Hotels in Padstow

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About Padstow

About Padstow

Padstow, located on the Camel River, has been one of the important fishing ports in England, right from the time of Elizabeth I. Surrounded by spectacular sandy beaches, and being something of a seafood lover’s paradise, owing to the fishing industry here, the charming town is one of the favourite holiday destinations in the Cornwall region. The celebrity chef Rick Stein has brought this town into the limelight with several boutique restaurants and cafes here, transforming Padstow into a true foodie haven. Padstow is also the start and end point of the scenic Camel Cycle Trail, which showcases some of the best of the picturesque Cornish countryside.

The town’s glorious beaches, all seven of them, are easily accessible from each other. A gorgeous coastline also means that Padstow is an ideal spot for engaging in water sports activities. This town also makes for the perfect base from which to discover the natural attractions of the South West Coast path. To find some of the best deals on hotels in Padstow, you can use the Opodo search engine to filter the accommodation according to your needs.

What to see in Padstow

One of the best places to enjoy a panoramic view of Padstow is from the grounds of Prideaux Palace, a 16th-century Elizabethan country house. The deer park and formal gardens in the premises are a delight to explore. Then there are the beaches, Hawker’s Cove, Tregirls and St. George’s cove to spend a relaxed day on the Cornish coast.

Stop by the Padstow Museum to learn more about the history of the area with a tour of the memorabilia on display. Here, you can also get insight into the story of an ancient ritual called 'Obby 'Oss - a festive procession that takes place in the town on May Day. Set aside a day for hiring a boat. Available in all sizes, from a boat you can enjoy singular views of the rugged Cornish coast, go fishing or take a dip in the sea. You can also opt for a fast speedboat to revel in the charm a 15-minute trip out to sea while taking in the beautiful scenery.

Where to stay in Padstow

One of the most sought-after places to book a hotel in Padstow is in the area overlooking the town on its southern side. The properties of Elizabethan times resplendent, with their cute gardens, many of which serve as hotels, is a good option to consider. Across the river, the picturesque village of Rock is another location for finding a suitable hotel in Padstow. While this locality has been known in history for its association with the Royal families, famous movies stars and celebrities, today cheap hotel offers can be found here.

Guests who are contemplating taking a hotel room near the harbour shouldn't hesitate. The harbour still tops the list of best attractions in Padstow and the town holds its own share of enchanting action. Just sitting at the quayside is time well spent, sitting back and observing the flurry of activity at the harbour. Enjoying a delightful meal in one of the many boutique cafes and restaurants while doing so will make the experience even more memorable. If you book your accommodation in advance, you will surely find a reasonable yet sophisticated place to stay in Padstow.