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View of Padstow Harbour from South Quay Padstow B & B

Thinking of staying in a Padstow B & B? Brilliant idea! Not only will you be in a very picturesque fishing town, the river Camel flowing by the town harbour and out to the Atlantic, but you will have a multitude of things to see and enjoy.

Now you are here, what is there to do? A huge variety of ideas come to mind. Take golf - there are two famous golf courses within easy reach: Trevose, where the Brabazon (English Open Amateur Stroke Play Champoinship) was hosted in 2008 (even the best were unable to tame this beautiful seaside course) and St Enodoc, just across the river, ten minutes by ferry. This is one of the most scenic golf courses in the world and you have views of the sea or river estuary from somewhere on every hole.

Every B & B in Padstow is near or within a short walk of the harbour, from where you can take a fishing trip. Trips generally last for a couple of hours and you can catch bass, pollack, mackerel and even shark at some times of the year. Beware, once you are out there is no coming back. Stugeron is an excellent seasick pill.

The Jubilee Queen is a comfortable sea going pleasure boat which runs during all but the winter months. Trips last about an hour and motor along the wonderfully scenic coast line, with its rugged rocks and secluded sandy coves, unapproachable by land. In the nesting season you can see the delightful puffins, which stay at sea all year round, coming ashore only to nest.

Even if you are the very active type, staying at a Padstow B & B is a great place to start. Cycling down the Camel Trail ( the second most popular trail in the whole country) is an option. You can go to Wadebridge, which is only five miles, or as far as Camelford, enjoying wonderful bird life and perhaps a stop at the Cornwall Wine Centre. Bike hire is available at both ends of the trail.

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