Market Square Holiday Apartments are conveniently located in the centre of the pretty working fishing port of Padstow in North Cornwall. The town is built on a hillside overlooking the Camel Estuary and is steeped in maritime history. On the south side of the quay can be found the 16th Century courthouse of Sir Water Raleigh, who worked here when he was warden of Cornwall. To this day the town retains much of its original character with its narrow crooked streets lined with buildings of historic interest.
More recently Padstow has become famous for being a foodie’s heaven with lots of wonderful local produce, and being home to TV chefs Rick Stein & Paul Ainsworth. Rick & Jill Stein have a number of eateries in the town, with the original Seafood Restaurant down on the quay and then also a Bistro, Café, Deli & Fish & Chip Shop. Paul Ainsworth can be found at his Restaurant No.6 in Lanadwell street next door to Stein’s Cafe.
Padstow is situated at the end of a disused railway line, which is now the popular Camel Trail. This is a haven for cyclists and walkers alike running along the length of the trail to Wadebridge and then on to Bodmin Moor.
There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive or walk, Tregirls beach is a gentle walk along the coast path from Padstow and Harlyn Bay & Trevone are a short drive up the coast road.
On the opposite side of the Estuary is Rock, a popular sailing spot used by the rich & famous, including in the past members of the Royal family. A short walk around from Rock is Polzeath, a surfing Mecca. Slightly further around the coast from Polzeath is Port Isaac, better known to most as “Port Wenn” as featured in the hit TV show “Doc Martin” starring Martin Clunes.