Holidays in North Cornwall
Seven Bays for Seven Days
Padstow is on the mouth
of the Camel Estuary is a small, picturesque fishing port with a tidal
harbour, where tourists can relax on the quayside and watch the towns
busy waterside activity. This region of North Cornwall is known its
natural beauty - its rugged coastline, quiet coves and fabulous walks
- all combining to make it a must-visit.
Padstow harbor is surrounded by a busy collection of narrow streets
- lined with gift shops, cafes, galleries and novelty shops.
The town has become a gastronomic Mecca, with people traveling many
miles to experience the quality of the restaurants based in the town
and the surrounding area - particularly restaurants of celebrity chefs
including Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth.
Padstow's location on the Camel Estuary, is directly across the river
from Rock and Daymer Bay - Both with excellent family beaches that can
be accessed by the regular passenger ferry service that runs from Padstow
across to Rock.
and the Camel Estuary are well known for the quality of the local beaches.
The area including Trevone, Harlyn and Constantine bay - offers no less
than 7 bays each with its own sandy beach - literally 7 Bays for
The town is the Start and End point for the Camel Cycle Trail,
with cycles and bikes being on hire at the quayside, allowing the tourist
to explore the trail down to Wadebridge and for the more adventurous,
onto the slopes of Bodmin moor beyond.