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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).

Get in

By Road

Coming from Exeter, take the A30 to Bodmin. then drive through Wadebridge and onto Padstow

By Air

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)

By Train

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.

Get around

All places in Padstow its self are within walking distance.


  • The National Lobster Hatchery, [1]. Located on the south quay, the national lobster hatchery rear lobsters to return back to the sea to relieve the strain from modern pressures.
  • Prideaux Place, [2]. An old house located at the top of Padstow.
  • Padstow Lifeboat Station,[3]. The station is located just outside of padstow at Trevose head. The lifeboat station is open during the day to the public.


  • The Camel trail - Cycle along the Camel trail to Wadebridge.

Padstow has a large number of beaches within the local vicinity:

  • St George's Well -
  • Harbour Cove/Tregirls -
  • Trevone-
  • Harlyn Bat -
  • Mother Ivys -
  • Booby's Bay -
  • Constantine Bay
  • Treyarnon Bay
  • Porthcothan

Across the other side of the estuary

  • Rock beach
  • Daymer Bay
  • Polzeath



  • Rick Stein fish and chips on the south quay
  • Rojanos


  • The London Inn - 6, Lanadwell St, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AN Tel: +44 1841 532554
  • The Golden Lion Hotel - Lanadwell Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AN Tel: +44 1841 532797
  • The Shipwrights Inn - North Quay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AF Tel: +44 1841 532451
  • The Old Custom House Hotel - South Quay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BL Tel: +44 1841 532359
  • The R Bar -
  • The Old Ship Hotel -
  • The Harbour Inn - Strand Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BC Tel: +44 1841 533148


  • The Metropole

Camping and Caravanning

Padstow Touring Park (+44 1841 532061)

Padstow Caravan Hire

Get out

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