- Padstow is an old
fishing harbour with wonderful views beaches and walks. Before the
advent of the railway, Padstow was the premier port on the North
Cornwall coast, but the gradual silting up of the River Camel led to
- One of the least spoilt of Cornish fishing
ports. Narrow streets, pastel washed medieval houses, bustling waterfront and renowned
restaurants. Archaeological evidence from the surrounding area
indicates a thriving trade with the Mediterranean area in pre
history, Trevose Head and lighthouse should be visited
- Today it is a popular
holiday resort. Highlight of the Calendar comes on May Day with the
'obby 'oss festivities in a ritual that began in pagan times, the
heathen god, represented by an 'oss, is led through the streets by
the teaser and followed by dancers in white.
Events: ‘Obby ‘Oss day, Carnival, Fish & Ships Festival.
Places to see
Trerice, Newquay Zoo, Prideaux Place —
beautiful Elizabethan Mansion House set in 60 acres, Padstow Museum, Camel Trail.
beach (St.Georges Well )
St.Georges Well is the
nearest beach to Padstow and has good sand at high water. Ten minutes
on is Harbour Cove you will find sand at lower states of the tide. The
sand is fine and gently shelves with plenty of room for beach games at
low tide. Padstow has good facilities as well as boat trips.
- Local towns and villages to visit..
- Port Isaac
- Sea Fishing in
Newquay from the Camel Estuary and beach at Perranporth. Shark
fishing can be arranged from Newquay.
- Sailing on the Camel Estuary. Harbour authorities
should be consulted about off shore sailing.
- Newquay is the main centre. Surf-boards can be
hired on all the main beaches. Championships are often held at
Padstow Caravan and Camping