Explore Padstow and the North Cornwall Coast

A holiday in North Cornwall provides such a wide selection of sights, activities and places to visit. The Laurels holiday park is only 6 miles from some of the finest beaches in the country and with ease of access to the A39, Newquay, Tintagel and Bude are within easy reach. Here are some of our highlights.

Close to the Holiday Park

The Camel Trail Bodmin – Padstow

For those who enjoy walking or cycling at a modest pace this is a must for all the family to enjoy whilst on holiday. The trail follows the ever changing estuary from Bodmin through Wadebridge to Padstow and cycle hire is available at both ends of the trail. Nearest access to the trail is just 2 miles away from the holiday park.

Padstow – Ancient Fishing Harbour

Padstow Town and Harbour, North Cornwall
As well as being one of Cornwall’s most famous fishing villages due to the culinary skills of Rick Stein, Padstow is just under six miles away and is a charming village with a wealth of character, steeped in history. The beaches around Padstow and Polzeth are some of the most popular surfing beaches in Cornwall, with rolling Atlantic waves and fine golden sands. A passenger ferry takes visitors to the neighbouring village of Rock. You will find a host of restaurants, café’s and pubs alongside boutique shops and gift shops. If a spot of fishing takes your fancy then why not join one of the many charter boat trips that leave from the harbour daily.


A lovely flourishing market town only two miles away nestling on the banks of the River Camel with many places to eat and good selection of both high-street and indivual shops to browse through. Wadebridge also has a cinema showing the latest releases, perfect fro a family night out!

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is a surfers dream with a wide expanse of golden sand and some of the best waves in Cornwall! Try your hand at some extreme sports including Surfing, Kite Surfing and Bodyboarding. Watergate is also home to Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant 15.

A little further afield

  • Land’s End
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • St Ives
  • Penzance
  • Falmouth
  • Lizard Point

North Cornwall Picture Gallery

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Great Days Out in Cornwall

There is a wide variety of beautiful towns and villages and days out in North Cornwall within easy driving distance from The Laurels Holiday Park including:

  • Bodmin Moor – Explore the rugged landscape, perfect for walkers
  • Port Isaac – Famous for the TV show Doc Martin
  • Polzeath – Fantastic beach and surfing
  • Boscastle – Ancient picturesque harbour
  • Tintagel – Explore the legends of King Arthur
  • Newquay – With a host of beaches, shops and nightlife
  • Truro – Cathedral City and high street shopping

Family Attractions and Theme Parks

Crealy Adventure Park - Family Attractions Cornwall
If you are seeking a little more thrills and spills then Cornwall offers some fabulous family fun days out across the county.

Close to The Laurels Holiday Park

  • Cornish Birds of Prey Centre
  • Crealy Adventure Park
  • St Eval Karting Track
  • Springfields Pony Centre and Fun Park
  • The American Adventure Theme Park
  • The Royal Cornwall Show Ground

A little further away

  • Pencarrow House
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Paradise Park Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Flambards Theme Park
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway