Thursday, March 15, 2012
The picture perfect fishing village of Padstow is a favourite with tourists, and it’s easy to see why.
The beautiful setting is quintessentially Cornish: with rows of fishing boats lined up in the harbour, narrow cobbled streets adorned with independents shops and a relaxed pace of life, this is a must-see destination for anyone visiting North Cornwall. While away your day exploring the artist studios and craft shops, head out on a fishing trip to catch some mackerel, and if the weather’s fine, head to the large stretch of sandy beach located five minutes along the coastal path.
After all that you’ll probably be in need of some refreshment. In Padstow your luck’s in, as there is an abundance of cafes and restaurants offering everything from pasties to pub grub. For a real treat, book a table at The Seafood Restaurant, owned by famous TV chef Rick Stein. All the produce is locally caught, offering you a real flavour of the Cornish coastline.
And with Mother’s Day on the horizon, this could be the ideal place to come. The Seafood Restaurant is doing a set menu, while the National Lobster Hatchery is allowing all mothers and grandmothers free entry. So treat yourself (and your Mum) with a day out in Padstow.