Hitting the coast

We’re so lucky to have the North Cornwall Coastline right on our doorstep which offers our guests miles and miles of breathtaking scenery, wildlife, and activities. From the dramatic South West Coast Path, to the famous Hartland Heritage Coast, and sweeping stretches of golden sand… Here are some of our favourite spots to explore on our surrounding coastline.

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Head North on the South West Coast Path

Walkers will be delighted to hear that we’re just a few minutes away from the South West Coast Path which is the best way to discover the hidden coves and rare wildlife that North Cornwall has to offer! If you fancy heading north, then join the path in nearby Upton and walk on to discover the beaches of Summerleaze, Crooklets, Northcott, and Sandymouth, before venturing into the breathtaking Hartland Heritage Coast. 

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Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast

Just 5 miles away from us at Whalesborough, the Hartland Heritage Coast is a famous and breathtaking coastline stretching from Bude, all the way to Exmoor in West Somerset. This 60-mile long route is full of stunning scenery, rare wildlife, shipwrecks, sandy beaches, quaint villages and so much more! If you get caught in the rain, we recommend popping into the Heritage Coast Exhibition at the Visitor Centre in Bude.

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Head South on the South West Coast Path

If you fancy a day on the Cornish coast but without the beach crowds and parking hassle, then the South West Coast Path is your answer! The breath-taking trail spans 630 miles from Dorset to Somerset, and is a great opportunity to discover local beauty points, secret beaches and rare wildlife. Head south from nearby Upton to explore the stunning sites of Water Cove, Tom’s Cove, Widemouth Bay, Black Rock Beach, and Crackington Haven… You won’t regret it! 

Local Beaches

At Whalesborough we’re so lucky to be totally surrounded by some of the UK’s most popular, and most breathtaking beaches that make the perfect spot for a day out! Whether you’re looking for long stretches of golden sand, dog friendly beaches, or surfing hotspots, there’s something for everyone. We particularly recommend the nearby beaches of Millook, Water Cove, Widemouth, and Summerleaze. 

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The Camel Trail

One of the most popular cycling and walking trails in the country; the Camel Trail takes you from Bodmin, through Wenford Bridge and over to Padstow, offering 18 miles of stunning coastal and countryside scenery. There are plenty of spots to stop and enjoy food and drinks, as well as many picturesque villages to explore. This is the chance to go and discover the real Cornwall!