The North Coast
The rich history, stunning walks and views and world class surfable waves, draw visitors to Cornwall’s dramatic North coast year upon year. There is plenty for adventurous, water loving families to get stuck into here as well as plenty of more sedate ways to spend your days in the most stunning surroundings.
9 miles / 23 mins
The pretty fishing village of Portreath and its gorgeous sandy beach are a great place to spend a lazy summer day. Popular with families, the stream that runs alongside the beach is perfect for tiny feet to paddle in. Intrepid surfers will certainly find a wave or two at Portreath and may be tempted to tackle The Vortex which runs along the harbour wall at high tide.
12 miles / 25 minutes
St Agnes Heritage Coast
Whether you prefer a gentle ramble or a challenging hike, walkers of every ability need to head for the St Agnes Heritage Coast where miles upon miles of stunning coastal walking is on offer. You can enjoy spectacular views from almost every inch of the coast path and soak up the centuries of history that make up the Heritage Coast’s story. Why not break up your walk with a paddle or dip in the sea at one of the stunning coves dotted along the way?
13 miles / 29 minutes
Chapel Porth Beach
Deceptive at high tide, the National Trust beach at Chapel Porth is a vast sandy bay when the tide is low. Surrounded by cliffs covered in gorse and heather as well as the dramatic tin mines that litter the North Cornwall Coast, Chapel Porth is an undeniably beautiful place for the whole family to explore. Wave lovers will find some of the best surfing along this stretch of coastline too. Warm up after your dip with a cuppa and piece of cake at the National Trust tea rooms.
14 miles / 27 mins
At low tide there are over two miles of golden sandy beach to wander along at Perranporth. One of North Cornwall’s famous surfing beaches, you’ll find plenty of expert tuition and kit to hire if you want to take on the waves of the mighty Atlantic. Located just on the edge of the popular town, there are bars, shops and restaurants galore serving up everything you could need.
14 miles / 27 mins
The hustle and bustle of Newquay coupled with its glorious sandy beaches and surf perfect waves has helped the town become a hugely popular spot to visit. There is so very much to do in Newquay for the whole family from popular tourist attractions to wild and wonderful bays and coast path to explore, you won’t be short of options. There’s a great food scene for families, groups or couples and some lively nightlife to enjoy if that’s your thing.