Video Guide to Padstow on the North Cornwall Coast
A short video guide to Padstow featuring the harbour, the beaches, Camel Trail, Rick Stein’s cafe.
Padstow is approximately 14 miles north east of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast at the mouth of the River Camel. The approach to Padstow Harbour from sea is notorious for the presence of the Doom Bar, a very dangerous sand bar which has caused many ship and small boat wrecks. The town has of course gained fame as the home of Rick Stein the popular TV chef who runs various enterprises in the town including a restaurant, cafe, deli B&B and a Fish and Chip shop near the old station.
Padstow train station closed in 1967. The old railway line is now the Camel Trail, a footpath and cycle way which is popular owing to its picturesque route beside the River Camel. You can read more about Cornwall Cycle trails here.© Photograph of Padstow Harbour with kind permission of Heather Cowper Flckr