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Holiday accommodation in Padstow and Rock

Cole Rayment and White - coastal and rural self catering holiday accommodation in North Cornwall - Cornish family holidays from the longest established local letting agents.

Hotels, guest houses and hotels are never more than a seagull's cry from the water's edge. Narrow streets run down to the bustling harbour where fishing boats rub gunnels with cabin cruisers.

Take a ferry trip across the Camel Estuary to Rock and visit the hushed church of St Enodoc where Sir John Betjeman is buried or visit one of the charming villages close to Padstow, visit their churches all steeped in local history. On May 1st Padstow heralds the coming of summer, the obby oss is unleashed and he process through the streets of the town, swirling and dancing accompanied by a teazer'swho leads the dance, along with the band of drums and accordions - For Summer is Acome Unto Day.

Harlyn Surf School

Professional coaching courses for all ages and abilities. B.S.A. Approved, highly qualified level 3 coaches and beach lifeguards. All equipment provided. Full board residential courses available. Hire of wetsuits, bodyboards and surf boards available from our beach base in July and August.

Padstow Cycle Hire.

17 Miles of traffic free Cycling, Cycles for all ages. Situated at the start of the Camel Trail. Evening rides during July and August. Booking essential during Holiday Periods. Situated in the main Railway car park in Padstow. From the TIC at Padstow, go right around the harbour, past the first car park and into the second one. Brinham's Cycle Hire is situated on the right hand side at the far end of the car park., near the start of the Camel Trail. From Wadebridge follow the road to Padstow town, take the 2nd turning on your right, town centre, and follow this road down towards the harbour. The car park is at the bottom of the hill from the Hotel Metropole off the hairpin bend.

Tourist Information

You will find our office in The Red Brick Building on the harbourside, we are open all year around. Our helpful, friendly staff are on hand with a wealth of local knowledge and information to plan your holiday. All our accommodation has been inspected by the ETC or the AA and we offer a booking service, including advanced bookings for hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast. Information is available on self catering, holiday parks and camping. Advanced Eden Tickets are available from the TIC, these can also be supplied by post charged against a credit card. Please ring for details.


Prideaux Place, Padstow - Elizabethan home of the Prideaux-Brune Family set in lovely grounds with ancient Deer park overlooking the Camel Estuary. Seasonal Opening.

National Lobster Hatchery - A unique insight into a marine conservation Project to assist lobster stocks around our Coastline. Open All Year.

Shires Family Adventure - Great Fun for all the family.

Park, St Issey - Seasonal Opening.

Padstow Museum - Discover the history of Padstow maritime history plus local history. Seasonal Opening.

Padstow Parish Church - Visit our lovely Parish Church, which is open all year around.

The Eden Project - The Eden Project at St Austell is just a 35 minute drive from Padstow and is stunning in it's vision, which will eventually create a vast global garden for thousands of exotic plants.

Plenty to see lots to do

The natural beauty of our area is, of course its main attraction - the rugged beauty of the coastline, excellent sandy beaches and the enormous variety of walks.

Padstow Town Trail - Discover the ancient history of Padstow with the Town Trail which is for sale from Padstow Tourist Information Centre priced at 50p.

Surfing - Learn to Surf at Harlyn Bay - professional surf coaching for all ages and abilities.

The Camel Estuary excels in water sports - sailing, water-skiing and sailing. Gig racing also takes place at various times throughout the season.

Golf - Superb coastal links and parkland courses surround the area. Try your hand at Krazy Golf in Padstow with a great view of the harbour fantastic fun.

Cycling - The Camel trail runs from Padstow to Bodmin along the river Camel it is a safe off road walking and cycling route which is part of the sustrans national cycle route and The Cornish way, a network of cycle routes covering Cornwall.

Band and Choir Concerts - Band concerts are held on Sundays and on some weekdays during the summer months, and are always a popular attraction.

Away from the bustle of high summer, Padstow resumes a more leisurely pace. Padstow Christmas lights are becoming well known throughout Cornwall. The town and quayside are decked with thousands of lights. Early December is also the time for Padstow's late night Christmas shopping accompanied by buskers, barbecues and Padstow Carollers. The carols are sung throughout the streets during December.

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