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Padstow Harbour

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Address: School Hill, Padstow PL28 8DT, England

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We stayed in a flat over Whistlefish for the second year. It is a great place to stay as you can throw open all the windows and watch Padstow Harbour going about its... read more

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Jill F
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a flat over Whistlefish for the second year. It is a great place to stay as you can throw open all the windows and watch Padstow Harbour going about its business. There are plenty of place to eat or get a drink and lots of independent shop selling lots of souvenirs. It is full of hustle and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very picturesque, plenty to watch and see, good for shopping, eating , drinking. This was my first visit and I don't know why I took so long....I will be back

Thank Jane H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

As this harbour has a lock gate and remains full it has far more charm about it and adds to the character of the whole location unlike other harbours which drain and leave boats at all angles so for the photographer this is a good one and of course several pubs round the sides.

Thank debcox
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty picturesque area. Lovely to walk around as a huge variety of shops to see. Toilets now located the other side of the harbour as the ones in the main car park are closed. Food and drink in the area a little expensive

Thank Trafford87
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Retuning to visit after a number of years we found no change. It's lovely when it's not busy in peak season. A bout trip over to Rock is well worth the trip. This time we tried Rick Stiens fish and chips and honestly tasted better back home.

Thank Sandy C
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very very crowded. Took ages to find a parking space. Very picturesque harbour Lots of quirky shops If you love cooking it is a must to visit stick Steins. Cook shop a treasure trove food cooks

Thank Sharon D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's quite refreshing to see a proper working harbour with fishing boats as well as yachts and powerboats. Padstow could be thought of as "Surrey on Sea" given its foodie reputation, but it is a working fishing port. Photo opportunites are still good though! Around the harbour is quite busy with visitors but still pleasant.

Thank Anne001_12
Chinnor UK
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place for a relaxing hour or two. Pleasant music drifting from very good singers. Always interesting people to talk too. It's very strange that however many people are milling around, it is still such a peaceful and relaxing place.

Thank johnatchinnor
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty harbour with mix of galleries,shops,cafes and the obligatory Cornish pasty shops. Good selection of boat trips.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I think anyone visiting Cornwall has heard of Padstow (aka Padstein) Visited here while staying in Rock. There is a great little ferry that costs £4 for a return trip. The harbour is picture perfect. Just what you would expect from a Cornish seaside town. Visiting on a sunny Saturday in may the town was packed full of tourists. I... More 

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