Perched on the side of the valley overlooking the stunning Trebarwith Strand, the Port William is the ideal base for exploring the dramatic North Cornwall coast. Families, couples and four-legged friends alike will love the incredible spaces right on our doorstep to run wild and discover this magical and historic area of North Cornwall.
This picturesque fishing village rose to fame after the devastating floods in 2004. But after the recovery efforts, you’d never know there’d been such devastation. Nestled in a natural amphitheatre of steep cliffs, you’ll find a natural harbour, an Elizabethan quay, charming stone cottages and some fine tea rooms.
Be transported to a magical land as you discover this spectacular gorge-like valley that tumbles down to the sea. Follow a babbling brook as it flows through fields, before cascading down the gorge, over the waterfalls at St Nectan’s Glen, past a ruined village and Bronze Age carvings, though crevices and clefts, all the way down to the open ocean.Learn more
The waves at this wide beach break are popular with local and visiting surfers alike. Take a lesson with local Trebarwith Surf School, where all the instructors learnt to surf on these very waves.Take a lesson!
Immerse yourself in the legend of King Arthur as you explore the atmospheric remains of a 12th century castle and Dark Ages settlements, all perched on an island next to a spectacular headland. And don’t miss the secluded, sandy beach below the castle, it’s one of the area’s best kept secrets. Hunt for Merlin’s Cave, at low tide.Visit Tintagel
Step into a real life film set at Port Issac, home to ITV’s Doc Martin, and set for Poldark and Saving Grace. Wander amongst historic cottages along the narrow alleys, or ‘opes’ in this pretty little fishing village and keep an eye out for their colourful names. Squeeze Belly Alley is the world’s narrowest thoroughfare at just 18 inches wide!
The glorious golden sands at Trebarwith Strand stretch out for over two miles. With plenty of caves and rockpools to explore, curious minds will be kept entertained for hours. Hunt for the remains of Port William Harbour just around the corner from the main beach. The beach almost completely disappears at high tide so check the tides before you go exploring. This beach is dog friendly all year round, and lifeguarded in the summer.