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Padstow Beach

Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow used to be a thriving fishing port. Now it is a typical picturesque Cornish village with narrow streets and pastel white-washed walls, geared mainly for tourism. It is set on the Camel estuary with extensive areas of sheltered sand.

Beach Type



Cafes and restaurants within Padstow



Nature and Wildlife

Explore the town. follow the coast path to Stepper point or take the ferry and explore the opposite bank of the estuary.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

PADSTOW TIC Red Brick Building. North Quay Padstow. Cornwall. PL28 8AF Tel: +44 01841 533449


Nearest town: Padstow
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5497, -4.93786
Postcode: PL28 8RR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Padstow, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Signposted off the A39 just west of Wadebridge.

Public Transport

Padstow is served by local bus services 554, 555, 556

Nearest Railway Stations

Roche (Approx. 10 miles away)
Newquay (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Rock Quarry, Rock (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
South Quay, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Lawn, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Link Road, Padstow (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Railway, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Trebetherick, Trebetherick (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Trevone Road, Trevone (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Tristram, Polzeath (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
New Polzeath, New Polzeath (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Padstow