Padstow is a seaside town and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall. The town is located on the west bank of the River Camel estuary.
Padstow is also famous for Rick Stein's restaurant and cafes.
The area is a great location for the more active as:
- The South West Coast Path runs on both sides of the River Camel estuary and crosses from Padstow to Rock via the Black Tor ferry.
- The Saints' Way is a long distance footpath which runs from Padstow to Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall.
- The Camel Trail cycleway is a 28 km (17 mile) route which follows the course of the former railway from Padstow. It is available to walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is also suitable for disabled access.
If you want to relax more then the beaches around Padstow are excellent, although none in the town itself the peninsular has many choices and a short ferry over to Rock will also give more opportunities.