Activities, Places to See and Things to Do

Ephaven

Ephaven and Lundy bays

On the very tip of our farm are the hidden beaches of Lundy and Ephaven a low to mid tide beach only, explorers will be rewarded with golden sands, caves that go underneath headlands and cyrsatal clear waters.

Port Quin

Port Quin

Historic fishing village mainly owned by the National Trust. Great for fishing, swimming, kayaking or bathing in the sun on the dark rocks or the grassy clifftops. The closest place to get straight on the South West coastal path. When the tide goes out it is perfect to explore the caves and rock pools! The odd boat chugs in and out now and again, but other than that Port Quin is a tranquil cove that conjures up images from the past. It is, as im sure you will learn one of North Cornwall's hidden gems!

South West Coastal Path

South West Coastal Path

Starting at Port Quin or link onto it from one of the inland paths across our farm, you can head South towards The Rumps Point and Polzeath, or go North towards Port Isaac and further on Tintagel and Boscastle. Absolutely stunning scenery is guaranteed.

Cornish Coast Adventures

Cornish Coast Adventures LTD

We also run a guided Sea Kayaking and Coasteering company from Port Quin with reduced rates for house guests. A perfect way to explore the local coastline which can be tailored to all ages and abilities.

See website: www.cornishcoastadventures.com

Port Isaac

Port Isaac

Travel time: 5mins drive the old way in ( not recommended if you cant reverse on Cornish lanes or in the summer months!) 10 mins drive around the main road. I recommend walking across the footpath around 20-35 minutes depending on your pace.

Quaint houses, Pub's and Restaurant's cling to the steep hillside around the fishing village and its 700-year-old harbour. Explore the narrow streets and 'drangways' between the whitewashed cottages.

Catch an outdoor concert of sea shanties around the harbour every Friday night between May and September. Feast upon the local crab and lobster specialties in one of the gourmet restaurants.

Or enjoy chilling on the beach watching the fishing fleet land their catch or heading in and out on the tide. This is where the television series Doc Martin was filmed and where the newly famous Fisherman's friends are from and regularly sing.

Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand

Travel time: around 30 mins drive on some narrow cornish roads or almost a days walk from Port Quin on some spectacularly sheer cliffs. Alternatively head over land to Port Isaac (20 mins) then this will cut out a good hour or two!

Rugged surf beach with a very long expanse of sand that completely disappears at high tide also a couple of great pubs one overlooking the strand. One of the locals favourite beaches although be aware of the strong currents and risk of being cut of by the tide. This is lifeguard patrolled in the Summer months only.

Polzeath

Polzeath

Travel time: 5-10 mins drive or 3 hours on the coast path from Port Quin (there is a quicker more direct path (around 1.5 hours)

A small village on the North Cornish Coast, not the most picturesque village but is a great spot to surf or learn to surf due to the gently sloping beach which offers good beginner waves, It can also be very good surfing for all abilities with the right combination of swell size and wind direction. The large sandy beach with golden sand throughout the tides and rock pools at low tide make it a great, easy access beach for the whole family with plenty of places to buy Ice cream and drinks and snacks.

Rock

Rock

Travel Time: 15 mins drive or 4 hours walk on the coast path from Port Quin.

Quite an expensive part of North Cornwall if you measure it by the price of a coffee in the Blue Tomato Café but nice to visit. You can Sail, windsurf or water-ski here (We can advise where to book this if interested) in the sheltered surrounds of rock and Daymer Bay, bird watching or people watching is good here. A lovely place to sit and watch the world go by or also the place to get the ferry over to Padstow on the other side of the Camel Estuary.

Padstow

Padstow

Travel time: 40 mins by car in the Summer or 15 mins drive to Rock then 10 mins on the ferry!

Nestling on the Camel Estuary, this colourful fishing town is known well for its seafood, shops and The Camel Trail cycle route to Wadebridge and Bodmin. It is also the location of Rick Steins world-renowned seafood restaurant and lots of other places to eat or buy the essential stick of rock or the "Padstow Lifegaurd hoodie" From this town you can take a ferry trip back across to Rock.