The coastal path is a great way to explore the immediate area to Tintagel, Crackington Haven or Bude.
Or a short ride can take you to nearby Tintagel, Port Isaac (where Doc Martin is filmed) or Crackington Haven. Whilst there is so much nearby, most areas of Cornwall and Devon are easily reached from here with their diversity of cliffs, beaches, moors, gardens, rivers and woodlands.
In all seasons, Tintagel is truly a magical place. With its spectacular location on Cornwall's most dramatic Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of myths and magic, where the legend of King Arthur was born. See Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs and through Merlin's cave as you climb the path to Tintagel Island. Visitors can take the rugged trail across to the island and experience the breathtaking views at the place where it is said that Arthur, child of the beautiful Queen Igraine lived. The ruins of the 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall remain and still have the power to inspire. The cliffs of Tintagel lie at the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Rich in flora and fauna they provide breeding grounds for sea birds, lizards and butterflies.
The North Cornish coast has beaches for everyone - bustling seaside towns with family beaches such as Bude, Tintagel and Padstow, historic fishing harbours usch as Boscastle, Port Gaverne and Port Isaac, secluded sandy coves at Tregardock and Bossiney, remote beaches with great geology such as Strangles. If you're looking for surf there is plenty of choice - Crackington Haven (10 mins), Widemouth Bay (20 mins), Trebarwith (15 mins) and Polzeath (30 mins).
Even after the devasting flood of August 2004, there is something for everyone, magnificent cliffs and scenery, rare seabirds, a beautiful functional Elizabethan harbour. The chance to take fishing trips, the unique Boscastle Pottery, a gentle stream with ducks bobbing in it. Historic old Cornish Cottages with sagging roofs, the Boscastle Blowhole - an astonishing feature that emits a loud booming noise, and sends a spray of water across the harbour.
Wonderful pubs full of character, some with live music in the bar on certain evenings, an abundance of eating-places, to suit every pocket. The medieval 'stitches' near Forrabury Church, a relic of times past, the newly opened Visitor Center with lots more information!
A thriving seaside town with two beaches, and for those who like to give the beach a miss, you have the Canal to walk along side. There is an interesting museum and a wide range of shops. The Rebel cinema is only 9 miles from here.
With its new Bypass this has become a rejuvenated town. You can hire a bike and cycle to Padstow along the Camel trail (A disused railway track) and in the opposite direction to the foot hills of Bodmin Moor. Wadebridge has a cinema and many small delightful shops.
Enjoy the fabulous coastal road to Port Isaac, a traditional fishing village that has recently found fame through the TV drama series 'Doc Martin' and the singing group 'Fisherman's Friends', who often sing down by the sea during the summer.