A Place to Stay in Padstow
If you mention places in Cornwall Padstow definitely comes to mind. This little harbour town attracts many visitors every year and has no shortage of things to do. Helping to put Padstow on the map is of course Rick Stein and his culinary prowess. Turn pretty much any corner and you will find a Stein's patisserie, seafood restaurant, fish and chips or cooking school! Definitely worth sampling on your Cornish holiday.
The harbour is the place to be, watch the wildlife across the estuary as the fishing boats bob up and down. With a real variety of independent and high street shops, cosy pubs and delicious restaurants, Padstow doesn't disappoint.
If you are needing a place to stay and are looking for a bed and breakfast full of character and style, look no further than Armsyde Bed and Breakfast. This handsome home is just a stone's throw from the harbour and is finished to a high standard. The 18th century former sea merchant's house has been converted into four ensuite rooms, and the breakfast looks fit for a king!
While staying at your Padstow b&b why not stroll to a restaurant and sample one of the many foodie destinations that Padstow has become known for. With Paul Ainsworth at No 6, The Seafood Restaurant, binTwo, The Basement to name a few. Local attractions include the National Lobster Hatchery - actually quite fascinating, and baby lobster are kind of cute! Prideaux Place is a stately home full of history and an afternoon spent watching the deer grazing in the grounds of this Cornish gem is a real treat.
Of course Padstow is also famous for being the end (or the beginning) of the Camel Trail. Once a railway line this flat route winds its way through countryside with woodland and estuary views. There are plenty of places where you can rent bikes and coast along this beautiful route.
There are beaches galore are on your doorstep. Take the ferry or the water taxi across the water to Rock, walk the Southwest Coastal Path and great destinations like Polzeath (ideal for surfing), and Dammer Bay await you.
For boat trips head to the harbour, Wavehunters offer sea safaris where you can take in the stunning marine life and spot seals, puffins and dolphins!
With events throughout the year, Padstow still offers plenty for the visitor, and Armsyde is the perfect place to lay your head after a busy day holidaying!