Padstow and National Lobster Hatchery

Padstow and National Lobster Hatchery

Situated on the West side of the Camel estuary in North Cornwall. Padstow remains a working fishing port today and you will find the National Lobster Hatchery by the harbour.

Padstow and the National Lobster Hatchery

 

Situated on the West side of the Camel estuary in North Cornwall. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful bays and beautiful golden beaches. The town itself has a colourful and ancient history. Old crooked streets slope down to the harbour where many fine medieval buildings can still be seen. Today Padstow remains a working fishing port whose produce has been made famous by Rick Stein's television series and acclaimed Seafood Restaurant. You will find beaches within walking distance of the Harbour, or a short drive along the coast will take you to some of the finest beaches in Cornwall. With its wonderful views Padstow is ideal for walking. There are any number of other restaurants, cafes, pubs, and takeaways many of whom also subscribe to Rick Stein's philosophy of making the most out of perfectly prepared, fresh Cornish produce. Rick Stein has opened no less than five eateries in the town.

 

The National Lobster Hatchery is a pioneering marine conservation, research and education charity. Our primary aim is to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve coastal marine biodiversity. In doing so we will be safeguarding the livelihoods of small coastal communities and preserve our rich coastal heritage.

 

Fisheries around the world are suffering from major over-exploitation. It is clear that additional measures are required in order to improve the way we treat our living marine resources and this is why our work is so important. Lobster stocks themselves are incredibly vulnerable and both the Scandinavian and Mediterranean stocks have completely collapsed and not recovered to this day.

 

We are best known for our lobster stock enhancement programme where we grow on baby lobsters from egg through their most vulnerable stage of their life cycle and release them back into the wild around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with the help of local fishermen and dive groups. In 2014 alone, we released 53,000 juveniles back into the wild and we hope to increase the numbers released over the next few years.

 

Anyone can Adopt a Lobster for just £3 to help pay for our baby lobsters to be raised and released back into the wild.

 

We have established ourselves as a centre for excellence in lobster science and our research is cited all around the world. Our public visitor centre welcomes over 40,000 per year to learn about the fishery and the sustainability issues it faces. Our all-weather tourist attraction in Padstow, North Cornwall offers information and activities for all ages.

 

Depart for Home Aprox. 17.30

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Weston Borough Arms Sth Outside the Borough Arms Bus Shelter
Locking Road
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle - Homebase South Worle - Bridge Farm Opposite Homebase Bus Stop
New Bristol Road
Worle - south bound Worle - Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Opposite side of Road to Summer Lane Bus Shelter
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