The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a steep and rocky entrance to the raging sea beyond. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also been a working harbour, both for fishermen and stone workers over the years. The main village sits high above the harbour and is a pleasant place to explore. Boscastle was made famous in recent years by the terrible flooding it suffered in 2004.
Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall and home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It's a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters. Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall's North coast with two beautiful ports nearby;Port Quin and Port Gaverne.
The Castle Bude
Grade II listed, steeped in history, The Castle Bude owned and operated by Bude-Stratton Town Council offers lots to see and do for free, whatever the weather. Open daily from 10 am The Castle is home to The Heritage Centre, CaféLimelight, two galleries and a gift shop. Explore Bude’s history, enjoy our continuous regularly changing exhibition programme, relax with friends over drinks, light lunches or cakes. Large dog-friendly decking area open throughout the year. Licensed wedding and civil ceremony venue. The Heritage Centre is the ideal place to come to find out about Bude and the surrounding area. Discover our world famous unique geology, the town's key role in the English Civil War and more.
Bude Sea Pool
Bude Sea Pool is a part-natural, partially man-made tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. It was built in the 1930s under the cliffs of Summerleaze Beach to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous Atlantic currents in the bay. Measuring around 91m by 45m, it is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. Since 2012 it is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn. The spacious Pool provides plenty of room for paddling or serious swimming:inflatables, snorkels, surfboards and even scuba divers are welcome - just be considerate of other users, please. Bude Sea Pool is open throughout the year and is FREE for all to enjoy. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times. Children must be accompanied at Bude Sea Pool at all times.
Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf and sun, and it’s the first port of call for many visitors. Clean, safe and easy on the eye, Summerleaze Beach is a big hit with surfers and families. However, it is the sheer variety of activities that mark Summerleaze as arguably the best beach in Cornwall for outdoor pursuits and water sports. There are superb local surf schools, but you could also try kayaking, sea fishing or sample the thrills of climbing or coasteering with friendly professionals. Summerleaze Beach also has features that show why Bude is popular for family friendly and disability friendly holidays. Summerleaze offers level access and a flat viewing area, while a sheltered sea pool is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a salt water dip. There are also beach huts to hire.
Tintagel Castle - Cornwall
In all seasons, Tintagel is truly a magical place. With its spectacular location on Cornwall's most dramatic Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of myths and magic, where the legend of King Arthur was born. See Atlantic breakers crash against the cliffs and through Merlin's cave as you climb the path to Tintagel Island. Visitors can take the rugged trail across to the island and experience the breathtaking views at the place where it is said that Arthur, child of the beautiful Queen Igraine lived. The ruins of the 13th century stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall remain and still have the power to inspire. The cliffs of Tintagel lie at the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Rich in flora and fauna they provide breeding grounds for sea birds, lizards and butterflies.