Padstow & Wadebridge Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Padstow is home to celebrity chef, Rick Stein?
Padstow combines the charm of a traditional fishing village with a style all its own, making Blue Chip’s Padstow holiday cottages a popular choice in a destination with lots to offer. The influence of celebrity resident and chef Rick Stein can be seen throughout Padstow as he runs several restaurants, shops and even a seafood cookery school. Those who opt for Padstow holidays can enjoy the best of both worlds, with the choice of chic eateries and shops in an unspoilt, historic setting.
- The ITV series Doc Martin is filmed in and around nearby Port Isaac
- The first of May is Obby Oss day in Padstow
- Sir Walter Raleigh once lived in Padstow
Padstow & Wadebridge Tourist Information
Although recent years have seen Padstow develop into one of North Cornwall’s more fashionable resorts, it is still well-suited to the family-orientated holiday. The Blue Chip Holidays holiday cottages in Padstow and Wadebridge place guests in and around this picturesque village, where there are many activities and sights on hand to keep you amused throughout your stay. Padstow’s historic fishing harbour, white sandy beaches and many small shops ensure that visitors have plenty to explore.
Padstow holidays offer the opportunity to indulge in activities you already love - or try new ones. For example, Atlantic Scuba operate scuba diving trips and courses for all levels, the Camel Trail cycle path runs for 17 miles and takes in the coast of North Cornwall to Bodmin Moor and Harlyn Surf School, which is BSA approved, is situated between Newquay and Padstow.
A water taxi across the Camel estuary connects Padstow and Rock, so why not take a trip across the water for a change of scene?
Eating Out in Padstow & Wadebridge
Largely due to the presence of Rick Stein, eating out during Padstow holidays is an experience in itself. The Seafood Restaurant, Stein’s Fish and Chips, St Pedroc’s Bistro and Rick Stein’s Cafe are each owned by the chef himself so whatever your tastes, you can indulge them in Padstow. Alternatively, Padstow offers traditional fish and seafood restaurants, all served by the port’s own fisherman, as well as tearooms and friendly pubs – several of which offer spectacular views of the surrounding areas.
Beach Holidays in Padstow & Wadebridge
When it comes to beach holidays in Padstow visitors will not be disappointed! The area’s choices include Constantine Bay and connected Booby’s Bay, Harlyn Bay and Padstow Bay. Constantine Bay is one of North Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, and is connected to Booby’s Bay at low tide. Constantine Bay offers white sands, toilet facilities and it is lifeguarded during peak seasons. Dogs are permitted on the beach throughout the year.
The sheltered Harlyn Bay also lends itself to surfing and is just under a mile long. Mainly sand and pebble and scattered with dunes, Harlyn Bay backs onto cafes, toilets and even a pub to keep every visitor occupied for the whole day. Dogs are also permitted on Harlyn Bay beach.