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. From the Bodmin area, the Trail heads north to Pole...

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The Metropole, Padstow
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 50; Rates: £55 - £169 Per Night

One of the few Padstow hotels with free parking, the 4-star Metropole mixes Victorian and modern styles There is an AA Rosette restaurant and superb views of the town and Camel Estuary...

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Higher Trevorrick Country House, Wadebridge
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Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: £98 - £98 Per Night

In large gardens, between Padstow and Wadebridge, overlooking the Camel Estuary and Rock, Higher Trevorrick offers stylish luxury rooms and traditional Cornish breakfasts...

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Adelin Lodge
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Approximately 1.5 miles away.

Rates: £312 - £717 Per Week

A few minutes' drive from the fishing harbour and Rick Stein's famous restaurants in Padstow this very comfortable and attractively furnished property is one of a group of privately owned holiday cottages. Fine s...

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