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.

Wadebridge is the home of the annual Royal Cornwall Show and is midway along the route of the Camel Trail – a cycle trail that goes all the way from Padstow to Bodmin.

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

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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.


Trevone has two beaches. One of the beaches is sandy and the other is rocky. The rocky beach, known as ‘Rocky Beach’ is a great place for catching crabs or exploring rock pools.
Above the sandy beach on the cliffs is a giant blow hole which is a popular tourist attraction.


Treyarnon is a popular beach amongst surfers but can also be very dangerous as the tide comes in very quickly on the left hand side.

Boobys Bay

Boobys Bay is a wide sandy beach with lots of rock pools. At high tide the beach is completely covered.

Hawkers Cove

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.

Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay is a large sandy beach 3 miles from Padstow.
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

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