The National Lobster Hatchery 3 / 6 / 2015

Lobsters at the hatchery in Padstow

Marine conservation is quite important down here in Cornwall, as I’m sure you can imagine! Not only is it vital to look after the coast to preserve its beauty for generations to come but also for the creatures that rely on the habitat. Quite an unusual tourist attraction but worth a visit none the less is the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow.

A visit here is a peak at the science behind conserving Cornwall’s fishing traditions. You can see baby lobsters, giant lobsters and crabs – a window into life at the hatchery. They release 30,000 baby lobsters a year and you can see them growing up – or even adopt one if you like!

We would definitely recommend a trip to Padstow if you are visiting us at Rooke Cottages. The traditional fishing village is buzzing with excitement in the summer and a real destination for fresh seafood and great cuisine. Nothing can quite beat a pasty or ice cream by the sea. If you are staying at Harbour House in Wadebridge then Padstow is at the end of the Camel Trail. Cycle, walk or ride but Padstow never ceases to surprise.

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