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Family Friendly Attractions Around Padstow

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An August 2012 trip to Padstow by Joy S

Sunday & School Cottages Photo, Padstow, England More Photos
Quote: We spent a week in this delightful Cornish town - there is so much for a family to see and do in a week

Sunday & School Cottages

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Sunday & School Cottages Photo, Padstow, England
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We found this lovely cottage while searching the internet for a place to stay in Padstow. We loved how it looked in the pictures and booked it straightaway - about 12 months before we had our holiday. What a find it was. In the pictures it looked beautiful, in reality it did not disappoint at all, in fact it exceeded our expectations - a rare thing indeed.The cottage has room for 8 people and is right in the heart of Padstow, so very convenient for the shops, harbour and all the other things you can do here. It is Grade II listed, so of historical significance and very beautiful from the outside. It was built in the 1800';s as part of the original old school in Padstow, where, at one ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 30, 2012

Sunday & School Cottages
2 Ruthy's Lane
Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AZ
01789 450214

Padstow Harbour and Quayside

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Padstow Harbour and Quayside Photo, Padstow, England
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Padstow is a great place to stay and the ideal base for touring and exploring North Cornwall. I can't recommend it highly enough. It is a fishing port and is one of the oldest towns in the county - it dates right back to the 6th century. We thought it was truly delightful, full of character and really beautiful. Despite the huge volumes of tourists who pass through and visit Padstow each year, it has not lost one bit of its character and remains truly unspoilt. There are no amusement arcades or other such tourist attractions, just a lovely little fishing town and an old fashioned air.The town lies on the estuary of the Camel River. It is not on the coast, but you still feel as if you...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 31, 2012

Padstow Harbour and Quayside
North Cornwall Coast
Padstow, Cornwall
+44 (1841) 532239

National Lobster Hatchery

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National Lobster Hatchery Photo, Padstow, England
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The National Lobster Hatchery is worth a visit - particularly if it is raining! You don't need a lot of time here, allow maybe 45 minutes, but it is quite interesting and educational. They are a charity organisation, whose aim is to maintain the lobster population in Cornwall. It is good to support them in this work. It is very easy to find - on the South Quay, just opposite all the Rick Stein shops and overlooking the water. It is open every day from 10am and the entrance fee is £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children. The ticket is valid for 12 months, so you can come and go as much as you like in that time.There is a nice little shop at the entrance selling very cute l...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 1, 2012

National Lobster Hatchery
South Quay
Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BL
01841 533877

The Beaches and Rock

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The ferry to Rock Photo, Padstow, England
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We loved spending time at the beaches around Padstow - you are definitely spoilt for choice. There are several within walking distance which are ideal for families. We are not into surfing and big waves, if you are, you need to drive a little further out. If you want sheltered coves and safe paddling, then Padstow beaches are the places for you.The beaches in the Padstow area are golden and sandy and sheltered. The waters of the Atlantic wash onto the shore - nice to paddle in, but always chilly to say the least. If you use the coastal path to walk to the beach, you will be rewarded with spectacular views from the cliff tops.One of our favourite beaches was St George's Wel...Read More

Padstow Walks

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Tregirls beach Photo, Padstow, England
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There are lots of lovely scenic walks all around Padstow - you are spoilt for choice. A must-do though is the coastal path - or at least part of it. The views are lovely and it is a very enjoyable activity. We found a lovely walk that took us partly on the beach, partly on the coastal path and up to the war memorial at Padstow for spectacular views of the estuary. It is about 3 miles, relatively easy walking with a bit of an incline but nothing too strenuous. We actually enjoyed this walk so much we did it twice, once in each direction on a lovely sunny day and then on a wet day - quite a different experience.If you start in Padstow just at the harbour, walk along the North Quay, pas...Read More

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Joy S

Joy S
Manchester, United Kingdom