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Padstow

 

Padstow Holidays

Situated on the North Cornish coast this working fishing harbour town boasts sandy beaches along the River Camel.

Dining Out

Self catering in Padstow offers so much choice as there are many restaurants to choose from including Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Rick Stein's Cafe, Stein's Fish and Chips, Rojano's in the Square and The Cornish Arms in St, Merryn.

Things to do in Padstow

Boat and Fishing Trips

Situated on the banks of the River Camel, Padstow is only 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, making it the perfect place for exploring both river and ocean

Ferry

The Black Tor ferry runs a daily service between Padstow and Rock. The trip lasts about 5 minutes and it's a great way to see Padstow and the estuary.

Cruises

The Jubilee Queen runs one hour cruises from Padstow Harbour throughout the main season and Padstow Sealife Safaris runs 1 and 2 hour trips around the local coastline.

Walking

To the north of the town and accessible by the coast path is a super stretch of sand from St Georges Cove to Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove. 

The walk from Padstow to St Georges Cove takes about 10 minutes with views across the estuary. Harbour Cove is just further along the coast. The walk out to the headland to Stepper Point provides the most stunning views of the estuary including Daymer Bay, Rock and up the estuary to the old Iron Bridge which is part of the Camel Trail. 

Obby Oss Day

This traditional Cornish event starts on May eve and celebrations last all day on 1st May with singing dancing colourful outfits and lots of flowers.

The Camel Trail

This stretch of cycle path follows a dis-used railway line between Padstow and Bodmin, passing through Wadebridge. With stunning views along the way through the Cornish countryside, passing the Camel Valley Vineyard and Bodmin Steam Railway. For the more adventurous you can stray off the path to discover local villages, or venture past Bodmin on to Bodmin Moor. 

Filming Locations

Cornwall has been a popular location for filming for many years and Padstow and its neighbours are no exception.

Doc Martin

The BBC TV series Doc Martin is filmed in the village of Port Isaac. If you are familiar with the story you will recognise the village immediately and you may even recognise some of the locals, many who have been extras in Doc Martin.  Port Isaac is also the home of the folk group The Fisherman's Friends so you may be treated to some Sea Shanty singing when they play locally in the summer.

Rick Stein

Padstow's most famous resident, Rick Stein has filmed many programmes in the area.

Rosamunde Pilcher

Prideaux Place in Padstow has been used as a locating for the TV dramatisation of some of Rosamunde Pilcher's books including Coming Home, along with several other German television shows. Prideaux Place has also been used in filming for Twelfth Night and ITV's Wycliffe.

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Fifteen Autumn Fayre

Amazing local produce, delicious fresh food and cookery demonstrations by Cornwall's best chefs.

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC Autumn 2017 

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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!

2nd Dec - 24th Dec 2017

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!

Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!

7th Dec - 10th Dec 2017

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.

Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

9th Dec - 30th Dec 2017 

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St Pirans Day

Patron Saint of Cornwall and Tinners. Events occur throughout the county. 

5th March 2018

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Fifteen Spring Farmers' Market

Local suppliers and growers celebrate the start of the growing year showcasing everything from fresh fish to local meat, from store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread, it is all here!

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC March 2018

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.

7th May 2018

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also includes a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

June & July 2018

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

6th - 7th July 2018

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.

TBC August 2018

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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

28th - 31st August 2018

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World Bellyboard Championships

The World Bellyboard Championships is open to all ages and abilites and takes place at Chapel Porth, St Agnes. The only rules?... No wetsuits or surfboards allowed!

TBC September 2018 

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Mining & Pasty Festival, Redruth

Celebrating the Cornish pasty and Cornwall's mining heritage, Redruth brings you a cultural three day event. Try your hand at pasty making, join the pilgrimage, and finish off with a concert to remember. Fun for all the family. 

TBC September 2018

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Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!

TBC September 2018

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