Wadebridge & Padstow
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Wadebridge is situated on both sides of the Camel River, 5 miles upstream from Padstow.
It was formerly known as Wade until the bridge across the Camel river was completed in 1468 when the place name became Wadebridge.
Sea Fishing in Wadebridge
Wadebridge is tidal and therefore good for flatfish. The best time to fish is an hour before and an hour after high tide.
Festivals and Regattas in Wadebridge
Wadebridge Folk Festival
Padstow is a working fishing port and a haven for yachts as it is an easily navigable harbour sheltered by the Camel Estuary. Padstow has become well known in recent times due to the TV chef Rick Stein who has a restaurant and several other businesses in the town.
The National Lobster Hatchery is situated in Padstow.
Above the sandy beach on the cliffs is a giant blow hole which is a popular tourist attraction.
Boobys Bay is a wide sandy beach with lots of rock pools. At high tide the beach is completely covered.
Hawkers Cove is only 2 miles from Padstow and used to house the Padstow lifeboat until the late 60s when it was relocated to Trevose Head. The old boathouse and slipway still remain.
It is sheltered and safe so an ideal choice for families, especially as it has lifeguards through the summer months.
Sea Fishing in Padstow area
This whole area is good for bass and all species of flatfish if fishing off the beaches. The headlands are good fishing places for pollack, mackerel and the odd whiting or cod.
Festivals and Regattas in Padstow area
Padstow Carnival Week
Padstow Obby Oss Day
Padstow Xmas Festival