Originally Posted by Faster
No, but it is in Cornwall. Padstow is not on the Channel, try on the other shore of Cornwall.
The place is a natural harbor that was improved with a closed wall with an heavy iron gate that its closed at high tide maintaining the boats afloat when outside the big channel tides takes the waters away. That wall and the interior port is a well defined characteristic that you will see on the map or googlearth.
For many years their main business was smuggling