The rugged coastline in North Cornwall offers amazing surf, small ports and hidden coves which give you everything for a memorable seaside holiday in the South West. Potter around delightful market towns, ride the waves at fantastic surfing beaches and pick up a souvenir at one of the independent shops or craft markets. There are also some spectacular countryside locations to explore in this area making it an ideal location for your next holiday in Cornwall.
As you trek along part of the South West Coast Path look out for Hawker’s Hut near Morwenstow or catch the Padstow- Rock Ferry to take you from one pretty coastal town to another across the Camel estuary - the breath-taking scenery is sure to leave you inspired.
For thrill seekers, the popular town of Newquay is a surfing mecca and many regard it as the home of UK surfing! It comes as no surprise then that surfing is a ‘must do’ holiday activity when in North Cornwall thanks to the wonderful beaches that take advantage of the Atlantic swell. Enjoy a surf lesson at one of Cornwall’s many fantastic surf schools or have a go at body boarding on “the Vortex” at Portreath. Mawgan Porth is also a great spot for learning to surf and is usually a little quieter than the main beaches of Newquay!
Alternatively, if water sports aren’t for you, visit the Bedruthan Steps at Mawgan Porth for a wide and quiet beach or take a trip inland and visit Camel Valley Vineyard for a little tipple or tasting.
Other places to visit include the unusual Museum of Witchcraft and the beautiful S shaped Elizabethan harbour at Boscastle as well as the ruined castle on the headland at Tintagel. North Cornwall holidays are addictive; once you have visited you will want to come back every year.
For those that love the great outdoors, Bodmin Moor offers some fantastic walking routes which when followed provide visitors with spectacular views across the northern landscape of the county. The highest point in Cornwall, Brown Willy, is found on Bodmin Moor and rises around 1,378 feet above sea level.
Potter around delightful market towns, ride the waves at fantastic surfing beaches
Holidays in North Cornwall are also great for foodies who will love sampling traditional Cornish cuisine! Padstow is home to Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant and Stein’s Fish and Chips where locally caught produce is definitely on the menu! For something a little more simplistic, head to the lovely town of Port Isaac and sample a cream tea or customary pasty on the harbour.
We have a great selection of places to stay for the perfect holiday in North Cornwall, check out our wide selection of accommodation in North Cornwall featuring hotels, cottages, holiday parks, and bed and breakfasts.