Padstow and Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver's restaurant 'Fifteen', and Rick Stein's cookery empire are a short journey along one of the country's most beautiful coastal drives or a walk along the south west coastal path. Newquay, which lays claim to the surf capital of the UK, has many surf schools, bike hire and numerous beachside cafes and bars dotted along its many golden beaches. Just a stroll away brings you to a lakeside restaurant for that morning coffee or evening meal. A working harbour for sea fishing, cinema, zoo, golf course, horse riding and National Trust gardens are all to be found nearby making this the perfect spot to enjoy all the area provides. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Ives, Truro and Falmouth are all easily reached from this perfect touring spot. Shop 1 mile, pub 500 yards and restaurant 150 yards.