The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is one of the most scenic cycle routes in the country following a disused railway line, the trail is a virtually flat 11 mile stretch between Padstow and Bodmin. From the harbour in Padstow, the trail winds its way along the Estuary & up river to Wadebridge (5miles) and then onto Bodmin (a further 6 miles).

Cycle hire shops in Padstow are positioned at the start of the Camel Trail on South Quay and on the edge of the trail in Wadebridge. All the hire shops have a good variety of mountain bikes, tandems and trailors for small children.

Padstow Cycle Hire
01841 533533

Trail Bike Hire, Padstow
01841 532594


Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge
01208 813050


Camel Trail Cycle Hire, Wadebridge
01208 814104


The Camel Estuary and the surrounding area of Cornwall is a haven for watersports enthusiasts with some of the best surfing beaches in the country. The Estuary itself offers a wide variety of watersports including sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing, canoing and kitesurfing. With a range of companies offering a selection of watersports you will never be short of activities to choose from.




Harlyn Surf School
01841 533076


Waves Surf School
07792 574749


Surf's Up Surf School, Polzeath
01208 862003


Camel Ski School & Wakeboarding
01208 862727


Camel Sailing
01208 862881


The Camel Estuary and the surrounding area is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a stunning, rugged coastline. Whether you fancy a stroll to take in the views, or a more challenging hike, there are many wonderful walks. Similarly across the water at Rock and Polzeath there are beautiful scenic walks along the dunes and into Betjamin country. For more information on walks in the area please visit:




Padstow Cinema
01841 532344
Definately worth a visit, this is an old fashioned cinema and has
beautiful original 1930's architecture. Only open in the summer months.


The Regal Cinema
01208 53812791


Boat Trips
The Padstow-Rock ferry runs a constant service backwards and forwards across the Estuary during the summer months. The ferry leaves either from Padstow harbour, or the beach at low tide, landing on the beach at Rock.

From Padstow the Jubilee Queen offers a coastal cruise up the Estuary with the opportunity to see a variety of sea birds and marine life and possibly seals and dolphins. In the summer months, four speedboats run daily from Padstow harbour, sea conditions permitting.

Fishing trips depart daily from the harbour and offer a range of trips including mackeral fishing and wreck & reef trips.

For all boat trips, see:




Cornish Rock Tors, Polzeath
07791 534884
Cornish Rock Tors is an adventure sports provider in Polzeath. Available activites include coasteering, sea kayaking, rock climbing and power boating. Cornish Rock Tors allows you to enjoy the rugged and beautiful coast of North Cornwall under their professional and friendly guidance.


Tresallyn Riding School, Near Padstow
01841 520454




Trevose Golf Course, Near Padstow
01841 520208

St. Enedoc golf course, Rock
01208 869904


Wine Tasting


Camel Valley Vineyard
01208 779 59


Family Fun in Cornwall


Eden Project
01726 811 972


National Maritime Museum
01326 313 388


Crealy Adventure Park
01841 540 276


Eating Out
The Camel Estuary has become something of a gastro-centre of Cornwall in recent years with the Rick Stein empire growing in Padstow, here are just a few of the many eateries the area has to offer.


No 6, Padstow
01841 532093


The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
01841 532700      


Margot's Bistro, Padstow
01841 533441      


Waves, St Merryn, Padstow
01841 520501


The Raj, Wadebridge      
01208 895454


The Glasshouse, Wadebridge      
01208 814800


The Waterfront, Polzeath      
01208 869655


New Harbour Restaurant, Polzeath            
01208 863472 


Blue Tomato Cafe, Rock               
01208 863841


The St Endoc Hotel, Rock      
01208 863394

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