Padstow was once a quiet fishing village along Cornwall’s northern coast, but in recent years has transformed itself into the capital of Cornish cuisine. This is due to the efforts of celebrity chef Rick Stein, who opened his first seafood restaurant here in the mid 1970s and has since expanded to another café, two hotels, a seafood school, a deli, and a fish and chip shop. It is a nice place to visit with a cluster of cafes and fishermen’s cottages nestled around an old harbor. Cycling enthusiasts love Padstow because of its Camel Trail, which used to be a railway line from Padstow to Bodmin. The trail runs east from Padstow for about 16 miles. You can also take a boat trip around the bay and offshore islands on the Jubilee Queen which leaves from the harborside.