The harbour at Padstow (in North Cornwall) is the main attraction of this town, where pleasure and fishing boats are moored together, cafes and quayside inns look out over the calm waters. A favourite area for both visitors and locals alike, there are many seats placed around the harbour walls for you to sit and take in the views, or contemplate your day.
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Situated on the west side of the River Camel in North Cornwall, the town has an ancient and colourful history with many medieval buildings, and crooked lanes leading down to the port and harbour.
Rick Stein’s Eateries
Padstow is renowned for its freshly caught produce, which is landed from the fishing boats on the South Jetty. It’s also recognised as the location for Rick Stein’s television series. So enamoured was he of the area of the area and the local produce, that he opened 5 restaurants and cafes there. The Bistro in St Petroc, The Seafood Restaurant, The Seafood Deli, Rick Stein’s Café and Steins Patisserie. The latter matches anything you can find on the streets of Italy or France, with such delicacies as gateaux, pastries, fruit tarts and bread, whereas the Deli provides hot snacks of Mexican fish tacos, stir fried salt and pepper squid and Goan fish curry.
In addition, there are many other first-class cafes, pubs and restaurants selling and serving the fantastic locally sourced and produced sumptuous food.
Around the Area
Aside from the town and harbour, there are many other activities to occupy your time in the area. Take to the Camel Trail, the old railway track, near Wadebridge on your cycle or take a walk along the estuary footpaths to one of the beaches at Polzeath or Daymer Bay. Ride the ferry over the river to the village of Rock, popular with celebrities and even royalty. Outside the main summer season life in Padstow slows to a more unhurried pace, with time to wander along the quayside, watch the fishermen tend their nets or stroll along the deserted beaches.
Padstow Christmas Festival – 3rd to 6th December
This annual festival is one of the UK’s finest, bringing together local food producers, crafting folk and celebrity chefs to prepare for Christmas celebrations. Set alongside the harbour, there are numerous cookery demonstrations alongside over 100 stalls with an assortment of home-made produce, products and gifts for sale.
Father Christmas will make an appearance, arriving on a horse-drawn Victorian bus. With live music, a carol concert, lantern parade and an impressive fireworks display there is plenty to occupy the family over this Christmas festival weekend.
Climate conditions for Padstow in North Cornwall
In its sheltered position on the western side of the River Camel estuary, Padstow enjoys a very gentle climate, enabled by the flow of the Gulf Stream around the Cornish coastline. During the winter there are very few days of frost and it is also very rare to experience snow. This makes it an ideal location for a late Autumn or Winter break.
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