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Things to do in Padstow, Cornwall

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A few of our favourite things

We thought we should let you know a few of our favourite things to do here in Padstow. There are so many amazing restaurants, cafes, beaches, excursions and places to visit; we have named a few of our top picks to help you out.

Out & about in Padstow

We thought we should let you know a few of our favourite things to do here in Padstow. There are so many amazing restaurants, cafes, beaches, excursions and places to visit; we have named a few of our top picks to help you out.

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Eating & Drinking

Bin Two

A quaint little bar serving a wonderful selection of wine, champagne, gin and much more.

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Eating & Drinking

Chough Bakery

Well, we had to include our favourite place for an amazing pasty!

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Beaches

Constantine Bay

A popular surfer’s beach that faces west, straight into the Atlantic and its currents.

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Beaches

George’s Well

One of the smallest and quietest beaches of Padstow, situated on the estuary. A very peaceful beach.

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Eating & Drinking

Golden Lion

The Golden Lion is a friendly oldie-worldly pub, with an open fire and parquet flooring in the public bar. There is a family room where children are made very welcome and a lounge bar to the rear.

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Harbour Inn

Families & dogs welcome, Daily specials board, homemade pies, locally caught fish & shellfish with much more on the full menu. Excellent choice of cask mark traditional beers, Local ciders & lager, Full range of teas & fresh coffee. Pool table, Comfy sofas, Real fire, Sheltered smoking area.

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Beaches

Harlyn Bay

This beach is more popular for swimmers given that it’s shielded from the majority of the Atlantic, but also a popular spot for sitting on the beach and resting.

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Beaches

Hawker’s Cove

One of the most northerly and quiet beaches in Padstow. Hawker’s is perfect for a stroll between the fields and the long stretch of never ending sand.

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Jubilee Queen

The Jubilee Queen offers coastal cruises, weather and sea conditions permitting, from Padstow Harbour to the offshore islands. You might be lucky enough to see a variety of seabirds and marine life. This is a far more relaxed trip than the Speed Boat trip! Information is available daily from boards around the harbour.

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Eating & Drinking

London Inn

The London Inn, Padstow a traditional Cornish Pub full of charm, atmosphere and character.Also boasting The largest selection of cask ale in Padstow town. The London Inn is situated just a minute from Padstow’s working harbour.

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Beaches

Mother Ivey’s Bay

Northwest of Padstow, Mother Ivey’s Bay lies just around the corner from the grand ocean itself. One spot has rock pools, and one step to the left has you looking out to a water thousands of miles distant.

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Eating & Drinking

Paul Ainsworth at No.6

Michelin star food and service in the most amazing setting.

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Beaches

Portcothan Bay

This particular bay is more of a strip of beach, known for its vertical run down to the water. Porthcothan is one of the most accessible beaches.

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Eating & Drinking

Prawn on the Lawn

The most delicious fresh fishes dishes, in tapas style with a twist.

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Prideaux Place

An Elizabethan House with beautiful grounds. The house has something for everyone, from ghost stories to Englands oldest cast iron canon.

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Eating & Drinking

Rojano’s on the Square

Delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices.

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Ruby’s Bar

Owned by Mr Stein, a great bar serving delicious cocktails as well as many other things to imbibe!

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Sea Safari

Padstow Sea Safari’s run from the North Quay. They have a variety of bait trips but all with the intention of finding some amazing sea creatures. All of our clients who have taken a trip on the sea safari have seen dolphins, seals, puffins and much more!

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Shops

Padstow is home to many wonderful independent shops, art galleries and boutiques. Make sure to take a look in a few them before you leave. There might be something you can’t live without!

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Speed Boats

For the thrill seekers among you there are four speed boats running trips from Padstow around the Camel Estuary and passed the beautiful beaches nearby. They run daily, weather permitting, and are definitely worth a trip!

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Eating & Drinking

St. Petroc’s Bistro

Another gem in Rick Stein’s empire but in a more laid-back setting, also if you’re not into fish this is probably the more preferable option.

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Eating & Drinking

Stein’s Fish and Chips

We couldn’t leave it out! If you’re after the most delicious fish and chips head down to the South Quay and you will find Rick Stein’s famous fish and chip restaurant and takeaway. He’s said himself all the fish is ‘prepared with love’, that’s probably why its so tasty!

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The Camel Trail

A trip to Padstow wouldn’t be complete without hiring a bike and cycling the beautiful scenic Camel Trail. Why not see how far you can get?

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The Rock Ferry

A great service from the harbour in Padstow to Rock. It runs all day, giving you plenty of time to explore Rock and maybe stop for a delicious cream tea.

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Eating & Drinking

The Seafood Restaurant

It wouldn’t be a trip to Padstow without visiting one of Mr Stein’s many eateries, this one is well worth the visit! Delicious contemporary fish dishes in a beautiful setting.

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Beaches

Trevone Bay

Trevone is beautiful beach, loved by many. It is a very short walk from the heart of Padstow and is absolutely worth a visit.

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