10 things that are great about Padstow, Cornwall

Having recently been on holiday to Padstow in Cornwall for a second time I sat thinking about what 10 things make it great. Here are my thoughts

1.LocationIt’s very easy to drive to Padstow. Just follow the M5 and then A30.  Now the A30 is dual carriageway all the way it’s even faster. Traffic is slow sometimes but seems to keep moving well. It’s only 25-30mins away from Newquay airport if you need to fly.

2. The Camel Estuary – On a sunny or rainy day it’s simply stunning. Just look at the photo below. England at its best.

3.Paul Ainsworth at No 6 – In my opinion perhaps one of the best restaurants I have eaten in across the world. Stunning . Book early though.

4. The Ferry – Love the ferry to Rock and back. Only £4 return and opens up a lovely walk to Polzeath and Daymar Bay.

5.Prideux Place – Hidden Gem at the back of Padstow. The owners used to own all the land in Padstow so the guide said .Visit and see for yourself.

6.Harbour Cove Beach – Lovely beach about 15 mins walk along the coastal path. Just opposite the famous Doom Bar. Great place to find isolation.

7.The London Inn – Super pub owned by St Austell Brewery. Live music. Good pint of Tribute bitter and lovely staff. Good night or two had in here.

8.The Harbour – Very picturesque and very busy in the day sometimes. Once the crowds have left it’s very peaceful in the evening.

9.Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant – Mr Stein has several establishments in town but this is my favourite. It’s not cheap but well worth the money especially for lunch. Book early though in peak season.

10.The Golden Lion – Another lovely pub in the heart of Padstow. Serves a good selection of drinks and also has a dining area. Reallly enjoyed the nights here.

Padstow is a wonderful place to holiday with enough for everyone. If you have not been for a holiday or day trip do try and go.

Don’t miss out on the wonderful restaurants for sure …. oh and the ferry.

You can follow me @hardyneil or @hardy_travel

If you have any questions drop me a line neil@hardytravel.co.uk

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