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Local Attractions

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.


    Coastal walks

    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.



    Local attractions

    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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