Five to try: Scenic Drives
Pack a picnic, pop on your sunnies and get ready to be captivated; have the drive of your life in Cornwall.
St Ives to Sennen
This stretch of road (the B3306) enjoys magnificent sweeping views across the west Cornish coast and beyond. The road quite literally hugs the remote coastline as it cuts through ancient fields which rest on mighty cliffs. With every twist and turn, the view gets even more glorious with the sea on one side and rugged moorland on the other. Stop off along the way at Zennor and view the church, or visit the mining remains at Geevor, Levant and Botallack. At St Just turn right and head out to Cape Cornwall, a quieter alternative to Land's End! Finish the journey at Sennen by driving down to the cove and taking in the stunning views of the famous Longships Lighthouse.
Tintagel to Bude
Pick up the coastal road from Tintagel and head north along the B3263 towards Bude and you will find yourself drifting along one of Cornwall’s most scenic stretches of coast. Your car will follow the curves of the dramatic coast dipping down to Boscastle and flying over the highest cliffs in Cornwall standing at 223m above sea level. The road offers detours through Crackington Haven and 1 mile further along turn left at Tremayna Methodist Church towards Coxford and Widemouth Bay where more magnificent sea views come into sight. The pounding surf and golden sands accompany the road through to Bude and star-stuck drivers will find lots of handy lay-by’s en-route offering tempting pit stops from which to soak in the view.
Head to The Roseland peninsula for the ultimate Cornish driving experience. Here narrow single lanes are the norm and scenic views come courtesy of some exciting manoeuvring. From Tregony, the gateway to The Roseland, take the winding A3078 to St Mawes and have fun exploring the network of smaller roads leading to the hidden gems of St Just in Roseland, Carne, Pendower, Portloe and Veryan. Head out to St Anthony Head for fantastic views across Falmouth Bay before heading east to have lunch at the Nare Hotel. Afterwards carry on towards Caerhays Castle and Gorran Haven.
Newquay to Padstow
Escape Newquay's bustling resort and take the scenic route along the breathtakingly beautiful coastal roads which towards Padstow. As Newquay disappears into your rear-view mirror you will sweep through Porth, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth with their surf washed golden beaches and hairpin bends before picking up the narrow coastal roads destined for Padstow. Stop off at Bedruthan Steps to take photos of the sea stacks before detouring from the B3276 where you will discover the infamous Seven Bays nearby; Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Constantine, Booby’s, Mother Ivey’s and Harlyn and Trevone. You might even recognise where a certain Ross Poldark rides his horse!
For maximum impact start out at the pretty vilages of Cawsand and Kingsand before driving out to Rame Head where you get stunning views up and down the coast. From there take the coastal road that sweeps above Whitsand Bay in a westerly direction so the coast on your left can be viewed in its full splendour. The road drifts high above the five miles of golden sand and rugged cliffs, populated by cabins of all shapes and sizes that cling to the cliffs. You’ll pass through Freathy before turning inland with the imposing Tregantle Fort on your left. Follow the road through Crafthole where you can detour down to Portwrinkle or continue on towards Seaton and Looe.
Explore Cornwall in an open top Classic Car
Perranwell Garage is based in the heart of Cornwall, just outside Truro. It’s a really good central location which provides a great start point for exploring Cornwall in a Morgan sports car and gives our hirers, even those hiring for a day plenty of choice of where to go.
Why not hire one of our classic open top British classic cars and explore Cornwall in style? The classic looks of a Morgan remain the same but are underpinned with modern reliability, we have a two and four seater available for hire. The MGB Roadster is an iconic British sportscar from the 70’s and is great fun to drive. The Morris Minor 1965 convertible carrys four people in timeless style. All our cars will provide the unique experience of driving a charismatic open top British classic car through the beautiful Cornish landscape.
Cornwall is full of places to explore and discover, including of course many miles of beautiful coastline and numerous hidden beaches. You can hire by the day or for longer to suit your needs, maybe for a long weekend or special occasion?
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