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Padstow Hometown Guide

Harbourside cafes, suntrap courtyards and independent shops. Here’s how to spend the perfect day in Padstow.  

With its working harbour and classic Cornish charm, Padstow is a must-visit in Cornwall. The famous fishing village is loved for its fresh seafood, bustling lanes and local eateries – but if you look further afield there are plenty more gems to discover. 

Where to eat in Padstow

Prawn on the Lawn is a fish-lovers dream. The Michelin-recommended restaurant serves a daily (and sometimes even hourly) changing menu depending on what the local fishermen have caught. They also champion other local suppliers including organic wine from Trevibban Mill, beer from Padstow Brewing Company and locally grown herbs from a farm just down the road.  

Where to get coffee in Padstow

Based right on the harbour, Chough Bakery is a must visit. Their coffee beans are sourced from local Cornish roasteries for that delicious freshly roasted flavour. We love to get a takeaway with a few sweet treats and enjoy it in the sunshine with a nice view of the harbour. 

If you're nearby at lunchtime, make sure to try one of Chough’s award-winning pasties. They are made to a traditional recipe and hand crimped at their local bakery – absolutely delicious. 

What to do in Padstow

For a family-friendly adventure, try Padstow Sealife Safaris. From 1-hour trips to full days out, they offer a selection of memorable wildlife tours. Seals, dolphins and even puffins are often spotted. It’s such a lovely way to explore more of Cornwall and get to know the coastline. 

For something slightly more relaxed, Trevibban Mill Vineyard is well worth a visit. They’re only an 11-minute drive (or taxi) away from the centre of Padstow, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by Cornish countryside. Take a tour of the vineyard and winery, or book in for a wine tasting session to enjoy the most delicious Cornish wines. 

Where to walk in Padstow 

If you want to stretch your legs, the Camel Trail winds through the countryside towards Bodmin along a disused railway line. The route is paved and level, making it great for a bike ride. The full route is 18 miles long, but we just like to pick up sections of it for a nice, easy stroll with beautiful views across the Camel Estuary. 

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