OUT & ABOUT
Things to see and places to go. Discover what North Cornwall has to offer come rain or shine!
A peaceful 1.5 mile stroll directly from Bert's Cottage through fields and valleys leads down to Crackington Haven beach. An area of Outstanding National Beauty, from here you can walk up the hillside to the ancient St Gennys Church or alternatively follow the path to the left of the beach which will lead you to Cambeak where he dramatic coastal views will take your breathe away. Then head back to the Haven cafe at Crackington for well deserved lunch in the Haven cafe or fish and chips in the pub.
There are many beautiful villages of interest to visit such as the pretty Port Issac of Doc. Martin fame, Tintagel with the historic King Arthur. Visit the popular Boscastle for a stroll and a short drive away is the stunning Pasdstow where you can enjoy fish and chips from Rick Stein’s whilst taking in the view of the fishing boats in the harbour.
PLACES TO EAT
Sample the local food and enjoy beef from the farm restaurant on the cliffs at Trevigue National Trust Farm. Relax over a pub lunch and a pint at the Coombe Barton Inn next to on the beach at Crackington or treat yourself to a pizza at Elements Restaurant on the coast road at Widemouth. And the stunning St Tudy's Inn near Bodmin is a must for the best Sunday lunch around.
Alternatively, there are several Michelin Star Restaurants closeby. Padstow is well known for the Rick Stein Seafood Restaurant and also Paul Ainsworth at No. 6. And Port Issac also has the fabulous Nathan Outlaw's restaurant.
Enjoy long lazy days at one of the many beaches in the area. Crackington Haven is the closest beach to the cottage where the children can spend hours building sandcastles and rockpooling or having fun in the surf. Heading towards Bude is WIdemouth and in Bude itself are Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches. Further beyond are Northcott and Sandymouth national trust beaches. If you want to explore furtherin the other direction, you can drive along the coast to Trebarwith Strand, Polzeath and Newquay.