Cornwall is well known for its beaches – the list is endless, as is the variety. Some of our favourites are
Trebarwith Strand: This is about seven miles from Boscastle along the north Cornwall heritage coastline. The sandy beach becomes completely covered at high tide so it is worth checking the tide tables before you set out. The beach is popular with experienced surfers.
On the cliff above the beach is a lovely pub/hotel called The Port William – sitting outside overlooking the crashing waves is a wonderful experience and if there is a thunderstorm raging you can stay dry and watch from the conservatory.
Sandymouth Bay: Sandymouth is a National Trust beach about eighteen miles north of Boscastle. At the top of the cliff there is a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces which is free to National Trust members.
The walk down to the shore leads you through a quite steep and narrow path, with some steps, which makes Sandymouth unsuitable for those who are less mobile. This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets and surf-hire.
Widemouth Bay: A very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.
Situated just eleven miles north of Boscastle and accessible along the South West coast path, Widemouth Bay offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools are based there. It has also received the Blue Flag Beach Award 2017.
Crackington Haven: Closer to home, at about six miles north of Boscastle is Crackington Haven, noted for its wildflowers and birdsong in the spring. The beach is pebbly at high tide.
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