The Local Area

The Local Area

This part of Cornwall has some of the best beaches and hiking trails in the country. It’s also teeming with history and perfect for local days out. You won’t be short of things to do but if you are, that’s ok too. 

Beaches and coves

For beaches head to Polzeath or Trebarwith, both a 5 mile drive away. Both beaches are lifeguarded and you can hire body boards, surf boards and wetsuits. To get away from the crowds the little known spot of Lundy is perfect. To get there, park in the National Trust car park then it’s a short 5 minute walk down to the beach which can only be accessed at low tide. 

For idyllic wild swim spots, Port Gaverne, a 4 minute walk away from the cottage, is perfect. This beautiful little cove is very safe on a calm day. To get off the beaten track head to Port Quin, with only a small car park not many people visit. It has some of the best swimming and snorkelling around. 

Local Attractions

When you’re done with beaches and hiking there are plenty of nearby days out, including the legendry Tintagel, thought to be home of King Arthur (20 minutes away).


The famous Eden project is just 40 minutes away. You can also catch the local foot ferry to Padstow from Rock and potter round to enjoy Cornwall’s best fish and chips and ice cream.

Walking and Hiking

The cottage sits just one minute away from the South West Coastal Path making it the ideal bolthole for ramblers and hikers. The local views are some of the most spectacular on the Cornish coast. For a break from the sea air head to Bodmin Moor where you’ll often have the place to yourself. There is everything from big eight hour circular romps to a two hour ramble and can be planned around stumbling across an old pub just in case you run out of water ;).


The cottage has plenty of maps and hiking books for you to get some inspiration and plan your daily adventure. The wood burning stove and home cinema are always there to welcome achy feet for a relaxing evening after a long hike.