St. Merryn Park

Luxury Lodge

NORTH CORNWALL

The Atlantic Coast

The mecca to water sport enthusiasts.  Now recognised as the surf capital of the country.  The spectacular coastline with many bays and unspoilt beaches steeped in heritage.  Histrorical mining towns and windswept coastal walks all go together to create a wonderful holiday destination.

 

   

   

  

 

  Padstow

Watch the daily working fleet of trawlers, netters and crabbers. A beautiful unspoilt harbour surrounded by pastel washed medieval houses. A fine example of Cornwall at its best, a working fishing port.
Watching the everyday ebb of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day in Padstow. If this gets too hectic, a short walk to the nearby beach at Harbour Cove, watching the sails of the passing river traffic. Or get a sailor's view of the Camel Estuary on a boat trip, speed boat ride or ferry ride.
If Padstow had a visitors' book, it would make for interesting reading. You'd find entries from the Romans, Celtic Saints and even Viking marauders.

  

Later inhabitants include Sir Walter Raleigh. The 16th Century Court House on the south quay where he lived, was used for collection of taxes. The building remains today and are now private residences. The internationally famous chef Rick Stein OBE has a seafood restaurant and cafe.  

 Ferry from Padstow harbour to Rock daily in the summer.  There are beautiful beaches, boating club and refreshements at Rock.   

 Boat trips from Padstow harbour.  Speed boat rides and fishing trips are available daily in the summer.

 Padstow cinema has been renovated.  A new large screen, the latest Dolby Digital Stereo with 153 new luxury seats.  Open in the summer showing the latest cinema releases.

 The Seafood resturant has established a national reputation for imaginative cooking using the freshest fish available.

 Obby Oss Festival is one of the oldest customs in England and happens on 1st May every year.  The town comes alive with drums and party atmosphere.

 National Lobster Hatchery is a conservation project.  Videos, interactive displays and water tanks are on display for visitors.

 Prideaux Place is an Elizabethan House filled with royal treasures and Englands oldest cast iron cannon.  A international film location.

 The Camel Trail on the edge of the Camel Estuary is a premier cycling route.  Cycles can be hired from Padstow and Wadebridge cycle hire.