We have just come back from a fantastic weeks holiday in Padstow. It was our first holiday there and we absolutely loved it. We’d hired a cottage in the middle of Padstow, slightly back from the hustle & bustle of the harbour side. The cottage was a good size and, for once, very well equipped and homely. (Sunbeam Cottage, if you’re interested). Upon arrival, our host Wendy told us the best places to walk the dogs, how to get to them avoiding the harbour crowds and most frugally – where we could park for free for the week!
Obviously we were away during the first week of the world cup so football was quite high on the agenda. We quickly earmarked good pubs that were showing the football (London Inn, Golden Lion and Shipwright’s) and made it our business to be in one or other of them for any game we wanted to watch!
Padstow is *very* dog-friendly so they were allowed in everywhere that we tried to get in. All the pubs and a lot of the shops welcomed people with dogs. It made a nice change I have to say!
While we were there we hired bikes and cycled the camel trail to Wadebridge (another very nice place), walked some of the coastal path, went on the beaches, build a sandcastle (more of which later), lounged around in the grassy areas, ate out a lot! and visited Rick Stein’s deli and patisserie. Mark also went on a boat trip out to “Puffin” Island (mainly cormorants & gulls, not puffins!)
All in all, we had a fab week and are likely to return. I would definitely recommend Padstow for a visit 🙂
Here are a few snaps….