Situated a stone’s throw from Padstow, a charming Cornish village
When you arrive at Camel Quarry House, the temptation is to lock yourself away and enjoy all the house has to offer. However, when you venture outside you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do. Here are just some of the many local attractions North Cornwall has to offer:
This area of North Cornwall offers unrivalled choice when it comes to beaches. Here are some of our favourites:
Padstow – long, white and sandy, this beach stretches from Padstow itself to Hawkers Cove
Rock Beach (by ferry) – offering water skiing, sailing and kayaking
Daymer Bay – with rock pools and sand dunes
Polzeath – the surfers’ paradise with plenty of shops, restaurants and surf schools
Harlyn Bay – perfect for surfers and families alike
Boobys Bay – great for surfing and rock pools, lifeguards in attendance
Constantine Bay – brilliant for surfers but watch the strong rip tide
More information on beaches in Cornwall can be found on the Visit Cornwall website.
The South West Coast Path is just as good for short walks and gentle strolls as it is for long-distance walking. Here are some of our favourites:
St Endellion to Port Isaac – home to the Fisherman’s Friends and Doc Martin
Boscastle to Tintagel Castle – romantic and wild
Trevone to Padstow – for spectacular and unrivalled views
Rock to Polzeath – rugged and wild
More information on coastal walks in Cornwall can be found on the South West Coast Path website.
Learn more about this gorgeous part of the world by visiting some of the many local attractions:
National Lobster Museum, Padstow
Tintagel Castle – learn more about the magical tale of King Arthur and Merlin
Pencarrow House near Wadebridge – for stunning rhododendrons and lake
Boscastle – visit the witchcraft museum, then hear about the epic floods over a pint in the Cobweb Inn
The Eden Project – for education, inspiration, music and even ice skating!
Bodmin Moor – cross rugged and windswept plains and pass by the legendary Jamaica Inn
Camel Valley Vineyard - for delicious home produced wines
Bodmin & Wenford Railway – catch a full-sized steam train
Lanhydrock House – a breathtaking National Trust property
When you fancy a day away from the beaches, try some of these:
Birdwatching – twitchers flock to the Camel Trail for rare sightings
Bike hire – pedal from the house to Old Bodmin Jail or to Padstow
Fish for sea bass on the river or mackerel on the estuary
Go dolphin, porpoise and puffin spotting on a rib safari
Clay pigeon shooting at the Tamar Shooting Ground
Go-karting at St Eval (pop in to the St Eval Candle Factory while you’re there)
Get your 18 a day at one of the many stunning golf courses – particularly The Point (formerly Roserrow), St Enodoc Golf Club, and Trevose Golf Club.
Nearby pubs and restaurants
Of course, you’ll want to treat yourselves to a spot of lunch or dinner every now and again, and luckily you’ll have plenty of great restaurants to choose from! Padstow offers a multitude of great places to eat including Rick Stein’s Sea Food restaurant, Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6, and Prawn on the Lawn. Port Isaac also features the Outlaw’s Bistro and The Mote – both great pit-stops on coastal walks. Here are some other great places to eat:
The Quarryman Inn – this will be your local! Offering delicious steak and a great atmosphere
St Enodoc at Rock – Nathan Outlaw’s fantastic Two Star Michelin venue
St Moritz Hotel’s Seaside Restaurant at Trebetherick – great views and stunning food
St Kew Inn – great menu and lively atmosphere (often with live Celtic music). Pop into the local farm shop while you’re there for delicious local produce
Fiona’s Cafe, Port Quinn – serving top notch crab sandwiches from a quirky old French van!
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