Fans of ITV’s Doc Martin may find this beach looks familiar, and that’s because it appeared in several episodes of the popular Martin Clunes series. But, while we can’t promise the sight of Doc Martin storming across the sand in his suit, we can recommend this north Cornwall beach as one of the county’s most charming.
This small sandy beach is almost better for walkers than those who’d rather be sprawled beneath the sun - and there’s a great pub right behind it that serves up pints worthy of the sunsets you’ll get to see if you hang around long enough.
The beach is owned by the National Trust, so you’ll find it pretty much the same as it’s been for hundreds of years, so take a minute to imagine it in its heyday when it was a bustling port landing slate and coal. There are some fantastic walks around the cliff paths too, and many a visitor has been rewarded by the sight of the sleepy hamlet below as they strolled.
Look out for seals while you’re in the area, as the Gweek Seal Sanctuary often releases seals back in to the wild from this sheltered cove, and the spot has become notorious for its thriving marine life.