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Tel code: 01841 | code search
Postcode: PL28 | code search
Population: 4000
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Folk Customs:
Cornish Midsummer Bonfires
Helston Floral Day Furry Dance
Padstow 'Obby 'Oss
Quinquennial Knill Dance,
St Columb Hurling
Tom Bawcock's Eve

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'Obby 'Oss Celebrations

Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair

Padstow Carnival
Padstow Lifeboat Day

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Little Tregonna B&B
"This is the second time we have stayed here.Mine hosts Jayne and Anthony couldnt do enough for us the breakfast was to die for

Date visited: 9th and 10th sept 2015 ..." More

Seafood Restaurant
"I can honestly say I had one of the top 5 meals of my life here, the ambience is perfect, top competence done with confidence. Food and service are absolutely ..." More

Treglos Hotel
"Stayed at this hotel for a great value four night break during March. Really enjoyed the food and the excellent services in the dining room. Our room was spacious and ..." More

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"The tour of Prideaux Place was so interesting and the cream tea to die for - Liz

The Fish and Chips at Rick Steins is worth queuing for. Excellent quality and ..." More

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Wonderful one night stay at Padstow. Superb hospitality in the R ...More

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Padstow, with its fleet of trawlers, netters and crabbers, and colourful harbour surrounded by pastel-washed medieval houses, is an example of what Cornwall does best - it's a working port which wears a holiday hat.
Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day in Padstow. And when this gets too hectic, then spread your towel on the nearby beach at Harbour Cove, and watch the sails of the passing river traffic. Or get a sailor's view of the Camel Estuary on a boat trip, sailboard or ferry ride.
Take time away from the quayside to explore the port's rich heritage - the hidden curiosities of the Town Trail, the maritime displays in Padstow Museum, and the grounds and lavish interiors of Prideaux Place, home of the Prideaux-Brune family for 400 years and film location for Twelfth Night. On balmy summer evenings there are quayside concerts, where the brass band plays as the sun goes down. And once a year on May Day, Padstow dances to a different tune, when the pagan 'Obby 'Oss is unleashed and the narrow streets throb to the ceaseless drumbeat and wild cavortings of this age-old fertility celebration.
Hotels, guest houses and holiday cottages are never more than a seagull's cry from the water's edge. If Padstow had a visitors' book, it would make for interesting reading. You'd find entries from the prehistoric Beaker folk, from Romans, Celtic Saints and even Viking marauders. Later inhabitants include Sir Walter Raleigh, whose Court House stands on Riverside and the internationally acclaimed Chef Rick Stein. Population 4,000


Constantine Bay
Harlyn Bay
Padstow Museum
Prideaux Place


Dennis Cove Camping
Padstow Holiday Park
Padstow Touring Park


Skipper Cottage Dental Surgery


The Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Cole Rayment & White
Jackie Stanley

Holiday Park

Bay Retreat Villas

Pub and Bar

Farmers Arms
Harbour Inn
Harlyn Inn
London Inn
The Harlyn Inn
Tredrea Inn


Clipper (The)

Focsle (The)
Harbour Inn
London Inn
Number 6
Pescadou Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Seven Bays Bistro
St Petroc's Bistro


Padstow Primary School
St Merryn Primary School


22 Bay Retreat
Cornish Traditional Cottages
Padstow Breaks


M Bird


A 2 B Taxis

Padstow Cabs


The Strand
C J Shoes
Kevin Platt Galleries
Blue Monkey Gallery
Steins Patisserie
The Peter Morris Pasty Shop
The Chough Bakery
Treyarnon Bay Beach Stores
Porthcothan Bay Stores
Victorian Tea Room
Greens Cafe
Basement Cafe
Chip Ahoy
Quayside Cafe
Cornish Delights
The Buttermilk Shop

Country Goodness
Panache Gifts
The Waters Edge Gift Shop
The Famous Little Store
The Padstow Mussel Co
The Craft Cabin
White Stuff


Padstow Sealife Safaris(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Padstow Cycle Hire(Cycling)
Cornish Bird(Fishing)
The Padstow Angling Centre(Fishing)
Explore The Shore(Outdoor Pursuits)
Tresallyn Riding Stables Padstow(Riding)
Harlyn Surf School(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Padstow

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Padstow Breaks (0.11 miles)

Padstow Breaks
Padstow breaks has two boutiques flats suitable for couples. Both apartments are fully equipped to a high standard and have flat screen TVs with DVD players as well as ipod/CD players in each. Each apartment ... More | visit website
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Cross House Hotel (0.12 miles)

Cross House Hotel

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Charming Georgian house with Grade II listing set in the Cornish harbour town of Padstow. Recently refurbished and beautifully furnished to a very high standard. Our aim is to combine the ... More

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The Metropole Hotel (0.19 miles)

The Metropole Hotel

More often than not, the 4 star Metropole hotel is the first sight you notice on entering the vibrant town of Padstow, aka the sea food capital of Great Britain (thanks in the main to ... More | visit website


Seafood Restaurant (0.20 miles)

Seafood Restaurant
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Symply Padstow (0.23 miles)

Symply Padstow
Symply Padstow is a quality bed & breakfast accommodation for the discerning visitor in Padstow, North Cornwall.

Located just a stone's throw from the quayside shops, restaurants and romantic harbour. The picturesque harbour-town of ... More | visit website
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Pendeen House (0.23 miles)

Pendeen House

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Pendeen House overlooks Padstow’s Camel Estuary with beautiful views to Rock & Daymer Bay. Four ensuite rooms, including a family room. Decked terrace and spacious dining room. Just three minutes ... More

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Old Custom House (0.28 miles)

Old Custom House

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Standing in an imposing position on the quayside, the Customs and Excise building was well respected by the smugglers in the 1800’s. After refurbishment it’s still one of the finest ... More

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Damara House (0.33 miles)

Damara House
Damara House is the first house within the Padstow town boundary and is bounded on the west side by fields. It is tranquil and peaceful offering stunning, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside while still ... More | visit website
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Well Parc Hotel (1.47 miles)

Well Parc Hotel
The hotel is beautifully situated in almost two acres of grounds overlooking miles of glorious coastline, with Trevose Head to the left and the famous Round Hole of Trevone to the right. The Well Parc, ... More | visit website
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Molesworth Manor (1.92 miles)

Molesworth Manor
Molesworth Manor is a licensed guesthouse in a former rectory dating from the early 17th Century. It is situated in an attractive garden, 2 miles from the pretty fishing port of Padstow, and provides comfortable ... More | visit website

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