Just because the summer has come to an end, it doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of fun things to do in Padstow! In fact, we are getting out and about more than before! Walks along the estuary, wildlife watching, cycle rides and of course, mini golf in our back garden. If you’re at a bit of a loose end with entertaining yourself or the little ones during the quiet season, check out our fave things to do in the area below…
Green’s Mini Golf
Rain or shine, if Greens is open, so is our mini golf course. Teams of 4 can putt their way around our 18 hole course overlooking the gorgeous Camel Estuary. Simply pop into the restaurant to grab a score card; children’s admission (aged 15 and under) costs £5 and it’s £6 for adults. The course is continually changing with the seasons as different trees and flowers spring into life and see if you can spot the local features we’ve incorporated into it too!
The Camel Trail
As the Camel Trail was an old railway link between Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin, the route is mostly flat, making for a leisurely cycle amongst stunning scenery between the three towns. On your route between Padstow and Wadebridge you’ll follow the beautiful Camel estuary. The sun dappled trail snakes amongst the trees, across little bridges and past creeks and tributaries, all the while being the perfect place to spot countless amounts of wildlife. The Wadebridge to Bodmin leg of the journey passes through woodland and valleys, with plenty of pretty places to stop and grab an ice cream or a coffee.
This time of year is perfect for dolphin watching and sea bird spotting. Taking a trip out on the estuary and beyond with Sealife Safaris is always a beautiful experience, with views of the Atlantic ocean, Padstow from the water, neighbouring Rock and Daymer and even the Lifeboat Station. The professional and knowledgeable crew will be able to keep you safe, answer your questions about the marine life in the area and hopefully find you a pod of dolphins or playful seal!
Beach Days and Coastal Walks
There’s no time of year like it for walking the dog, swimming in the sea or wandering from village to village on the South West Coast Path. The beaches are quiet, the ocean is as warm as it’s going to get, the surf pumps and there are plenty of places to grab a pint, pasty or cream tea along the walk between each coastal town. You’ll mainly find us taking a dip at St. George’s Well, tiring the dog out at Tregirls or enjoying a post-walk coffee on our decking.
The Black Tor Ferry
Pay a visit to Rock, Daymer and (if you’re feeling up to the walk!) Polzeath by boat from Padstow. The Black Tor Ferry runs from either directly below us at the harbour slipway or from the beach, depending on the tides. You can take dogs and bikes on board and if you fancy staying late on either side of the river, just give the Water Taxi a ring!
We hope we’ve inspired you to get out and about over Autumn – and if you don’t fancy getting active, then you can always while away the hours with a cake or cocktail on our decking, overlooking the glorious views of Padstow and the estuary, as the boats and people pass to and fro.