The Old Chapel, Burlawn



Padstow has increased its fame of late through Rick Stein.  His main Seafood Restaurant does have a fantastic menu, but you do need to book well in advance to get a table - particularly in the Summer.

There are other Rick Stein outlets in the town - too many to mention in a brief overview like this.  But it means a day can be spent exploring them all - and several days if you want to eat in them as well.

Padstow is an old fishing village.  So there are some good boat trips to enjoy, such as:

bulletsea fishing for mackerel or sea bass
bulletbird watching for puffins, gannets, etc
bulletspeed boat rides
bulletor the ferry across to Rock

The estuary offers superb beaches as well.  On Padstow's side of the estuary, you walk about a mile along the footpath from the town, past the crazy golf course to uncrowded, but tidal beaches.  Across the river, by the ferry and you can walk round to Daymer Bay, enjoying the sand dunes and St Enodoc's church on the way.  See Beaches for more pictures.