North Cornwall guide

North Cornwall Guide

Sculpted by the sea, North Cornwall has the most magnificent coastline. If you’re visiting the north coast, our local guides to popular towns and villages will ensure you get the best out of your trip.

Weathered over centuries by wild Atlantic westerlies, North Cornwall’s coastline boasts a rugged grandeur that offers some challenging coastal walks, with coves and caves, steep steps and granite cliffs. This coast is also much loved by surf enthusiasts. Newquay is said to be surfing’s mecca, but don’t forget slightly more sedate but very family-friendly Bude, also superb for surfing and bodyboarding, or keen open-water swimmers will appreciate its tidal sea pool. Portreath is somewhat a hidden gem with a stunning beach, or Polzeath is a nirvana for surfers with an enormous stretch of sand at low tide, this is one of the safest beaches along this coast.

Picture perfect fishing villages can also be found here with foodie’s havens Port Isaac and Padstow both on this stretch of coastline.

There’s never a dull moment for families visiting this part of Cornwall, home to many of the county’s best attractions. From Wadebridge’s infamous Camel Trail and Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium to Tintagel Castle and The Lost Gardens of Heligan near pretty Mevagissey.

North Cornwall is for scenery lovers, thrill seekers and surfers. There’s so much to see and do.