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Celebrating Padstow 'May Day'

With the suns warm rays finally upon us, we’re looking to the North Cornish coast (and the beautiful Camel Estuary) for inspiration on how to celebrate the start of summer. May Day is the biggest event in Padstow’s calendar, with 30,000 crammed into this gorgeous little fishing town, lovingly decorated with flags, flowers and greenery. Just a hop and a skip from our handpicked holiday cottages in Rock, it’s the perfect festival to kick-start your sunshine celebrations!

For Natural Retreats guests, taking the short journey across the camel estuary to the Padstow May Day festival is a stress-free and really enjoyable experience. Jump on board the convenient Rock-Padstow Ferry to avoid parking queues around the bay, and witness the beautiful wildlife around you as you glide across the water. Operating continuously every 20 minutes throughout the day, enjoy a gentle jaunt across the waves from 8am-5.30pm.

With roots in ancient celebrations of the summer season, the Padstow festival still stays true to it's heritage each year. Catchy tunes are sung by crowds of happy folk, delicious local seafood is available on every corner, and the famous 'Obby Oss' procession weaves and winds through the tiny streets, enchanting spectators with colours and music.

Expect..
• The festive Maypole, lined with coloured ribbons to celebrate the new season
• The infamous Padstow Procession where Padstonians follow the famous 'Obby Oss' through the streets
• Delicious local seafood pouring from every seafront eaterie and backstreet cafe
• Live music with talented local drummers and pipers
• Fantastic atmosphere with nearly 30,000 people crammed into this seaside harbour
• Friendly locals ready to share their wonderful stories with new faces

To secure your holiday cottage in nearby Rock, Polzeath, Port Isaac and Roserrow, browse our availability below or call our Xplore Team on 01625 416430

BANK HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY IN ROCK & NORTH CORNWALL

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Bolenowe29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£723Romantic BoltholeBOOK NOW
Pilgrims Rest29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£661Romantic BoltholeBOOK NOW
Sail Loft29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£533Romantic BoltholeBOOK NOW
The Barn (Roserrow)29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£410Romantic BoltholeBOOK NOW
12 Westward Flats29 April - 4 May(5 nights£515Beachside/Sea ViewBOOK NOW
The Beach House29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£823Beachside/Sea ViewBOOK NOW
Cranfield29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£974Beachside/Sea ViewBOOK NOW
No. 2 The Fish Cellars29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£757Beachside/Sea ViewBOOK NOW
Sea Mist29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£911Beachside/Sea ViewBOOK NOW
Burlorne29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£932Swimming PoolBOOK NOW
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Lupin29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£828Swimming PoolBOOK NOW
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Touchstone29 April - 4 May(5 nights)£778Pet FriendlyBOOK NOW
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