Hello & Padstow Parking Advice

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  1. RobMonkey

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    Firstly I'd like to say a big hello to everyone. I've just got myself a campervan (Burstner 7xeo Time) and I'm planning to have a 10 day trip with my family in the Easter holidays. One of the days is going to be spent in Padstow. My question is 'Does anyone have any advice for 1 over night stay in Padstow. Would like to be close to the town, and some of the sites I've tried haven't opened yet or are tents only.


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    We stayed at Padstow Touring Park over New Year. It's about a mile or so from the town across the fields if it's dry, just over a mile and a half along the roads if it's wet. There's a bus stop just outside and the taxi drivers are mostly open to negotiation if you don't fancy the walk.

    Easter is the traditional start of the season so they may not be keen on accepting a one night booking unless they have loads of free space.
     
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    Have parked many times on the harbour at the far end without problem. If you are only thinking of staying 1 or 2 nights you should be OK as long as you don't hang washing out. Some good pubs and restraunts in Padstyn as you well, hobyhoss day May 1st is not to be missed.
     
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    Easter? Padstow? :Eeek:
    If you can get in this would do: www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk
    There are options for "wild camping" in Padstow but I wouldn't rely on them at Easter.

    I suggest Treloan Farm at Portscatho. Walking distance of pubs and shops without the crowds.
    http://www.coastalfarmholidays.co.uk

    Nowhere near Padstow of course!
     
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    Would stay at Padstow Touring Park & use the footpath or bus into town - the harbour car park is fine off season but will be bedlum in the school holidays :eek: Another site closer to the harbour & on the cycle path is Dennis Cove but will be packed out & narrow lane access.
     
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    Cheers all for info.

    Ye i know DBK, don't really like going away in holidays, but daughter is in school now, so the only times we can go now.
     
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    If you can get into the campsite I and @Wombles mentioned it should be fine. Bit of a walk to the town, take boots, but Street cred should be maintained for your daughter. :)
     
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    You probably know the attractions of Padstow but as well as all the foodie outlets the cycle path runs along the coast to the right (when facing the sea) & there's a great walk to the left via the footpath up the ramp (by the public toilets) at the far left of the harbour. We missed it the first time we visited Padstow. It goes past a banked park type area then a scenic walk where eventually you can go down on to a huge sandy beach - easy enough to spot if you just follow the crowds. Padstow does get absolutely packed in the holidays so would suggest going during a weekday rather than a weekend.
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    I wouldn't try that now. From what I've been told, Padstow Town Council now enforce the no camping rule.
     
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    The car park toilet at the harbor charge 40p for a wee......:)
     
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    Hi and welcome!
    Dennis Cove is a beautiful little campsite a short walk from the town along the seafront.
    We have stayed there several times and it is our favourite campsite in Cornwall. Once there you will probably want to stay longer!
    Dennis Cove Campsite
    Address: Dennis Ln, Padstow PL28 8DR
    Phone:01841 532349

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    The good Burghers of Padstow must have been crying in their tea this year because their Summer started on 1st March and, because it was a Leap Year they had to wait one day more to change the car parking charges from Winter to Summer.
    The Old Station Car park went from £2 all day to over £6
     
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    Does that mean truck drivers awaiting to load are not allowed to sleep in there vehicles. Parking, not camping Graham. The OP only wants 1 night in the town, so he should not need a campsite.
     
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    The legislation governing truck drivers sleeping in their vehicles is different from the legislation covering the rest of us camping - not parking - Dave.
     
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