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The Weather in Padstow
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 39° low. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is March.
Choose a Padstow Vacation Rental for an Adventure by the Sea
Padstow sits on the Cornish coastline and is steeped in ancient folklore and undeniable charm. The fishing town is well known for its characterful harbour and friendly locals who are usually willing to share a pint with visitors. Choosing a Padstow vacation rental in the town guarantees that you will only be a short walk away from your morning coffee by the calm waters of the harbour or that you can easily enjoy a stroll along the beach. What's more, you'll have access to a whole host of coastal activities including swimming, water sports and fishing. Whether you are interested in something unusual such a visit to a Lobster Hatchery or something relaxing such as a boat trip along the coast, a Padstow vacation home gives you the freedom to craft your ideal vacation.
Getting to Padstow
Padstow is located on the northern coast of the Cornish peninsula, with the closest airport being Newquay Cornwall Airport, which is only 7 miles away. The best options for getting from the airport to your Padstow vacation rental are to either rent a car or to take a taxi, with fares averaging around £25 for the journey. Other nearby airports include Plymouth City Airport and Land's End Airport.
If you are traveling from other areas in the UK, there is one main trainline that runs through the Cornish peninsula and the closest station to Padstow is Bodmin Parkway. When looking on a map, both Roche station and St Columb Road station look closer to Padstow, but note that access from these stations via bus and taxi are not as easy as from Bodmin Parkway.
Family Fun in Padstow
Whilst there are many scenic views for the adults to enjoy around the harbour, there's also plenty of action and adventure for the kids too. Only a stone's throw from your Padstow vacation rental, you'll find Tregirls, a golden stretch of sandy beach from Georges Cove to Harbour cove. For adventurous youngsters, crabbing along the coastal rock pools is a great activity. Nip into Padstow Angling Center for crab lines and bait beforehand. You'll also be right next to Steppers Point, which provides a fantastic view of the bay and is a great place for a picnic.
If you are bringing bikes or plan on renting some, the whole family can cycle along the Camel Trail, a scenic but easy-going cycle path along the coast. Following a disused railway line, the path takes you through Bodmin and Wadebridge, should you wish to stop off for lunch and explore somewhere new.
Having your own Padstow vacation rental means that you and the family will have somewhere comfortable and private to rest in after the day's adventures.
Trips in and around Padstow
A Padstow vacation home affords you easy access to an array of sporting activities and relaxing excursions in the surrounding area. Head over to the harbour and join a cruise boat such as the Jubilee Queen or Padstow Sea Life Safaris for 1 to 2 hour boat trips along the coast. Or maybe head to Cornish Coast Adventure, which offers adrenaline-fuelled coasteering outings. You'll discover a new way to experience the natural beauty of the area by trekking across rocks, swimming in the sea, rock jumping, paddling through rock pools and climbing into caves.
If you prefer the calmer side of life, then you'll be glad to know that Pastow is well known for its sea and lake fishing opportunities. You'll find varieties such as beam, tench, carp and roach. For local fisheries you'll need a day ticket, but the best way to organise your fishing trip would be to contact the Padstow Angling Center who'll be more than happy to give advice. Or, for a more unusual day trip, head over to the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow itself. Here, you'll find baby lobsters, the resident giant lobster and spider crabs, as well as fun activities for all the family.
May Day Extravaganza
Padstow is rich in folklore, keeping alive many traditions and practices which surprise even the most experienced of travelers. The crowning jewel of the year's festivities has to be May Day, known locally as the 'Obby 'Oss Day. This is a huge festival, with about 30,000 visitors descending on the town. Locals deck the streets and shops out with flowers, foliage and flags whilst a tall maypole takes center stage in the town. The most unusual aspect however, are the two 'Osses', or costume horses, who dance around the town accompanied by locals dressed in white and adorned with coloured ribbons, cowslips and bluebells. It's a lively and music-filled spectacle, so it's advisable to book your Padstow vacation rental well in advance, in order to get the best seat in the house.
A relaxing Cornish vacation in Padstow
Crescent-shaped Harlyn Bay attracts novice surfers, whilst families appreciate the tide pools, sand dunes and kayaking opportunities.
Home to an assortment of independent boutiques, galleries and cafés, Padstow Harbour is a great place to enjoy fish and chips while watching the boats at work.
National Lobster Hatchery
This marine conservation center helps to protect lobster populations by growing them from egg through to when they are strong enough to be released into the wild. Learn more in the visitor center, with all proceeds going towards their excellent work.
Legend has it that the Welsh nobleman Petroc established the church around 600 AD. While here, look out for original medieval wagon roofs in the nave, and carvings of angels holding the Bible.
With sweeping views over the Camel Estuary, this pet-friendly Cornish beach boasts calm and shallow waters. The night-time views of the lights across the bay in Padstow are magical.
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