Padstow Inspiration

We love Padstow. There are so many places to visit, spend time and unwind. The following are some of our favorites....

Beach walks

St George’s Well

In Padstow we are lucky enough to be surrounded by 7 beautiful bays so there are plenty of lovely beach walks to choose from. If you’re looking for one that can be easily accessed on foot, one of our favourites is just around the harbour from our shop.

Simply take the pathway that leads on up the slope by the gallery and follow it all the way along towards the monument on the top of the hill taking in the beautiful views of the estuary and you will come to a little pathway leading down into a dip where you will find a little pathway leading down to the beach. This is known locally as St George’s Well and at low tide there is a massive expanse of sand left behind for you to walk along all the way round to Hawkers Cove where you will see the Old lifeboat station along with the old fisherman’s cottages.

Our favorite lunch


Just up the road from our shop on Duke Street you will find a beautiful little deli called Sabzi. With a different menu daily, they use sustainable ingredients to make their fresh and tasty dishes and you can grab one of their lunchboxes to takeaway and eat around the harbour (there are a couple of small tables available inside if you’re lucky enough to find one free).

They also serve delicious coffee and a choice of tasty homemade sweet treats to enjoy. Try it you will not be disappointed. 

Sabzi Website

A special meal

Paul Ainsworth at No6

If you’re celebrating a special occasion whilst visiting Padstow (or just fancy a slap up meal) we are spoilt for choice here.

Paul Ainsworth at No6 is a Michelin star restaurant serving British food with a focus on locally sourced Cornish Produce, you can choose to eat in the main dining room with a view of the passè where you can watch the chefs at work or for a more intimate setting they have a private room available to dine in for up to 6 people. Their set menu consists of no less than 7 small dishes and they have an extensive wine list to pair with your meal perfectly and if you want to extend your celebration, above the restaurant you will find CiCi’s bar serving delicious cocktails and tasty bar snacks. 

Paul Ainsworth at No 6

Historic dining

The Pig - Harlyn

A short drive from Padstow set in one of Cornwalls most historic houses with far reaching sea views, the Pig at Harlyn have a commitment to home grown produce and love of all things local.

With an appetising menu and sommeliers on hand to help you find the perfect match for your chosen dish, the dining experience here is first class. You can also book a stay with them in one of their luxurious rooms in the main house, stone house or romantic garden wagons.

The Pig Website

Spa Day


If you’re after a day of ultimate relaxation, a short drive away you will find the beautiful Scarlett Hotel overlooking Mawgan Porth Bay. With only the sound of the crashing waves below, the Scarlett’s Eco Spa offers 2 pools including a natural reed pool, a cliff top cedar wood sauna, restorative steam room and far reaching views of the wild Atlantic. Treatments take place in tented lantern lit rooms and use all natural products. The Scarlett offered various spa packages which you can find online at 

Scarlet Hotel Website

Places to stay

Cornish getaways

With so many beautiful places to stay in Cornwall you are spoilt for choice. We've listed some companies that will be more than happy to help you with finding your perfect Cornish getaway to make some unforgettable memories to take home with you.

Cornish Horizons :
Harbour Holidays :
Cole Rayment and White :
Padstow Escapes :

Day out in Padstow

Aside from looking around the array of lovely shops and boutiques we have here in Padstow, there are plenty of other activities you can do.

Gin School

Tarquins Gin School

Experience Tarquins distilling masterclass in a unique hands on experience where you will get to make your very own one a kind bottle of gin to take home.

School sessions last approximately 2 and half hours and include a drink on arrival, tasters of their award winning gins and of course a full size bottle of your very own unique blend distilled by you with the guidance of one of the team.

For more information and booking visit : Tarquins Gin School

Wildlife spotting

Padstow Sea Life Safari

With expert guides on board every trip, experience Cornish marine wildlife with unrivalled views of the stunning Cornish coastline.

Spot a variety of seabirds as well as other wildlife including seals and even dolphins if you are lucky enough. Various trip lengths and experiences available, for more information visit 

Sea Life Safari Website

Exploring the countryside

The Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free multi use trail and provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line – suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair user and falls into three main sections: 
Padstow to Wadebridge - 5.5 Miles (8.8Km)
Wadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne) - 5.75 Miles (9.25Km)
Bodmin to Wenfordbridge - 6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)

If you’re looking to hire some bikes, there are various cycle hire places available. Two of the ones based in Padstow are: Padstow Cycle Hire and Trail Bike Hire


National Lobster Hatchery

This marine conservation charity raises and releases juvenile lobsters back into the sea to help maintain vulnerable fish stocks. See rarely seen baby lobsters, pregnant lobster mamas, giant lobsters and other weird and wonderful coastal creatures up close. You can also catch a glimpse of what’s happening at the forefront of marine conservation and how they work with the local fishing community. Open daily, you will find the Lobster Hatchery on the South quay (next to the main car park).

For more information visit: