Property By the Sea: Why Padstow Makes the Ultimate Coastal Location

January 5, 2022

Come rain or shine, the charming town of Padstow never ceases to inspire with its picturesque harbour, fantastic food offering and quirky independent shops. Located on the north coast of Cornwall, this working harbour town is tucked in the west bank of the Camel Estuary providing stunning views year-round. So, if you’re on the hunt for your dream property by the sea, read on to find out why this popular coastal town is such a great place to live, home to our new development, The Padstow Collection.

Food & Drink

If you’re browsing houses for sale in Cornwall, with plenty of attractions and local amenities within reach, Padstow could be the location for you. and that is no exception for Padstow. Renowned as a top foodie destination specialising in the freshest local produce, Padstow is a real gem for food, boasting an array of great pubs and restaurants scattered around the harbourside and into the town. And a trip to Padstow wouldn’t be the same without visiting one of celebrity chef, Rick Stein’s, many restaurants. From informal fresh fish and sandwiches at Stein’s Fish & Chips to his elegant flagship restaurant, The Seafood Restaurant, there is something to suit everybody’s taste.

Located close to Padstow’s buzzing quayside, fully licensed fishmonger, and restaurant, Prawn on The Lawn, is popular with locals and visitors alike, having been featured in the Michelin Guide every year since it opened in 2015. If you’re looking for something more casual, why not head to Ben’s Crib Box Café. Situated just a two-minute walk from our homes at The Padstow Collection, this beach-style café serves delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch with an excellent selection of vegetarian options. For those searching for the perfect aperitif, head over to Ruby’s Bar to sample the best cocktails in town.

Enjoy the Cornish Coast

But the things to do in Padstow don’t end with its famous and delicious restaurants! Padstow is situated within easy reach some of the most beautiful bays and beaches in Cornwall.

Just 3 miles from The Padstow Collection, Harlyn Bay is a wide beach of yellow sand and pebbles and with its combination of shoreline, sand, dune, and tide pools, is the perfect place to have a go at sea kayaking. But if you prefer surfing, a short drive will take you to Constantine Bay. Home to Treglos, our stunning collection of houses and apartments with glorious sea views, Constantine Bay features soft pale sand and numerous rock pools to explore, it is considered one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall.

Awarded Blue Flag status in 2019, Trevon Bay Beach is just a 10-minute drive from Padstow. The sandy beach surrounded by cliffs, the golden sand and the little alcoves make Trevon Bay Beach an incredible place to enjoy the peaceful Cornish coast. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy along the cliffs to the northeast of the beach that provides fantastic walks and views to Hawkers Cover, the Camel Estuary and beyond.

Things to Do – Where to Visit

Positioned overlooking Padstow, Prideaux Place was built in 1952, a gorgeous Elizabethan country house complete with formal gardens and deer park.

Enjoy an award-winning beer at the Padstow Brewing Company, set up in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Caron and Des Archer. Offering a range of artisan beers and cider, they have two tasting rooms in the centre of Padstow – the perfect space to relax and enjoy a drink away from the hectic streets.

For a more festive activity, why not check out the annual Padstow Christmas Festival! Sadly cancelled for the 2021 edition, it usually takes place from the first Thursday of December and lasts 4 days. The festival is one of the UK’s largest and brings together renowned chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in the suggestive setting of Padstow harbour.

Located on the opposite coast to Padstow, is the upmarket resort village of Rock. The small town offers plenty to enjoy from sandy beaches and perfect spots to enjoy water sports, such as the Rock Sailing & Waterski Club and home to one of many Michelin starred restaurants in Cornwall, Black Pig, and independent shops to enjoy an afternoon in the town centre.

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping and art in the town centre, while surrounded by the picturesque Cornwall coast. Quay Art is an independent family-run business, offering a variety of original artwork and limited edition fine art prints from national and international published artists, together with innovative ceramics, stunning sculptures and unique gifts.

The Drang Gallery is a contemporary and modern art gallery and features a varied program of events and exhibitions, maintaining a rotation of original and editioned work.

Enjoy a colourful and family-friendly space at the Jo Downs – Handmade Glass gallery. Get your hands on wonderful handmade giftware and impressive range of interior pieces, inspired by the beautiful coastal landscape.

Sport

If you’re a sports enthusiast, Padstow is home to the Padstow Sailing Club is the perfect place to enjoy one of the most idyllic venues on the Cornish coast. Offering a range of services, boats, windsurfing boards, and kayaks are all available for club members to use.

Located close to Constantine Bay, the Trevose Golf and Country Club is famous for its courses suitable for all ages and abilities, stretching from the village to the Bay and onwards towards Trevose Head providing dramatic sea views all around the course.

Camel Trail

Padstow is also the starting point of the Camel Trail, a beautiful 18-mile trail that passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the southwest.

Following a disused railway line once used by the London and Southwest Railway, the trail follows the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deep and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin. At Bodmin, yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the edge of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end below Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village with an award-winning pub.

You can hire bikes in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Looking for your dream property for sale in Cornwall? Ready to enjoy all that Padstow has to offer? The Padstow Collection is an exclusive development of just ten 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with views over the Camel Estuary.

With 70% reserved off-plan already, don’t miss out! Call us on 01637 876000 or email sales@acornblue.co.uk

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