The Camel Estuary
Here is a region that is rapidly developing a reputation far beyond the confines of the United Kingdom - sheltered and teeming with life, both indigenous and manmade. The Camel River stretches for miles along stunning valleys full of history, along with wild birds and other animal life, then opens out into the picturesque estuary.
This guide covers the towns on the Camel Estuary and lands around them, take a look to see what there is in store by following any of the links to the right. We update them regularly, but if you have any news or events in this region, or would like to contribute to the site, please let us know.
The contrast from bustling waterways between Padstow and Rock and the blissfully peaceful estuary beside the Camel Trail is welcome, and means that - whether you are seeking fine dining, surfing or other watersports, peace and quiet or vibrant nightlife - the estuary and its surroundings can cater for diverse tastes without the usual conflict of interests. There is also a working stream train not far inland, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, some of the old track has been converted to the popular cycle trail. Bodmin is a town steeped in history, with beautiful architecture hidden away and thriving businesses unique to it, surrounded by Victorian buildings like the Shire Hall in the centre of town.
Padstow and Rock have helped to set this small area on the North Coast of Cornwall apart, but Wadebridge and Polzeath are quickly catching up, making this exceptional location an essential holiday and residential area.