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Britain’s ‘Magaluf’ has been named as a small seaside town in Cornwall which tourists complain has been ruined by drunk tourists and “obnoxious teens”.

A popular spot for holidaymakers, the quaint town of Padstow appears to have attracted an unusual crowd as reviews of the location reveal a darker side to the spot.

Located in an idyllic area of Cornwall, the town focuses on the harbour, which is still an active fishing port, while local restaurants offer delicious freshly-caught fish – many of them owned by celebrity chef Rick Stein.

The town earned itself a reputation for fine dining and a tranquil stay away.

However its pedigree is now under threat as some said the picturesque harbour and streets have been taken over by rowdy groups of partiers, with some guests even reportedly leaving their holidays early, Cornwall Live reports.

Taking to Tripadvisor, Tom dubbed the town “Padaluf” as he recalled his family’s visit in May of this year, adding: “We visited Padstow on the afternoon of May 1, 2022, to find the usual charming Padstow after the ‘Obby ‘Oss festival.

“This year at exactly the same time we found Padstow had descended into Padaluf.

“The harbour was heaving with drunk partygoers and obnoxious teens all led by the pumping fairground and the very shouty ‘DJ OTT’. We got out as soon as we could.

“Those wanting to avoid going to Magaluf on May 1 should also avoid Padstow.”

Mark, from Norwich, voiced a similar concern, writing: “Love the place don’t like the tourists. Been here for a long weekend and visited Padstow three out of the four days.

“Great if you want fish and chips, pasties and trinkets. Terrible if you want a nice walk round, easy parking for the car, quiet drink or a bit of peace and quiet.

“Place is full of dog walkers not watching what they or their dogs are doing, people pushing buggies that once again think the whole place is pedestrian from the welcome to Padstow signs all round the harbour and village.”

However, others were far more positive about the seaside destination.

One wrote: “Beautiful and charming. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit Padstow the harbour is the focal point and where you can people-watch for hours.

“It is pretty, busy, quaint, and typical of lovely Cornwall.”

While another added: “Charming small village harbor with cafes, trails, restaurants, shops. There is not much in the way of shade.”

The town is centred around a still working harbour, with plenty to do including the National Lobster Hatchery where marine life conservation can be seen in action.

Holidaygoers can also rent out bikes for a scenic journey along The Camel Trail, linking Padstow to Wadebridge and then Bodmin via an old railway track set along the Camel Estuary.

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