The North coast of Cornwall is home to amazing beaches that are all unique. Here are just a few of our favourites. Click on the heading to link to the website.
Porthtowan (1.5 miles, 4 minutes drive). Run or walk down the hill across our coastal path to our local beach and you'll be there within 15 minutes. Porthtowan has it all: surf, sand, tide pools and rocky outcrops. What more is there to say? This is one of those beaches that really retains the feel of old Cornwall. Don't be deceived by the size of the beach when the tide's in. When the tide's out it's about 2 miles in length and connects to Chapel Porth and Trevaunance in St Agnes. Love it! You will not want to leave it.
Chapel Porth (1.5 miles, 5 minutes drive). This is our closest National Trust beach. It’s about 15 - 20 minutes to walk there. If you must drive then it's worth mentioning that parking is free with a National Trust membership. This beach is protected in a valley so is ideal for little waders and paddlers.
Trevaunance Cove - This cove is the quiet gem that sits near the village of St Agnes. You'll need a car to reach this beach but those who like 'old Cornwall' and nosing about for jewellery, trinkets and pubs will enjoy the ambiance of the village itself. There are more than 5 pubs in St Agnes for those who like to rest a while too. We know you'll enjoy the pretty Cornish road en route from the 19th acre. Just turn left at the Victory Inn.
Perranporth - This beach is 7 miles away and takes about a 15 minutes to drive. Young or old, water loving or not, this 3 mile stretch of sand is just worth a visit. If you'd like a day out you can combine it with a visit to Healy's cider farm or Callestick ice cream farm. Both are very worthwhile attractions with families.
Cornwall's known for attractions. Here are our local favourites:
Healy's Cornish Cyder Farm - 01872 573356. Great apple juice for the kids and something stronger for mum and dad. This Farm has lots to see and do. See how Award winning Cider's made and enjoy a tour of the Farm.
Callestick ice cream farm – 01872 573126. Who doesn't want to have an excuse for another ice cream? Callestick is less than a 30 minute drive from us and is close to Healy's. Combine the two or savour them each as unique experiences.
Holywell bay fun park – 01637 830 095. Venture 'north' on the coast to the fun park 30 minutes from us. With trampolines, rides, crazy golf and more you'll all have fun.
Flambards village – 01326 573404. At Helston which is about 15 minutes away is a park that will not only provide fun for the family but also interest for all ages. On a rainy day there's a Victorian village to see. In addition - there's a recreation of Britain in the Blitz. Walk through recreated 1940's England to give everyone a taste of times past.
Here are just a few suggestions for a fun day out:
St Ives – Beaches, shops, the Tate gallery. What more do you need?
Tehidy Park and Portreath – walking, cycling, beaches
Godrevy lighthouse - Seals can be seen near Godrevy in April & May
Lanhydrock House & the Eden project – A drive away but well worth a visit. Lanhydrock is a National Trust property. Like Downton Abbey in the Kitchen with cycle rides available
Lands End – The name speaks for itself
The Minack theater – Open air theatre with fantastic sea views. Quite unique.