Padstow Harbour, Padstow
Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Tourist Spots
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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This is a very pleasant area and very interesting. It is a working harbour so there is lots to see. There are lotsof good shops to visit too.
We've visited Brixham and its Harbour just the day before. The setting of both places is quite similar: Nice views, lots of shops and restaurants, colourful and nice buildings. But Padstow is just so ... read more »
Padstow - Dog stow ..... What a lovely harbour town spoiled by the number of dogs everywhere and dog mess left by inconsiderate owners.
Absolutely love it here, so quaint with so much to see. Can get very busy in tourist season though.
Attractive, bustling harbour with a large array of eateries and independent retailers. Highly recommended.
Very picturesque, old fishing village harbour, lots of shops to look around and plenty of local food to enjoy.
Just a nice harbour town.
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