Before the age of steam Padstow was a key port, but is now known primarily for tourism and fishing. The town boasts some great restaurants including Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, and Rick Stein's seafood restaurant (and very good fish & chip shop for a more modest outlay).
This goat's cheese pizza recipe from Paul Ainsworth is a favourite at his laid-back Italian restaurant, Rojano's in the Square. If you have the time do make your own dough as it makes all the difference.