Despite being a vibrant town with top-notch restaurants, parking is not too difficult in picturesque Padstow, but usually involves a walk in to the town centre.
Padstow Town Council owns two car parks. One is at the Railway, which provides level access to the town centre and the Camel Trail; the other is The Lawns next to the library with a 10-minute downhill walk into town (and uphill on the way back!)
There are two Cornwall Council owned long-stay car parks: Link Road (312 spaces), by the fire station, and Porthcothan Bay (174 spaces) where an hour costs £2.20, and 24 hours costs £10. At Link Road, an hour costs £2.20, and 24 hours is £10.
You may be lucky to find parking on-street in Padstow depending on when you are visiting, so look down by the quay and the lobster hatchery for your best chances.
Parking for the Park and Ride service is available on the A389 Wadebridge Road, near Tesco, with onward travel provided by bus down into the town. Parking costs £5 for the day. This service is seasonal, operating Easter and Spring bank holidays through to the end of September, but provides a good stress-free option with buses every 15 minutes.
For nearby electric car charging points, click here.