Here is an example of what Cornwall does best: a working port, which is also an extremely busy and popular holiday destination. Nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, Padstow offers wonderful holiday opportunities.
The Town with its colourful harbour, surrounded by pastel-washed medieval houses, attracts visitors for itself. For the active and adventurous, Padstow offers a range of activities including walking and cycling, the world famous Camel Trail, the South West Coastal Footpath, water sports including fishing, surfing and sailing and golf on the seaside links of Trevose, St Enodoc, and the nearby Merlin Golf Club.
It’s doesn’t have to be all action. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend the day. And if this is too hectic, spend the afternoon relaxing at peaceful Harbour Cove with its lovely sandy beach and fabulous views of the Camel Estuary, or take a ferry trip across to Rock and visit the hushed church of St Enodoc where Sir John Betjeman is buried. Padstow is surrounded by glorious, clean sandy beaches – no less than seven bays are within a five-minute drive, as are the villages of St Merryn, St Issey, Little Petherick and St Ervan.
Padstow has become a famous ‘foodies’ paradise, with resident celebrity chef Rick Stein leading a brace of high quality local restaurants offering everything from Fish and Chips to fine cuisine.
Add an outstanding range of designer and boutique shops, to the mix and Padstow really does have it all. Padstow in North Cornwall is just a 30 minute drive from or Luxury hotel and lodge accommodation at Hustyns.