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. Watergate Bay has 2 miles of golden sand, fantastic for surfers + activity lovers of all ages and abilities. Good access. Parking. Toilets. Fantastic amenities. Dog friendly year round. 

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 > Padstow
Lying at the mouth of the spectacular Camel Estuary, Hawkers Cove Beach at low tide, reveals a huge expanse of sand stretching for around 1½ miles.

North Coast > Padstow
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2017. Lovely clean beach, north-west facing sandy cove surrounded by low cliffs and backed by sand dunes. Popular family beach with an expanse of fine sand at low water. 

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 > Newquay
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Crantock offers a large expanse of golden sands surrounded by dunes between the Pentire Headlands to both east and west. 

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

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