Coastpath at Upper Sharpnose Point Surfing at Millook Boat trip in the Camel Estuary Sailing at Padstow Golf at St. Enodoc Sea fishing at Lundy Bay Kayaking near Port Isaac



Tintagel sits on the South West Coast Path, rated by some as the finest long distance walk in the world, and a five minute walk from Guinevere will take you onto it. The section to Boscastle is one the finest sections of all, but you will not be disappointed by any stretch on the north coast of Cornwall. Western Greyhound runs buses between Bude and Boscastle via Crackington Haven, Boscastle and Tintagel, Port Gaverne and Rock via Port Isaac and Polzeath, and between Padstow and Newquay via Harlyn Bay, Porthcothan, Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay. With careful timing one way walks are possible almost anywhere along the coastline. Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor offer equally fine walking of an entirely different character.

Surfing & Bodyboarding

North Cornwall's beaches are the centre of surfing in the UK. The surf at nearby Trebarwith Strand is very good and slightly further afield are the major surfing beaches of Newquay, Watergate Bay, Polzeath, Widemouth Bay and Bude. Surfing lessons can be booked at all these centres, and boards and wetsuits can be hired. The best seasons for surfing are spring (when the water is unfortunately at its coldest) and autumn (where the water is at its warmest). Websites, noticeboards on beaches, and surf shops provide surf forecasts.

Boating (of all kinds)

The Camel Estuary is the centre of aquatic activities on the north coast of Cornwall. Windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing and kayaking, rowing and sailing are popular here. Lessons, courses, boat hire and boat charter are all available in the area. Boat trips to view North Cornwall's spectacular cliffs can be had from Boscastle, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Polzeath, Padstow and Newquay.


Golfers will not be disappointed by North Cornwall. The famous St Enodoc Club at Rock, The Trevose Golf and Country Club, and the Bude and North Cornwall Club, have 18 hole courses with magnificent sea views. There are other 18 hole courses at Lanetglos, Lanhydrock, Launceston, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, St. Kew Highway, and St. Miniver, and 9 hole courses at Kilkhampton and Treloy.


There are plentiful opportunities for fishing in the area. Rock fishing can be done at Rumps Point, Penhallick Point, Barras Nose, Port Gaverne and in Tintagel Haven. Popular beach fishing sites include Tregardock, Trebarwith Strand, Widemouth Bay, the Bude Breakwater, Crackington Haven, Crooklets, Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth and Watergate Bay. Trout fishing is possible on Bodmin Moor at Crowdy Reservoir, Siblyback Lake and Colliford Lake. Sea trout and salmon fishing can be had on the Fowey and Camel rivers. Coarse fishing is available on the Upper Tamar Lake, Bude Canal and at several locations near Launceston and Newquay. Sea fishing excursions can be taken from Boscastle and Padstow.