The North Cornwall coast

Why visit the North Coast of Cornwall?

The Atlantic coast of North Cornwall stretches for over forty miles from Bude to Perranporth along a wildly beautiful landscape where towns and villages huddle in the cliffs for protection against the sea.

A renowned hub for thrill seekers who get active in and out of the water, the mile wide bays are popular with the nation’s surfers and families alike and the area magically combines the hip and trendy with absolutely stunning natural scenery.

You'll find:

  • Surf spots
  • Sensational beaches
  • Spectacular coastline
  • Picturesque harbours
  • Dramatic cliffs
  • Sandy bays
  • Cliff top walks
  • The Camel Trail
  • Tintagel Castle

Places to visit include:

Boscastle; Bude; Camelford; Crackington Haven; Delabole; Mawgan Porth; Newquay; Padstow; Polzeath; Port Isaac; Perranporth; Rock; St. Agnes; Tintagel; Wadebridge; Watergate Bay.

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North Coast > Newquay
Newquay's hidden gem of a sandy beach, well sheltered by surrounding high cliffs, with loads of activities for everyone.  

North Coast > St. Agnes
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Get in touch with nature and feel revitalised at Chapel Porth’s wild beach.  A seasonal dog ban opertaes on this beach. 

North Coast
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Stunning beach, at low tide forms long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes from Daymer Bay to Rock with superb views across Camel Estuary.

North Coast > Newquay
Porth Beach, on the east side of Newquay, is very popular with families and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. 

North Coast > Bude
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015, Widemouth Bay is very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.  A seasonal dog ban operates on parts of this beach.

North Coast > Tintagel
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Trebarwith Strand is just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock.  

North Coast > Bude
Ruggedly beautiful, Northcott Mouth is a rocky cove, but a sandy beach emerges when the tide is out.

North Coast
Just a mile along the road from Tintagel towards Boscastle there lies Bossiney Cove, a beautiful hidden gem. 

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