North Cornish Coast
Newquay, North Cornwall

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The rocky North Cornish coast has many beaches, harbours and sheltered inlets and is home to a number of traditional villages. Accommodation is readily available throughout all the towns and villages, with every option from log cabins, self catering cottages or campsites, to stunning hotels overlooking the sea.

The famous Camel Trail is a great attraction for cyclists and walkers, stretching down from the Camel Estuary and running between Wenfordbridge and Padstow. Padstow is a very traditional and picturesque fishing village, with a bustling harbour and an array of shops and eateries, and is famous for its fish restaurants in particular.

Further down the coast Cornwall has a worldwide reputation as one of the most important surfing areas in the UK, mainly due to the westerly offshore winds which pound the coastline. Newquay has some of the finest beaches and highest waves created by the rocky headlands and reefs which rise out of the Atlantic Ocean. Fistral Beach is particularly favoured by professional surfers as it enjoys the best and highest waves. It has become the venue for numerous international surfing competitions, and houses many surf shops, a surfing school and offers a wide range of accommodation. The town is lively and colourful, and with plenty of shops, pubs and eateries it attracts visitors from all over the world.

There is an abundance of soft sandy beaches, hidden coves and rocky bays all along the north coast. Some can only be reached via steep rocky cliff paths, and provide the perfect tranquil hideaway for visitors and water sports enthusiasts. Walkers will appreciate the 50 miles of well trodden coastal path which stretches from Portreath to Padstow and takes in much of the otherwise inaccessible...

 

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