Padstow, puts you at the heart of a busy angling port where historic customs and traditions blend easily with new attitudes creating an interesting environment that would appeal to anyone with a love of culture and history. Whilst it retains all the charm of an authentic Cornwall sea side resort with excellent views of the magnificent Camel Estuary and Rock.
The town offers a wide of range of boutique shops, galleries or you could take a ferry rides to Rock or perhaps visit the medieval gardens.
This sea port draws holiday makers all year round to stay in a self catering cottage, whatever the weather, to its untouched character as a medieval (and still functioning) angling port surrounded by superb sandy beaches. Beyond the port you will find a calm atmosphere in the narrow streets, with colour washed holiday properties and homes.
Padstow was also made famous by Rick Stein, celebrity chef who is known for his restaurants, cafes and cookery school in Padstow and a tavern in nearby St Merryns, offering delicious tavern food.
Padstow is also well known for its Obby Oss Festival which takes place on the 1st May each year celebrating the coming of Summer, in which an open air concerts is performed on the bandstand next to the sea port.
If it is the waterfront life you are after there are seven sandy bay beaches within a ten minutes journey, including Constantine Bay and connected Booby’s Bay, Harlyn Bay and Padstow Bay, most of which are tremendous for surfing, swimming, rock pooling and have life guard cover in the busy summer months.
Delight in a boat trip to Puffin Island, try your hand at sea angling, hire a speed boat or take a trip on the ferry across to the sailing resort of Rock.
St Ives has many interesting family days out to offer, the Eden project being one of the most popular, offering an educational fun filled day, situated at St Austell. It is known as the world’s largest conservatory, with its steam filled jungle and waterfall, architecture and first class gardens. The Tate Gallery in the centre of St Ives and is open all year round, except the Christmas period, offering a chance to view famous artists work from around the world.
Blue Reef Aquarium, in the centre of Newquay, be amazed by the marine and tropical species and underwater tunnels.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway, with three different miniature railway lines running through beautiful countryside where wildlife live in an sheltered environment. Fun for all the family!
Newquay Zoo, award winning fun for the whole family, with 130 species to see, explore the dragon maze.
Prideaux Place, A beautiful Elizabethan house overlooking the picturesque harbor of Padstow, with history dating back through 14 generation.
The nearby Camel cycle trail, which follows the picture perfect stream estuary to Wadebridge and Bodmin.
Within walking distance is the golden sands of St George's Well, Tregirls Cove and Hawkers Cove.
For the sporty holiday maker there are golf courses and tennis courts on hand.
The small village of Port Isaac has quaint narrow streets lined with slate and whitewashed homes and holiday cottages, the old village is situated in the harbor and the more modern area up on the headlands. You can view fisherman landing their catch in the pretty harbor or stroll through the streets taking in the relaxing atmosphere.
Tintagel, popular with all ages, is a great getaway for a short break or long break in a self catering cottage, offering some of the best beaches and a dramatic coastline. You can enjoy a range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Looe is a great place to take a holiday cottage, it has lovely sandy beaches ideal for sandcastle competitions or just to relax and watch the day go by. There are a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. Look out for the dolphins that can sometimes be spotted in the bay.
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