Things to do in the Local Area
Which is the best beach in North Cornwall? Tricky question as the stretch of coastline from Newquay to Padstow is truly some of the best in the country, but here are a few of our picks;
Our closest beach is Mawgan Porth, which is a 10-minute drive or an hour and a half walk away. The beach is bordered by dramatic cliffs, has a pub, a number of seafood restaurants and cafes as well as parking and loos. It is a good beach for surfing and bodyboarding but only at Low and Mid tide.
15 minutes drive away is Porthcothan, a firm family favourite. With lower cliffs and gentle dunes, Porthcothan can feel a little calmer. It has a great café for ice cream and food and the parking is convenient. A good option for walks in either direction to explore the coastline and find quieter spots.
Trevone and Treyarnon are two more fantastic options, great for kids with loads of rockpools to explore, facilities close by, and relatively easy parking. Good for body boarding but probably not my pick for a surf.
Picking a beach really depends on what you are looking for, that being said you can't really go wrong around here, exploring them all is a great way to spend a week! But for what it's worth here is my advice;
Surfing Kids Best Food Quieter
Watergate Porthcothan Maw. Porth Porthcothan
Fistral Treyarnon Harlyn Treyarnon
Harlyn Trevone Watergate Trevone
Things to do in North Cornwall
Cycling the Camel Trail. The historic fishing town of Padstow is only a 15 minute drive away. Popular for people looking for some big name food options its also great for an ice-cream or Pasty, some crabbing and maybe even a boat trip.
If you are feeling active then cycling the Camel
Trail can be a great option, there are a number
of places where you can rent bikes, kids options too,
(click the map for Padstow Cycle Hire) then you can
make your way upriver on the converted railway
track for 5 miles to Wadebridge. If you want to go
further another 6 miles will take you to Bodmin
passing tea rooms and a Vineyard which make
excellent rest stops. Starting in Wadebridge and
tripping down to Padstow is also an option, it just
depends on how you want to split your day.
Walk any stretch of the Southwest Coast Path, we are Way Makers for the Southwest Coast path meaning we support this amazing stretch of public footpaths for all to enjoy, come and talk to us at reception for our best bits or have a look on their website to find a section that suits you. https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
Wet weather things to do in North Cornwall
Tide Climbing Centre - Climbing with ropes or Bouldering, suitable for all abilities
Blue Reef Aquarium - Get up close to all manner of sea creature
National Maritime Museum - Learn about how we conquered the oceans and the adventures we took
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre - Sit in the cockpit of countless different aircraft
Trevibban or Knightor Vineyards - Take a tour and relax into a tasting session in either amazing location
Bodmin Jail - Discover the hidden Myths and Stories of Cornwall.