Camel Estuary, Cornwall
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Camel Estuary, Cornwall

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The River Camel rises on Bodmin Moor and enters the sea on the north coast of Cornwall between Stepper Point and Pentire Point. Padstow, the home of the 'Obby 'Oss and Rick Stein's empire, can be seen on the far bank of the river.

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A: Padstow Harbour

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I: St Petroc's Church, Padstow - The Font

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J: Trevone Bay, Beach, Cornwall, England

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