Experience North Cornwall
Where there is nothing and everything to do. North Cornwall is geographically stunning in itself and many of our guests come to relax, recharge and take each day as it comes, enjoying our location next to Mawgan Porth Beach and surrounded by lush countryside and nature. Other guests however, look to enhance their stay with us by adding various experiences to their vacation to gain a real taste of what this part of Cornwall has to offer. We’ve cherry picked some of our guests favourites to help you explore from the fast and thrilling to the unusual and holistic, it’s time to experience North Cornwall!
Get Close to Nature.
Cornwall is a rural peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with a backbone of granite moorland. As such, biodiversity is rich, varied and well preserved. Here are some ways to get a little closer to it:
Padstow Sea Safaris – not only a personal favourite, but our guests have really enjoyed these 1- 2 hour fast rib trips with the opportunity to see marine life including seals, dolphins, sea birds, marine ecosystems, captivating coastline and even whales if you are lucky! The staff and skippers really know their stuff and I guarantee you’ll return absolutely thrilled.
Foraging – We are really lucky to have some really qualified and experienced foragers in the local area, most of which combine wild foraging walks with an angle on food, cooking or herbal medicine. Take a look at Alchemilla Herbs, Cornish Wild Food and Rachel Lambert.
Animal Encounters – Screech Owl Sanctuary, a few minutes drive away is a real hit for families and animal lovers. Owl handling and displays in addition to Wallabies, Meerkats, Foxes and Lemurs are all part of the experience.
Eden Project – The famous Eden Domes are a real sensory experience. Explore the biomes and find yourself on different continents.
Heligan – The romantic and mysterious Lost Gardens of Heligan are another must if you enjoy nature and horticulture.
Horse Riding – Reen Manor Riding Stables in nearby Perranporth provide a range of truly memorable riding experiences in the stunning Cornish Countryside, from children’s short hacks, to beach and pub rides.
Japanese Garden – only a short walk from our campsite, immerse yourself in the calm atmosphere carefully created to transport you to a place of zen. Beautiful and well thought planting, The Japanese Garden Cornwall is a hit with both locals and guests alike.
For Eco SUP, snorkelling or Kayaking tours, head to Newquay Activity Centre who have a range of exciting options for you to chose from. Our guests give it top stars for a fantastic experience.
Take a Step Back in Time.
Mines – Mining forged the landscape and cultural history of many areas of Cornwall. You need not go far before encountouring the remains of an engine house. Popular mines to visit are Poldark Mine, Botallack Mine and Geevor Mine.
Shipwrecks – of course, Cornwall is synonymous with coastal fairing, myth and mystery. Hop across to the Shipwreck Museum are Charlestown, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown.
Tintagel – More myth and legend, the famed seat of King Arthur and Merlin, Tintagel Castle and St Nectans Glen are a must on the wild North Cornish coast. Nearby Boscastle is also home to the Museum of Witchcraft if you fancy something a little different.
Tantalise your Taste Buds.
Cyder Farm – Healeys Cyder Farm really is a treat of a visit with something for all the family. Set in beautiful surroundings, with a rather temping tasting experience.
Wine Tasting – Conrish Wine is en vougue and we are in close distance to some of the best. Knightor Winery, Trevibbian Mill and Camel Valley all offer vineyard tours and tasting sessions, with some rather good food on offer too!
Phillegh Way Cookery School – Phillegh Way is renowned for hosting a calendar of cookery events and courses which range from perfecting a Cornish Pasty to mesmerising Middle East creations. From two hour courses to half day or evening experiences, learn some skills you can take home and impress your own guests.
Pot Luck Cornwall – Pot Luck really is a very different eating experience, each time. Our advice is to get signed up to their newsletter so you don’t miss out on ticket drops!
Rick Stein Catch and Cook – a one day course, you get to catch it and cook it at Ricks famous kitchens. Courses book out early so once again, don’t leave it too late.
Eden Sessions – high profile artists and bands perform in the this incredible setting.
Outside Cinema – during the summer there’s a selection of outdoor cinema experiences locally. Check out the Cornish Cinema Club who this year are showing on Great Western Beach.
Art Galleries – For a day trip, explore the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, or the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance.
Art at the Beach – Bespoke or group lessons here in beautiful Mawgan Porth. Always popular.
Park Runs – Our local Park Runs are at the Eden Project and Lanhydrock House and Grounds. Both well worth a visit after a bit of training on the South West Coast Path!
Camel Trail – Great for walkers but particularly cyclists. You can hire both traditional or electric bikes on this level trail which stretches from Bodmin to Padstow which plenty of opportunity for refreshments along this scenic route!
South West Coast Path – The UKs longest national trails starts at the bottom of our hill! The local bus route follows much of it so you can hop on or off along the way whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the Cornish coastline.
Adventure Parks – Back to the Eden Project for Hangloose adventures offering high adrenaline activities from ziplines to high rope walks.
Surfing – We are really spoilt to have one of the best surf schools in the South West on our doorstep. Award winning Kingsurf provide expert tuition for all levels on our fantastic beach at Mawgan Porth.
Coasteering – Kingscoasteer are from the Kingsurf stable and provide a thrilling way to explore our coastline.
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