We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“What a great place”
Review of Padstow Harbour

Padstow Harbour
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a great place”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a very worthwhile visit and should be at or near to the top of your visit list. A traditional english harbour and plenty going on, especially in the summer. It is a very relaxing place and there are plenty of interesting shops to look round. The fish & chips by the harbour are a must and a great place to eat them. Just walking round the harbour is a very relaxing way to spend your time and the kids will enjoy it to.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Russell C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,711 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    930
    581
    138
    36
    26
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Worthing
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cute”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very Cute little fishing village set in a cove of the North Cornwall coast. It was wet the day I visited and still bustling with tourists on a cold April day so I bet it can be rather busy in summer. If you're going for the Rick Stein experience there's lots of options to try so don't stop at the first of his places you find,

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank clt_74W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Pretty little harbour”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Padstow harbour is one of the more accessible harbours along the north Cornwall coast with car access right down to its own parking lot, more than can be said of nearby Post Isaac. I can imagine it would be gridlock at the height of the summer holidays but in the week after Easter there was a judicious mix of tourists and locals. Clearly a working fishing port, the comings and goings make for an impromptu spectator sport with a good view from the many benches lining the harbour side. Watch out for brazen seagulls if you're chomping on a pasty at the same time. Plenty of shops and cafes to lighten your wallet but the quality is generally high. Well worth visiting when the tide is both out and in as the river Camel estuary provides for very different views. The short foot ferry acorss the estuary to Rock is also worth the trip for a fisherman's-eye view of Padstow; can get choppy on windy days so mind where you sit or you'll get an extra shower.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank John K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely View”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Can be very busy so booking is essential to eat at some restaurants.
Rick Stein owns most of the restaurants here but you can find good food in the pubs in the Harbour!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank DisabledFriendly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lovely place to visit”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

padstow is a really lovely place to visit lots to offer great resturants lovely coast line great for long walks, or just relaxing by the harbour great place to go all year, I vist every year and always look forward to returning,

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank tant0ns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Padstow Harbour also viewed

 

Been to Padstow Harbour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing