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The Atlantic Coast offers a mass of opportunities for the keen surfer, or kite surfer. Whilst the dramatic cliffs molded by the westerly storms provide a wonderful back drop just waiting to be explored.
Porthtowan, famous for its surfing, is set between two valleys providing dramatic cliffs on either side and excellent waves. Along the coast you will find mining stacks with breathtaking views against the moorland countryside.
Perranporth holds many hidden treasures, some of historical value have been taken by the sand dunes, but on the cliffs to the north east of the village there is an Iron Age hill camp, and the more recent addition of the Millenium Sundial. Winston Graham wrote his first Poldark novel while in Perranporth.
Newquay is the most popular location for surfing in the UK with its multitude of fantastic surfing beaches and facilities. Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, you can find tuition or beaches to suit your needs. Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium also in Newquay provide excellent family days out.
Padstow holds Rick Steins bustling empire, with many seafood eateries, deli’s and café’s, a most relaxing day is on offer. The Nation Lobster Hatchery adds a certain topical interest to the town. Across the River Camel from Padstow is Rock, which can be accessed via ferry.
Wadebridge, part of the Camel Trail was once a market town. From here it is easy to hire bicycles and travel either to Padstow or deep into Bodmin Moor. Nearby the resting place of former poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, at St Enodoc is well worth a visit, as at one time the church was buried in sand.