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Things To Do in Padstow

As well as Vertical Descents' top rated adventure activities, Padstow and the surrounding area captures visitors' hearts year on year with its unforgettable scenery, enchanting wildlife and some very famous landmarks and attractions!

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You can also click on the quick links below for more information about activities available in the area and how to book.

Water Land
 Coasteering Power Kiting
 Eco Coasteering  Team Building

Things to see and do Padstow and the surrounding area

Below are some of the most popular sites and attractions in the Padstow area:

  • Maize Maze - A magical Maze around a Maize Field
  • The Camel Trail
  • Camel Valley Wines - The most successful Vineyard in Cornwall with award winning sparkles
  • The Lobster Hatchery
  • Rick Stiens Fish and Chips
  • The high Speed PLease boat rides
  • Deep Sea Fishing trips
  • Sailing
  • Watersking
  • The Coastline Villages of Polzeath, Port Issac, Port Quin and Rock


The beaches of Cornwall are amazing and have a lot to offer for everyone, whether its to surf or sunbathe there is something for everyone. Big open beaches perfect for beach activities such as Power kiting at Hawkers Cove. To small secluded coves that are picture perfect havens of paradise. Most beaches have facilities of some sort especially the well kept beach car parks and land of the National Trust.
Dogs are allowed on some beaches but beware of summer restrictions.

Eden Project

Probably the 8th wonder of the world, the Gigantic Boimes based in the foot of a disused quarry form a spectacular horticultural bonanza. The Eden Project in Cornwall is a fantastic asset to the county and offers something for everyone from young to old. The science centre is a brilliant edition to the whole attraction.
With a Rain forest Biome and a Mediteranian biome they create some spectacular scenery, with massive trees and plants that collapse when you touch them this really is an amazing set of gardens.


The Sea Fishing in Cornwall is amazing whether your casting off a beach or a cliff or from a boat you will be amazed at the diversity of fish that you can catch. See our Boat trips page to book now

Boat Trips

There are pleasure boats that run high speed tours around the Estuary everyday from the Padstow Harbour. Great fun for all the family.

Wine tasting

Camel Valley Wines is just down the Road or the Camel Trail. Go and sample the superb white wines of Cornwall, with award winning bubbles this is the vineyard to visit in Cornwall.

Sailing and Water Skiing

The Estuary is a fanstastic place to learn to sail and water ski and with various companies offering both, you are spoilt for choice. The Estuary is a safe haven for a lot of wildlife and what better way to see it than from your very own sailing boat.

Camel Trail Bike Ride

A must do for every tourist visiting the Padstow area. Hire a bike and see the variety that Cornwall has to offer. From Padstow to bodmin this easy cycle route takes you on a journey through time up or down Cornwalls Finest river The Camel. Great for all the family, with lots of stops availble and things to do along the way.