North Cornwall Guide

North Cornwall Guide

North Cornwall with its rugged coastline is ideal for surfing, miles of coastal walks and beautiful beaches and is the perfect place to take the family for your Cornwall holiday.

Camel Trail

The route follows an old disused railway linking Wadebridge, Bodmin and Padstow. It is all relatedly flat and is ideal for the family. It covers 18 miles, maybe stop for a traditional cream tea (jam first). Please drink responsively if you stop at the camel valley vineyard along the way.


For those who enjoy the great outdoors – head up to bodmin moor, where you will discover lots of granite, fascinating rock formations. stop at delford bridge great for picnics and where the kids can dip their toes.

When in bodmin do not forget to visit bodmin jail – but do not go if you are afraid of ghosts – it’s a five-story jailhouse.

Chuff chuff go on the 13 miles steam railway between bodmin and wendford



This is the UK surf capital and its easy to see why. It is the home to several surf beaches – try fistral its one of the best. Try crackington haven which is further down the coast – a lovely, sheltered cove.

fistral sign

Spend a day at Newquay water sports centre – everything from sea kayaking to simply fishing.

Newquay beaches are great for crabbing in small rock pools and exploring caves – head back to Newquay town in the evening for a delicious meal and lively atmosphere.


Pack your bucket and spade – Bude is north Cornwall’s best beach destination. Go to summerleaze beach ideal for families and a safe heaven for kids. When the tide pulls out it reveals a natural sea pool.

Crook lets beach is also a good choice for families. Great for building sandcastles or rock pooling. If you bring your dog, try duck pool cove Northcote mouth and sandy mouth.

Foodie heaven

Padstow is a foodies dream or pad stein as its now known – with rick steins restaurants a plenty. If you go further afield try Nathan outlaws in port Isaac


If you are feeling energetic go along the south coast path to Boscastle.

You will see some wildlife sites such as seals, puffins, and peregrine falcons. Boscastle is pretty village and harbour town. Make sure you visit the museum of witch craft and all its memorabilia