Padstow is a vibrant Cornish town with plenty of charm and a unique character. Situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, Padstow was originally a fishing port but is now popular with tourists who visit every year to experience the Cornish Coast and Padstow’s eclectic selection of quirky shops and restaurants. The bustling harbour area is absolutely beautiful and the old town shopping village with its art galleries, cafes and bars, wraps around it. You can charter a boat from the harbour or book a Sealife Safari to explore the oceans via speedboat for dolphins and other marine wildlife.
Padstow Attractions – There are some brilliant attractions in this area including The Camel Trail, Crealy Park and The National Lobster Hatchery. The camel Trail is an 18 mile cycling and walking trail stretching between Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. Ideal for a leisurely cycle ride, the Camel Trail is mostly flat. Crealy Park is a great day out for the whole family with rides and family entertainment and the National Lobster Hatchery is a great half an hour stop off on a rainy day. There are some spectacular sandy beaches near Padstow. Harlyn Bay is a wonderful sandy beach to relax, sunbathe or try your hand at surfing or there is Constantine Bay beach which is larger, great for rock pooling and dog friendly. There are many water sports you can try on the beach with stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing all very popular.
Padstow Film Locations – Cornwall is a well-known filming location due to its stunning natural scenery and Padstow is no exception. Prideax Place, a beautiful Elizabethan manor with gardens overlooking Padstow harbour, has played host to many film and TV crews in the recent past. Episodes of Most Haunted, Antiques Roadshow have been filmed here as well as a production of Twelfth Night featuring Helena Bonham Carter. Consequently, Prideax Place is a must see location for history buffs, film fanatics and gardening aficionado’s alike.