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North Cornwall

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Holiday in North Cornwall

North Cornwall is a place of picturesque ports, dramatic clifftops and beautiful secluded coves. It has a distinctive rugged coastline and is perhaps most famous for its fantastic waves for surfing, clear turquoise waters and lovely golden sands. Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay are must-visit beaches while Newquay is a town with a Bohemian feel where you can learn to surf the waves or try an amazing array of water sports. The fishing port of Padstow, with its pretty harbour and bustling town on the west bank of the River Camel estuary, is perhaps most famous now for celebrity chef Rick Stein's fish restaurants. Seek out old fashioned fish and chips, delicious vegan alternatives or a traditional Cornish pasty if you prefer, and don't miss the classic Cornish cream tea. In Cornwall, the jam goes on the scone before the cream. In Devon, it's cream first. So now you know! Boasting the sunniest climate with the mildest temperatures in the UK, North Cornwall makes an ideal holiday destination.
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Beach Apartments in North Cornwall

Fistral Beach Apartments are luxury self-catering holiday homes with sea-views overlooking the beautiful Fistral Beach. Stylish and contemporary in design, these luxury holiday apartments are perfectly situated for surfers and thrill-seekers and just a walk away from the coastal resort of Newquay and some amazing restaurants, many of them Michelin-starred.

Villas and Cottages in North Cornwall

St. Austell Luxury Villas is a collection of contemporary luxury holiday villas and cottages near St Austell. Just 5 minutes from the Cornish coastline and St. Austell golf club, and near the lovely villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and neighbouring Charlestown, made famous by BBC's Poldark series which offers a good variety of cafes and restaurants.  

About North Cornwall

North Cornwall is rich in dramatic and interesting places to visit with a historic background or stunning vistas. The 13th-century ruins of Tintagel Castle said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, are steeped in legend, myth and magic and offer a stunning place to visit. Walk across the new bridge over a breathtaking drop from the headland to the mainland and upwards to the clifftop or down steep steps to the beach. The clifftop offers some of the best photo opportunities of the staggeringly beautiful coastline, as does the majestic 8-foot tall bronze sculpture of King Arthur, through which you can see the sea when you get to the very top. Poldark fans should head to the 18th-century harbour village of Charleston near St. Austell, where you can take a guided tour of the Poldark locations and on to the rugged and wild Bodmin Moor, while literature fans will enjoy seeing novelist, Daphne Maurier's waterfront house in Fowey and discover the smuggling history of Jamaica Inn that inspired her novel of the same name. For families, the Camel Creek Adventure Park in Wadebridge is lots of fun. Keen surfers, beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts will love North Cornwall as much as foodies and anyone simply looking for stunning coastal and countryside walks. North Cornwall holidays have something for everyone and all with gorgeous scenery and amazing food.

Things to do in North Cornwall

Surf the Waves

Cornwall surfing holidays

Learn to surf the waves or try stand-up paddleboarding, coasteering and kayaking, or simply enjoy the three miles of golden sandy beaches, perfect for dog walking.

Tintagel Castle

King Arthur Tintagel Castle

Be awestruck by the dramatic clifftop views as you walk along the new bridge between the mainland and the headland to the ruins of King Arthur's birthplace, Tintagel Castle

The Eden Project

Eden Project Cornwall

Enjoy a fascinating day out for all the family at the Eden Project with its contemporary gardens, events for all ages and the largest indoor rainforest in the world.

Rick Stein's Restaurants

Rick Stein's fish and chips

Enjoy the best fish and chips of your life at one of Rick Stein's famous restaurants or learn a new dish on your self-catering holiday at his cookery school. 

5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in North Cornwall

1 The dramatic North Cornwall coastline from Bude to Newquay, the mild, sunny climate and the rugged landscapes of Bodmin Moor with its surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty make North Cornwall a first-class UK holiday destination.

2. North Cornwall's Atlantic Ocean waves make surfing there particularly amazing. Head to Newquay or Bude to learn how to surf or try a variety of other watersports, including windsurfing, water skiing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding and kayaking. Or simply enjoy stunning ocean views from the beautiful beaches or clifftops.

3 Padstow's famous seafood restaurants and cookery school make North Cornwall a foodie's paradise and there are also plenty of places to pick up a traditional Cornish pasty, old-fashioned fish and chips or a cream tea.

4 The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey with its gardens' woodland and wildlife, and the Eden Project near St. Austell with its biodomes are just two amazing local attractions that make for a great day out for all ages.

5 For keen walkers and cyclists, North Cornwall's Camel Trail runs along a disused railway line for 18 miles between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow through some of the most beautiful Cornish countrysides.