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“Cornish beauty”
Review of Padstow Harbour

Padstow Harbour
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Padstow
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cornish beauty”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay at the Strand which is a 3 story apartment right on the harbour front, which meant we had no issues with parking (permit provided) and was able to enjoy the natural beauty of Padstow before the tourist masses ascended by mid morning/noon. Particularly nice was taking a walk around 6am to take in the beautiful sunrise and the fisherman taking to sea. I don't know why everyone has it in for Rick Stein his name has bought in the tourists and the whole community is enjoying the fruits of that. If you are not a fan of his then there is so much more to see, do, and eat! Enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quaint Harbour with high priced sandwiches”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a picturesque harbour with cobbled streets and fishmongers.i went to buy sandwiches at a bakery and had quite a shock.An egg sandwich was £2.30 and a ham was £2.50.Even worse was a prawn mayo at £3.80.The moral being buy your sandwiches at a supermarket before you go to Padstow.

Visited June 2013
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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“Typical traditional Cornish harbour”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The ambience of the area. Natural working harbour.Some what dominated by Rick Stein with numerous expensive outlets

Visited June 2013
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Padstow”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

People are right to say its busy, but a lovely place to visit and children seem to love it too. We parked in Rock and caught the Ferry over to Padstow which the kids loved!

Visited June 2013
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L-O-S
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“Nice, but incredibly busy”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nice place - typical harbour village - but be warned: it gets *mad* busy during spring/summer. Car parks near the harbour are full by 9:00am, so you'll need to use the Park 'n' Ride from outside town. Queue for fish and chips / pasties were going right across the harbour car park (and literally around the block for the best pasty shop). Either get there early (9:00am), or go elsewhere, I suggest. (Unlike many people, though, I *don't* blame Rick Stein! He runs a number of very successful shops here - oh of course, we Brits hate anyone successful don't we, especially if they bring flocks of pesky tourists to the area spending money in local shops!)

Visited May 2013
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