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A Guide to Visiting North Cornwall | Holidays in Cornwall

Many of the county’s popular tourist hot spots are in North Cornwall. Stretched across 40 miles of stunning coastline from Bude to Perranporth, you’ll find plenty to do wherever you are on the coast. Visit the stunning sandy beaches, ride the waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean and experience the beautiful exotic and historical gardens.

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Explore North Cornwall’s Bude and its’ surrounding areas in this cosy two bed self-catering cottage with a hot tub!


With 42 beaches listed on the North Coast of Cornwall, you’re spoilt for choice when deciding which beach to visit! With miles of golden sandy beaches and some of the best surfing spots in the UK, we’ve listed just a few of our favourites to tick off your “Cornish Beach Bucket List”.

  1. Bedruthan Steps Beach
  2. Chapel Porth
  3. Constantine Bay
  4. Fistral
  5. Godrevy
  6. Harlyn Bay
  7. Mawgan Porth
  8. Mother Iveys Bay
  9. Polzeath
  10. Porth
  11. Porthtowan
  12. St Agnes
  13. Summerleaze
  14. Trevone Bay
  15. Watergate Bay

Stay just minutes from Porth beach on the north Cornish coast in this beautiful bright and airy 4 bed holiday cottage!

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Outdoor Activities

We’ve narrowed down some of our favourite action packed outdoor activities to fill your days in North Cornwall! Cornwall’s North Coast is perfect for a range of water-based activities, so it’s great for dare devils and adrenaline junkies! Perhaps go on a Padstow Sealife Safari and if you’re lucky, you may see a pod of dolphins!

  • Kayaking (Koru, St Agnes)
  • Surfing (Fistral Beach Surf School, Newquay)
  • Segway Lakeview (Bodmin)
  • Newquay Activity Centre
  • Cornish Coasteering (Wadebridge)
  • Padstow Sealife Safaris
  • Camel Ski School (Rock)
  • The Bude Canoe Experience

Enjoy Newquay based activities right on your doorstep in this luxurious 6 bed holiday home with sea views!

Visiting North Cornwall | Holidays in Cornwall


There are some truly spectacular gardens across North Cornwall. Whether you love exotic plants, gardens full of history, or are looking for a tranquil place to calm the mind, you’ll certainly find a garden to meet your expectations in the gardens listed below!

  • The Japanese Garden, St Mawgan
  • Lanhydrock
  • Higher Truscott
  • Long Cross Victorian Garden
  • Prideaux Place
  • Pinsla Garden and Nursery
  • Pencarrow
  • Cotehele House and Gardens

A rural riverside holiday cottage near Wadebridge that sleeps 2, perfect for those looking for a quiet holiday in North Cornwall!

North Cornwall Gardens | Holidays in Cornwall

Points of Interest

There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in North Cornwall, with lots of stories and history behind the locations. Wheal Coates Tin Mine, for example, opened as a tin mine in 1802! It’s remaining structure is now listed as a Grade II building, with a stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Did you know that this mine also features in the popular TV series, Poldark? We’ve listed below some of our other favourite points of interest to visit when in North Cornwall.

  • Wheal Coates Tin Mine
  • Kit Hill
  • Blue Hills
  • Launceston Castle
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • The Rumps
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Cardinham Woods
  • Tintagel
  • Roche Rock & Hermitage

A one of a kind holiday cottage that sleeps 6 in Redruth, the perfect location for exploring the coast of North Cornwall!

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