Padstow is a 30-minute drive away (with no traffic) from Highcliffe, with the journey taking you through Wadebridge, the nearest river crossing. To save on the hassle of traffic and parking, and for a pleasant walk along the coast, we recommend those staying at Highcliffe hop aboard the ferry at Rock. Just £3 a ticket for adults, the short trip has to be the best way to arrive in the harbour town.
Once in the town, we recommend you spend some time wandering the streets and soaking it all in. A variety of shops stock everything you could need for your holiday, from a new sailing jacket to a piece of art to commemorate your stay.