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
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015, Crackington Haven is a lovely cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand when the tide is out along with many rock pools.  Seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.

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 > Newquay
A small attractive cove, also known as Polly Joke, that is north-west facing and less busy than other beaches nearby.  

North Coast > Polzeath
Good Beach Guide 2015 and Blue Flag Award 2017, this beach near Wadebridge attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. 

North Coast > Perranporth
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Huge beach with golden sand washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Ideal for families, walkers, surfers and even horses. Dogs must be kept on leads between July and August, 9am - 5pm 

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

North Coast > Newquay
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. This huge beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays large enough for everyone to enjoy whatever comes naturally.

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. 

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