The north coast & mid Cornwall


Perranporth, St Agnes & Porthtowan

Three north coast locations with three distinct characters, all famous for surfing and all hugely popular with locals and relocaters alike. On a sunny day, the huge beach at Perranporth feels more like the east coast of Australia and the village has a strong local community. Porthtowan, the smallest of the trio, has a huge heart. With dramatic cliffs and one of the county’s coolest bars, this beachside community is blessed with one of the north coast’s best surf breaks. St Agnes enjoys some of the most dramatic clifftop scenery in Cornwall and is rich in mining heritage with the area of coastline providing breathtaking walks to Chapel Porth and Porthtowan.

Mawgan Porth, Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan Bay

Located on the north coast between Padstow and Newquay, Mawgan Porth is set around its stunning beach and has emerged as one of Cornwall’s most desirable coastal locations thanks in part to its highly convenient location near the airport, short drive from Truro and world-class Scarlet Hotel. The broad expanse of sand and clifftop walks makes it perfect for young families, romantic getaways, ramblers and surfers alike. Further up the coast are the small and select beaches of Porthcothan and Treyarnon, before the remaining ‘7 Bays for 7 Days’ lead up to Padstow and the Camel Estuary.

The countryside

Inland from the coast, the Cornish countryside around the western edge of Bodmin Moor, south of the Camel Estuary and north of Truro provides endless opportunity for horse riding, mountain biking, woodland walks and leading an idyllic rural lifestyle. The walking trails at Cardinham Woods venture deep into the forest where there are stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, whilst the routes provide an exhilarating ride through some beautiful scenery. The Withiel area is particularly popular amongst horse riders and the Camel Valley is famed for its award-winning vineyard and cycle path linking Bodmin with Padstow.