Low tide in the River Camel at Padstow, with the village of Rock visible on the far side.
The original harbour at Padstow was enlarged during the late 19th, early 20th centuries with jetties that created an outer harbour.
The "new" jetties are still used for shipping as can be seen in this view up the Camel with the old railway bridge in the distance.
The old, inner, harbour which has a lock gate to ensure that there is water here at all states of the tide. As you can see from the number of people around Padstow is very popular!
Two more views of the harbour with a variety of craft on view.
We parked on part of the old railway station, this was the platform with the station buildings just ahead. From the difficulty we had parking the railway would be very useful in bringing visitors in without their cars.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012