"Padstow" Cornwall Things to Do Tip by King_Golo

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  Pensioneers relaxing at the harbour
by King_Golo

Padstow had been recommended to me before we went to Cornwall, so I was really looking forward to finally getting there. However, it was a bit of a disappointment. It's a nice little town, but extremely touristy and lacking the charm of similar places like St Ives. There are simply too many souvenir shops and restaurants. The harbour is a nice place to pause for some time, but apart from that I didn't enjoy Padstow too much. Apparently, you can get a great meal there if you're into seafood, but as I don't eat fish that was no reason to stay. It might be better to skip Padstow in favour of nearby Port Isaac.

Directions: Accessible via the A389 from the A39

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 22, 2012
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