Situated near to Wadebridge and Newquay, there is a variety of beaches for the visitor to choose from, making Padstow the ideal location for a family break or a quiet retreat for couples. Visitors to the area have the option of boat trips from the Padstow harbour and can take part in crabbing and fishing expeditions with an experienced sailor. The Padstow Angling Centre offers various seafaring activities and excursions which can be booked from this location.
Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park is situated in Wadebridge and is ideal for families with young children. The harbour has long been an industrial hub of the area, providing work for fishermen and food for the surrounding area and beyond. Food is very much part of the local industry, and small business meetings can be held at many of Padstow's fine restaurants. The Seafood Restaurant, run by celebrity chef Rick Stein, and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant are just two of the fine places to eat.