There are so many good restaurants now around the Padstow area that if you have the inclination, and the budget, eating out at somewhere different everyday is easy (you may need to book ahead). You don't need a huge budget as there are plenty of places that are good value. Our favourite good value spot to eat well is a little further west at The Park in Mawgan Porth. Don't be put off by thinking it's a holiday camp, the restaurant is great.

Of course if you have a bigger budget there'a a whole host of Rick Stein's places, and our favourite, in Padstow Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 with one Michelin star.

But on a warm summer evening a BBQ on the beach is always the best. Sand between your toes, happy children and wonderful sunsets-hard to beat.