The Southwest is romantic and their is lots of magique! Drive along the coast on narrow roads...tiny car recommended!

Tips for To Dos and recommended activities
  • visit idyllic fishing villages such as Padstow or St. Ives
  • Rick Stein - the famous GB cook - is all over Padstow!
  • enjoy excellent seafood in St. Mawes
  • go to Watergate Bay and admire the Surfers
  • visit Rowena Cade Theatre at the shore
  • this is also Lands End!
  • plan an excursion to Bath which is on the way to London

Tips for where to eat and recommended restaurants

Yes, this corner is in terms of Cuisine in the hands of Rick Stein!

Fresh fish, simply cooked at Seafood Restaurant Padstow

Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep.  Head chef, Stephane Delourme and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes.


They have a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi.


Other Restaurant's by Rick Stein in Padstow:

  • St. Petroc's Bistro
  • Rick Steins Café
  • Stein's Fish & Chips



at the Seafood Restaurant they have 16 beautiful Hotel rooms

at the above mentionned restaurants as well as St. Edmunds' House Rick Stein rents several nice accomodations in Padstow.


Porthminster Café , St. Ives

Porthminster Cafe in St Ives is a multi award winning seafood restaurant.  The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.  The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.  The café is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a selection of homemade patisserie and fine coffees from St Ives Small Batch Coffee Roasting Company.


It's nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach.

Tips for where to sleep and recommended hotels

Hotel Tresanton - St. Mawes

Tresanton is a cluster of houses on the edge of St Mawes, one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall. In 1997 Olga Polizzi bought the Tresanton and spent two years completely redesigning it.

All rooms have views across the sea towards St Anthony’s lighthouse.

Tresanton has 30 rooms and suites, a restaurant with large terraces, a room for private parties, a dogs’ bar, a beach club and a private sailing boat.

There is no muzak whatsoever at Tresanton only the sound of the waves and the occasional Sea Shanty.


Carbis Bay Hotel - St. Ives


Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate offers a stunning coastal retreat with direct access to its privately owned 25 acre Blue Flag beach and breath-taking views of one of the world’s most beautiful bays.


There are over forty-seven individually designed rooms to choose from, covering a range of styles and prices. Each room is designed to complement its surroundings and views, reflected through colour schemes and decor.        


Their is the award winning Sands Restaurant and a Beach Club Restaurant in the Hotel


Also you should take time to visit the award winning C Bay Spa


It seems to be the place for weddings!