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
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Soft sand, easy swimming, fun family surfing, exciting rock pools to explore at low tide, sea fishing and the unique 'Tolcarne wedge' for boogie boarding.  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
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 > Mawgan Porth
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Large west-facing beach, plenty of sand at high tide and popular with families. A sheltered stretch of beach halfway between Newquay and Padstow. 

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 > Padstow
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes popular for sunbathing and a favourite with families. 

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 > Padstow
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Popular with surfers, excellent walking & marine wildlife. Golden sandy beach with little alcoves to sit and watch away the day.  Seasonal dog ban.

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