Padstow is a well known harbour town with a long maritime association of fishing and import and export. The Cornish name for Padstow is Lannwedhenek. Padstow is a small town and a civil parish as well has an active cargo / fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall in the administrative district of North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Padstow is located about a half mile up the mouth of the Camel Estuary opposite the up market resort of Rock.Padstow is best known for its "'Obby 'Oss" festival. Although its origins are unclear, it most likely stems from an ancient fertility rite, perhaps the Celtic festival of Beltane.
A beautiful sandy expanse that is easily accessible at low tide via a walk along the shore from just outside the harbour or via the footpath up past the Memorial Monument on the headland that leads to the sleeping dragon that is stepper point. Hawkers Cove is adjacent to Daymer Bay, which lays a boat ride away on the opposite shore.
During the mid-nineteenth century, ships carrying timber from Canada (particularly Quebec) would arrive at Padstow and offer cheap travel to passengers wishing to emigrate. Shipbuilders in the area would also benefit from the quality of their cargoes. Among the ships that sailed were the barques Clio, Belle and Voluna; and the brig Dalusia. Traditionally a fishing port, Padstow is now a popular tourist destination; although some of its former fishing fleet remains, it is mainly a yachting haven on a dramatic coastline with few easily navigable harbours.
An abundance of gift shops, fish bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. Stunning views of the estuary and up river to the iron bridge and beyond. Boat charter and hire. Departure point for the Jubilee Queen. A day out in Padstow will not disappoint. Central to several fabulous beaches. There is a Tesco store on the outskirts of Padstow with park and ride.The South West Coast Path enables walkers to explore this spectacular section of coast, with Stepper Point and Trevose Head within an easy days walk. Go here for more information on Padstow.Beaches in this area are numerous and easily accessible. Apart from the sandy beaches either side of the estuary, only a short journey takes you to Constantine and Booby's Bay, the lighthouse at Trevose Head or the beaches of Harlyn, Mother Ivy's and many more.Padstow boasts many fine holiday accommodation properties ranging from self catering cottages, barns and houses to bed and breakfast accommodation in Padstow. Some of the most amazing properties are converted barns. Find barns for sale in the UK and reland.