On The Camel Estuary opposite Padstow
Rock Padstow-in season alive with the sound of stays and sails flapping in the sea breeze. Moorings lined with vessels of all sizes. Out of season a stillness decends, moorings are empty, only the sound of gulls and waves lapping on an incoming tide. Exclusive properties hidden from the gaze of day trippers. A village shop stocked with an superb selection of fine wines and cheeses.
Things To Do
Sea Angling: Take a fishing trip from The Pontoon. Wreck Sea or Reef. From 2 hours, and fun for all the family to All Day.
Sailing: Charter a cornish lugger, or a yacht. From 2 hours to weekly hire available. Explore the Camel Estuary at your leisure. Popular with water skiers, sailors of all kinds of vesselsfrom dinghies to yachts to cruisers. The Sailing Club is renown.
If you are lucky and can find a space in the Quarry Car park then the Dunes of the Camel Estuary with superb views across the Doom Bar and Stepper Point are easily accessible. Catch the foot ferry across to bustling Padstow, still a working port, but very popular with tourists.
The North Cornwall Coast Sunbathe at Daymer Bay, popular with families, and backed by sand dunes. Walk across the links at St Enodoc, to the church nestling in a hollow, beloved by John Betjemen and his last resting place. Watch out for flying golf balls though.
A mile or so up the North Coast is the surf beach at Polzeath. Beyond that largely unspoilt fishing villages such as Port Isaac, Port Gavern and Port Quin. Some of the most rugged coastline in Cornwall. Superb for walking.Add in pictures of Padstow and Camel Trail. Stepper Point
Page updated 2012
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