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

North Coast > Rock
Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Rub shoulders with the celebs, get at tan and take a plunge at Cornwall’s trendy destination beach.

North Coast > Padstow
Chapel Bar lies at the mouth of the River Camel in north Cornwall, a 10 minute walk from Padstow. At low tide, a vast, wide expanse of sand is revealed which stretches around 1½ miles.

North Coast > Newquay
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. In the heart of Newquay, one of Cornwall's liveliest resorts, the beach is bordered to the west by the harbour and at the east by 'the Island' a towering rocky outcrop called which is connected to the mainland by a suspension

North Coast > Bude
A wild and romantic cove with a small west-facing beach, Duckpool is often less crowded when other beaches are buzzing at the height of the season. The beach is beautiful, but not suitable for swimming.

North Coast > St. Agnes
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015, Blue Flag 2017, this is a beach where you can freshen up and get active or chill out with a sunset cocktail at the beach bar. One of west Cornwall’s favourite beaches. Seasonal dog ban in operation.

North Coast
Beautiful golden sandy beach, only accessible at low tide.  Access to the beach is difficult, and down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. Only for the fit and agile. One of the most popular destinations on the Cornish coast. 

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

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