Padstow is small historic fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall, England famous (and perhaps spoilt) for being the residence of T.V celebrity chef Rick Stein. The town over recent years has expanded greatly, become very up market and expensive and even lost its old fashioned fishing village character, due the crowds who come because of the fame it has gained by featuring on television. Do not let this put you off, it is still a beautiful town to visit (although many now describe it as Cornish London).
Coming from Exeter, take the A30 to Bodmin. then drive through Wadebridge and onto Padstow
The nearest airport is Newquay international, which has daily flights to London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton. When departing from Newquay Airport be prepared to spend 5 pounds extra tax. (used for the extension of the terminal building)
Take a train to Bodmin Parkway (you may have to change trains at Plymouth), there are several of these a day. There are bus connections from Bodmin to Padstow. The timetables of these buses are designed to fit around the big trains arriving.
All places in Padstow its self are within walking distance.
Padstow has a large number of beaches within the local vicinity:
Across the other side of the estuary