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Padstow Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 69 photos

It's a foodies 'mecca'

Think of Padstow and you think of Rick Stein, the likeable seafood chef who has put this lovely harbour town on the map.
Padstow was once a quiet little fishing village relatively unheard of before Rick's arrival. Now however it is bursting at the seams! Foodies come from all over to see and taste for themselves the culinary delights of this place.
I like to think he had done a lot of good for the town, though some would disagree. For me anyway a day here was a great experience.

But also delightful place to spend a day...

I came to Padstow quite by accident and it was full of surprises for me. From the fantastic views out over the sea to the quaint and quirky little streets that are tucked in behind the harbour. And the shops...can't forget the shops...lots of nice little boutiques, craft and souvineer, home furnishings and kitchen ware shops.

To eat, shop and enjoy the views...

Of course the place was crowded! As the day wore on it just got busier and busier! Families with children, elderly people and young ones, singles and couples...and all very well behaved. So many people crammed into such a small area and I never witnessed any disturbances or unpleasantness.
It was just a nice day out...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great seafood, good shopping and a wonderful Cornish experience.
  • Cons:Crowded and very busy. Lots of daytrippers.
  • In a nutshell:Who cares about the crowds?...I loved it!
  • Last visit to Padstow: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    Going back to Cornwall soon and we thought we'd check out Rick's famous village too this time.

  • carolynllew's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    I was there earlier this month and it was a wonderful surprise. A good walk and peaceful views!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:06 PM

    I havent seen much of Cornwall but this is another enticing spot - nice page and tips thanks Lou!


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