Trevarrian Hill, Trevarrian, Newquay TR8 4AQ, United Kingdom
Bre-Pen National Trust
Quite literally on our doorstep, Bre Pen national park is the starting point for our dramatic coastline and south west cliff path. North east to Bedruthan & Padstow or South west to Newquay, Perranporth & beyond?
Cornwall Airport Newquay St Mawgan, Newquay TR8 4RQ United Kingdom
Just a few miles outside of Newquay, we’re accessible from all around Cornwall. So whether you live here in Cornwall or you’re coming here on holiday we hope our route network will help you come and go easily and conveniently.
As well as our passenger services, we have a designated Enterprise Zone, Aerohub at Cornwall Airport Newquay which offers the largest planning free development site in the UK, and 100% business rate relief.
Cornwall Airport Newquay is part of the Corserv group.
Tourism arrived in Padstow with the railway in 1899, with the ' Atlantic Express ' running a regular service between London and Padstow. Since then the town has never looked back and although the fishing industry still survives, there is little doubt what Padstow's main industry is these days.
Today, Padstow’s harbour is also filled with pleasure boats of all descriptions. There is a regular ferry across the river to Rock (a.k.a. Little Chelsea!) , a village which has lately been all but taken over by the young and posh from London.
Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SG, UK
The Eden Project
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.
Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. Registered charity number 1093070 (The Eden Trust). Money raised supports our transformational projects and learning programmes.
B3276 PL27 7UW, UK
The legend of a giant called Bedruthan using the beach stacks as stepping stones to achieve a short cut across the bay seems to be a late 19th-century invention. No early reference to the story has been found and the truth is probably more prosaic.
The first recorded name of ‘Bedruthan Steps’ is in The West Briton of February 1847 and is likely to refer to the original cliff staircase. It has been suggested that the place name ‘Bedruthan Steps’ was originally given to the staircase but has since been applied to the whole beach, and especially the distinctive stacks.
Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4BA, UK
Mawgan Porth beach
Mawgan Porth beach is just far enough from Newquay (4 miles) to avoid the crowds and summer excesses, yet benefit from the same golden sands and beautiful coastline. The beach here is sheltered by high cliffs to each side and at low tide there is ample sand for everyone, even on the busiest of days.
Mawgan Porth is a great family beach with lots of rockpools, caves and even a large stream running down the southern side of the beach. In terms of facilities there is everything you would expect from one of the region’s best beaches including disabled access.
There is seasonal lifeguard cover at Mawgan Porth and whilst swimming is generally safe this is also a popular surfing beach so is fairly exposed to the Atlantic swells.
Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4AA, UK
Watergate Bay beach
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot.
It is a large, open bay and frequently picks up swell from the Atlantic and is popular with families and surfers. Watergate Bay is a 15 minute drive from Newquay or a 45 minute walk, however this is a strenuous walk with many hills and valleys. The beach is a European Designated beach and has achieved the highest standard for UK bathing water.
Access There are several access paths down to the beach. The easiest access path is in front of the hotel in the valley.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, B3273, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN, UK
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic.