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Explore the area

Sandy beaches, fishing villages, breath-taking countryside, stunning gardens, theme park fun, cliff walks, sailing, surfing, a cross-country cycle trail – all within a short drive through the north Cornwall lanes!


Bude Crackington Haven Polzeath

Bude
Major seaside resort town with a fine beach. Good shopping, especially for clothes (7 miles)

Crackington Haven
Broad sandy beach with many rock pools (5 miles)

Polzeath
Excellent sandy beach, ideal for children, plus good surfing (25 miles)

Widemouth Bay Trebarwith Strand Tintagel

Widemouth Bay
Sandy family-friendly beach, popular with surfers (5 miles) with the best surf school in the South West www.ravensurf.co.uk

Trebarwith Strand
Long sandy beach, popular with surfers and families (12 miles)

Tintagel
The fabled site of King Arthur's legendary castle set in a spectacular clifftop location (12 miles)

Padstow Port Isaac Boscastle

Padstow
Historic fishing town, made famous by Rick Stein's sea food restaurants (26 miles)

Port Isaac
Exquisite fishing village with steep street winding down to attractive harbour with a maze of narrow lanes and alleys (16 miles)

Boscastle
Stunning village and harbour that suffered devastating floods in 2004 (6 miles)

National Surfing Centre Tate St Ives Eden Project

National Surfing Centre
Fistral Beach, Newquay. Tuition and guidance from the experts, www.nationalsurfingcentre.com

Tate St Ives
This celebrated gallery opened in 1993 and shows the very best of art in Cornwall, www.tate.org.uk/stives

Eden Project, St Austell
World-famous biome conservatories with plants from all over the world, www.edenproject.com

Lanhydrock House, Bodmin Prideaux Place, Padstow Newquay Zoo

Lanhydrock House, Bodmin
National Trust historic house with beautiful gardens, Website

Prideaux Place, Padstow
Celebrated Elizabethan manor house and gardens near Padstow, www.prideauxplace.co.uk

Newquay Zoo
Cornwall's only zoo, set in ten acres of tropical lakeside gardens, www.newquayzoo.co.uk

Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre Blue Reef Aquarium Crealy Adventure Park

Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
nr Launceston. Cornwall's otter breeding sanctuary, Website

Blue Reef Aquarium
Newquay. Impressive display of Cornish and tropical marine species, www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

Crealy Adventure Park
Wadebridge. Major family adventure park and Shire horse centre, www.crealy.co.uk

Holywell Bay Fun Park Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre The Weir Restaurant

Holywell Bay Fun Park
Newquay. Action packed family fun with laser shooting and go-karts, www.holywellbay.co.uk

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre
near Newquay. Family fun with pony rides, www.springfieldsponycentre.co.uk

Weir Bistro, near Bude
The WEIR is an exciting new lakeside coffee house and bistro incorporating an interactive wildlife centre. restaurant website