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Padstow Harbour, Padstow

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Numerous bars, shops, and restaurants attract thousands of visitors to Padstow Harbour, a small fishing port made famous by celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth. Walk around the area to observe and photograph an idyllic scene of fishing and pleasure craft rocking side by side on their moorings, as local children fish for crabs from the harbor wall. Several popular quayside inns and cafes overlook the calm waters, drawing both residents and tourists to drop by for an evening meal and a few drinks with friends, just as the sun sets over the harbor. Located just north of this area, a convenient visitor center offers various tourist services, information, and maps of the harbor and the surrounding region. Add Padstow Harbour and other attractions to your Padstow trip itinerary using our Padstow vacation generator.
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  • Stayed in a small cottage in the centre of Padstow with easy access to all pubs and restaurants. There is good bus services to travel along the coast which was ideal for us as we were walking the Sout...  more »
  • A lovely place to visit. Off season parking by harbour is easy. Plenty of places to eat or drink. Chough Bakery a must for a super Cornich pasty. Walk up trying Hill to left facing sea and you will ge...  more »
  • We have been visiting Padstow for well over 40 years and from childhood through growing up and marriage to taking our own children have always considered Padstow as one of our favorite Cornish towns. ...  more »
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  • A nice little harbour. A few local shops in the area and boat trips. In season there is occasionally something going on by the harbour, singers, band etc. Nice and tranquil. Dog friendly area with a few walks leading away from the harbour and along the coast. Car parking is tight, but a larger car park further along the sea wall. Gets busy in season.
  • Beautiful in a word! So much to do and see. One thing along the Camel trail there should be more dog waste bins as people are NOT clearing up after their dog!!!! it spoils it for everyone inc dog owners! Padstow is so dog friendly which a fab so we ALL should respect the local town and people.
  • Great day out, kids enjoyed crabbing in the harbour. Plenty of great food around in the form of restaurants and quick food. Some lovely little shops selling gifts and other bits
  • The only port of refuge in North Cornwall, where you can stay afloat. Excellent staff, reasonable prices for berthing.
  • Lost and need directions for anyway they are fantastic