Solid stone buildings and pretty old fishermen’s cottages huddle around the harbour, whilst further up the hill you will find classic high-ceilinged Victorian and Georgian villas enjoying breathtaking views across the estuary. Fine sandy beaches are a joy, perfect for families with numerous water-sport activities to enjoy. You will be spoilt for choice by the abundance of fine restaurants and fantastic eateries, which include the renowned Rick Stein restaurants and cafes and Paul Ainsworth Michelin Starred, No 6 . The Camel Trail is a wonderful way to enjoy the views over the estuary and river with a dedicated foot and cycle trail that runs along its banks and links the town to Wadebridge and in turn on to Bodmin.
If you’d like to know more about Rock & the Camel Estuary you can see our area guide here>
Paul Ainsworth at Padstow
We talk to one of Padstow’s finest, Paul Ainsworth, the celebrity chef and businessman behind Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Rojano’s in the Square and Padstow Townhouse, all located in Padstow, Cornwall. Read all about him and his restaurants and rooms here >
OUR INSIDERS GUIDE TO padstow
As famous for its food as its fisheries, the picturesque town of Padstow sits on the west side of the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall and is home to the likes of Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth. Here’s our guide to all the things you must do, see and eat when you visit >
LIQUID LUNCHES ON THE NORTH CORNWALL
We tend to visit restaurants because of the irresistible dishes on their menus, and the drinks are usually just an afterthought. But what if the liquid element of your meal is your priority? Well, worry no more, because we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places in and around North Cornwall where the drinks are just as, if not more, important than the food >