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Padstow campsites

Idyllically situated on the stunning Cornish north coast, Padstow is one of Cornwall’s finest treasures. With a gorgeous harbour, delicious food and endless sandy beaches, you will not be short of fun things to do while visiting. Campsites nearby allow you to explore Padstow at your own pace and soak in some of Cornwall’s finest beauty.

Padstow camping FAQs

What are the best campsites near Padstow?
Tregurrian and Bude are a couple of our most popular campsites, but you’ll find that all our Padstow campsites are within easy access to beautiful beaches, great walks and popular restaurants.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Which Padstow campsites allow dogs?
Both our Tregurrian and Bude campsites are dog-friendly. Check out our full list of our dog-friendly campsites.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Where can I wild camp in Padstow?
The rules to wild camping are complex, learn more by reading our guide to wild camping.
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Can you camp on Padstow beaches?
We have several member-only campsites which are within a reasonable distance from Padstow Beaches. Check them out here.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023

Things to do and see while camping in Padstow

Padstow Harbour and Padstow town

Stroll down Padstow’s charming harbour, a well-loved spot by tourists and locals alike. There is a collection of restaurants and cafes nearby, some of which use locally sourced produce from Padstow Estuary. Centred around the harbour is the bustling town of Padstow. A range of fisherman’s cottages and merchant’s houses make up the town, alongside a number of delightful pubs and restaurants.

National Lobster Hatchery

Spend a day learning everything there is to know about our claw-y friends! The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation in action, which has a visitor centre in Padstow. The hatchery teaches you the work they do to ensure lobsters are farmed sustainability. This is perfect for a family-day out.

Prideaux Place

An Elizabethan country house in the parish of Padstow, Prideaux Place is one of Cornwall’s most decadent treasures. Visit the quaint gardens and enjoy a guided tour around the house, which through the years has had different generations contribute a unique addition to the place.

Padstow Brewing Company

Enjoy a wide and refreshing selection of draft beer and small plates of yummy food at award-winning microbrewery Padstow Brewing Company, situated on the coast of North Cornwall. Book in a session at their tasting rooms, with knowledgeable staff who are passionate about the craft, and taste 6 delicious beers.

Padstow Museum

Step back in time and explore Cornwall’s past at Padstow Museum. This charming building tells stories of the local history, including details of past Ships & Shipwrecks, Trading & Tourism, Family History and eccentric Padstow characters. There is also a beautiful gallery to browse.

Padstow Trail

The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail is a great day-out for the whole family. Trails are self-guided and can be instantly downloaded from the website. Once downloaded, all you have to do is follow the trail, solve the clues and enjoy!

Padstow Sealife Safaris

Set sail around Cornwall on Padstow’s Sealife Safari’s experience, a local boat agency that specialises in offering boat trips in Cornwall. Observe incredible wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy what the ocean has to offer in this unforgettable experience. Some of the animals you may spot include Seals, whales, dolphins, puffins and more (dependent on which tour you take!).

Trevone Bay Beach

Visit Trevone Bay Beach and soak in the natural beauty of this sandy stretch. Made up of golden sand and little alcoves, this charming beach is popular amongst tourists and ideal for families, kids can enjoy paddling in the shallow parts of the water and basking in the glorious sun while sunbathing.

Trevone Bay is also a hotspot for seasoned surfers.

Watergate Bay Beach

Watergate Bay Beach is a two-mile stretch of golden sand just a short walk from our Tregurrian campsite. This beautiful beach is popular with families. The Atlantic swell also makes it popular amongst surfers and water sport lovers, with the beach hosting annual surfing events. Watergate Bay is also home to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall Restaurant.

Stepper Point

Enjoy far-reaching views at Stepper Point, a headland situated on the Atlantic coast in Padstow. Take the Padstow and Stepper Point circular trail to enjoy stunning views of the River Camel and Doombar which sits at the mouth of River Camel.

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