Holidays in Padstow
Centred around a beautiful working harbour, Padstow is situated where the River Camel meets the sea. Famous for the great food scene, including a Rick Stein restaurant, fresh seafood is just one of the cuisines on offer. Children commonly spend time fishing for crabs in the harbour, or there are many beaches less than five minutes away by car. Many boat trips and tours are available, offering great views of the coastline, including the ferry to the popular village of Rock. Padstow is also the start point of the Camel Trail path to Wadebridge and beyond, and is used by cyclists, walkers and horse-riders, with beautiful views along the way.
Padstow Museum is an interesting attraction detailing the town’s history, including the origin of some the unique events held there. One such event is Obby Oss, which is held on May Day and is primarily a celebration of the Celtic Beltane, honouring the approach of summer. The town is decorated with flowers, flags and a tall May Pole, and a huge procession makes its way through the town, lead by two groups of dancers, each dressed in a stylised recreation of a horse. This continues until midnight when everyone joins together to sing the town’s unique May Song. With a rich history, distinctive culture and lots to do, Padstow is well worth a visit.