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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.