{"LocationDetails":{"Id":74,"Name":"North Cornwall","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holidays in North Cornwall\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the kind of dramatic coastal scenery that postcards don\u0026rsquo;t quite do justice to, North Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s one of those destinations that just have it all. For the walkers, it\u0026rsquo;s all about taking in the views with long old walks along the South West Coast Path, there\u0026rsquo;s a thriving surf scene to dip your toe in, and that\u0026rsquo;s before we even get started on the sandy beaches like Perran Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor the foodies, it\u0026rsquo;s all about spending time in Padstow and sampling the area\u0026rsquo;s famous seafood scene. Placed firmly on the map by celebrity chef Rick Stein and his empire of eateries, Padstow\u0026rsquo;s a bustling harbour town dotted with restaurants that have food enthusiasts visiting all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to lose yourself in the myths and legends that have kept imaginations whirring, you\u0026rsquo;ll find landmarks like Tintagel Castle waiting to be discovered. Set high on a cliff with the sea swirling beneath it, this ruined castle\u0026rsquo;s long sat at the heart of all those King Arthur stories that bring Cornwall to life, and if you\u0026rsquo;re visiting the area as a family it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect way to entertain the kids during a day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in North Cornwall\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe perfect playground for visitors of all ages, North Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s one great big opportunity to stretch your legs, get outdoors and rediscover how good it feels to do something exhilarating. So, it goes without saying that most of our favourite things to do in North Cornwall involve getting active and trying new things. For one thing, there are miles and miles of the South West Coast Path to wander, and if you like your scenery dramatic then it\u0026rsquo;s just the place for that long old walk. The lovely thing about the coast path is that you can pick a section and plan your journey, just don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those of you thinking of getting on two wheels for your North Cornwall holiday, head for the Camel Trail. This flat, even trail runs all the way from Bodmin to Looe, and its flat surface means it\u0026rsquo;s popular with walkers, those with pushchairs, cyclists and horse riders. The trail follows a disused railway line, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely way to take in some of the region\u0026rsquo;s scenery during your visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in North Cornwall \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhere do we start when it comes to all those gorgeous places to visit in North Cornwall? There\u0026rsquo;s a destination to suit every kind of visit and every kind of visitors, from the foodie capital that\u0026rsquo;s Padstow to the windswept moorland of Bodmin. Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s shot to fame once more in recent years thanks to the fact that it\u0026rsquo;s one of the main filming locations for the BBC\u0026rsquo;s Poldark series. A favourite with walkers and those keen to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier resorts, it\u0026rsquo;s a great starting point if you\u0026rsquo;re keen to get a sense of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those beachy days, head to Perranporth. This tiny former tin mining village sits right on a wide, sandy beach that has plenty of room for everyone (even at the height of summer), and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the region\u0026rsquo;s best-loved surf spots. You\u0026rsquo;ll find surf schools in the area for those of you keen to give the sport a try during your time in Cornwall, and with three miles of sand to its name, Perran Beach is perfect for that family day by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"north-cornwall","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/North Cornwall.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Crown Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Crown Inn is one of Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s oldest pubs, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place for a pitstop whilst you explore the rugged area that surrounds it. With a quaint feel to it that\u0026rsquo;ll have you wanting to settle down and stay for an afternoon, the pub also prides itself on its menu and the reviewers on TripAdvisor have nothing but glowing reviews to share.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin restaurant prides itself on fresh Cornish produce, and you\u0026rsquo;ll always find the latest seasonal produce on the specials board. The Crown Inn serves food every day of the week, and in warmer weather the garden makes a peaceful setting to enjoy a meal in the historic surroundings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re keen to try out a local pub during a stay in Bodmin accommodation, this is the place. With great, hot food and a relaxed atmosphere you\u0026rsquo;ll feel right at home. 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Hidden in the gorgeous Cardinham Woods just two miles from Bodmin, we aren\u0026rsquo;t exaggerating when we say this is an escape as well as a cafe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe historic cottage is a fantastic place to sample a cream tea, and although beautifully decorated inside\u0026nbsp; it also offers outside seating with plenty of space. Dog owners will find their pets welcome outside, and there are facilities for them too. Children can enjoy the adventure play area in safety, and this cafe makes a great resting spot during a bike ride. 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The jail was constructed by its unfortunate prisoners using 20,000 tons of granite from a nearby quarry and it\u0026#39;s one of Dartmoor\u0026#39;s most interesting sites..\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, its walls are so safe that the Crown Jewels, and the Domesday Book have been stored within them during its history too. Now a family attraction for all weathers, the jail includes original cells from the former civil and naval prison (which closed in 1927), as well as a courtyard and a bar and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors are free to roam the tiny cells, peer up at the small barred windows high above and get a real feel for what life was like for the prisoners. 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Fans of the novel and du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s other famous works flock to the inn every year, and it\u0026rsquo;s lonely position on the windy outskirts of Bodmin Moor make it easy to understand why it inspired the chilling book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the novel had you imagining an imposing building in the heart of the moor then you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed, the Jamaica Inn is much as it\u0026rsquo;s always been, so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to get a sense of how it would have seemed to weary visitors as they arrived at the end of a long day journeying across Bodmin Moor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin family attraction also has a restaurant and fascinating Daphne du Maurier museum, and the coaching house has enough history of its own to fill another. 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The first thing that will strike you during your visit is how easy it is to imagine the house in its heyday as the rooms are decorated just as they were by the family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was decorated in 1881, following a serious fire, and the design and interiors offer a rare insight into life in the Victorian era. Peer into the servants\u0026rsquo; quarters, and then wander the Long Gallery and its collection of rare books to get a feel for both worlds. Creep through the children\u0026rsquo;s nurseries and admire the opulence that welcomed the newest additions to the family. The house offers a glimpse into everyday life of the Victorian era, and shows just how different life was upstairs in the comfortable rooms to \u0026lsquo;below stairs\u0026rsquo; in the chilly servants\u0026rsquo; quarters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExperience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War. You\u0026rsquo;re also welcome to explore the gardens, visit the family chapel and peer into the stables...all of which are open to visitors. Lanhydrock is every inch the looming Victorian estate, and its surrounded by acres of rolling land that make it a fantastic place to while away some time during a Cornwall holiday. The Victorian parterre is lined with yews and the grounds are dotted with historic oak and beech trees, so make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy the gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4409,"LocationLongitude":-4.69784,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/lanhydrock","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bodmin Moor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNeed some breathing space? How does a sprawling moor that stretches for 150 square miles sound? Bodmin Moor is about as spacious as you can get, and its unspoilt beauty and rugged landscape make it the perfect place for a walk during a Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBodmin Moor has a whole collection of designations to its name, and it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that for one thing it\u0026rsquo;s been named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the landscape has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the area\u0026rsquo;s World Heritage Site status notes the significance of the tin mining industry that dates back more than 4000 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s highest peaks on the moor in the forms of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, and the views from each will take your breath away. It\u0026rsquo;s easier to see the marks of the moor\u0026rsquo;s history from above, so look out for the remains of ancient buildings and medieval farms...it\u0026rsquo;ll hit you just how much history you\u0026rsquo;re walking through during your day exploring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe landscape may be rugged but it\u0026rsquo;s also diverse. Dramatic tors loom high above the moor\u0026rsquo;s visitors and ancient oak woodland lines hidden valleys, just take your pick of walks and trails and discover an area that\u0026rsquo;s been largely untouched for thousands of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5363,"LocationLongitude":-4.58375,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/bodmin-moor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bodmin \u0026 Wenford Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHop aboard, take a seat and travel back in time with a journey on the\u0026nbsp;Bodmin and Wenford Railway - the perfect dog friendly attraction in Bodmin for those enjoying family holidays. This nostalgic steam train will delight children and remind the older passengers of days gone by, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 13 mile round trip is a brilliant way to sit back and admire the Cornish countryside, and the smell of steam and sounds of the engine will transport you back to the 1950s. The passenger train runs between February and December, and there are various themed events available throughout the year too, and some of them may surprise you...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe programme of events range from the quaint such as Steam and Cream specials aboard the Cornish Belle, murder mystery specials that would make Agatha Christie proud, Santa by Steam and (wait for it) the Disco Train. 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This dramatic ruin sits atop the cliffs of north Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s always been surrounded by Arthurian legends. Was the castle really the birthplace of King Arthur? How did Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave on the beach at the foot of the cliffs get its name?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWell, whatever the truths behind the rumours one thing\u0026rsquo;s certain and that\u0026rsquo;s that Tintagel is a beautiful Cornwall attraction that will fascinate the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYour journey will start with an introductory video bringing you up to speed on the castle\u0026rsquo;s history and legends, and then you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to go and discover its secrets for yourselves. There\u0026rsquo;s a beach cafe down on the shore, so Tintagel is a day trip with everything you need \u0026ndash; intrigue, views and a little refreshment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven reaching the ruins is an adventure as you\u0026rsquo;ll need to navigate steep steps and bridges high above the waves crashing below, so wear shoes with a good grip. Take time to admire the dramatic views from Tintagel\u0026rsquo;s impressive vantage point, and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon understand why this stretch of coastline has inspired legends that have lasted for centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTintagel\u0026rsquo;s air of mystery keeps the tales of King Arthur in mind during a visit, and you can go down to the shore and visit Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave. 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It seems nobody visits the area without their curiosity getting the better of them, and judging by the reviews on TripAdvisor they\u0026rsquo;re always glad it did. This quirky museum is one of the world\u0026rsquo;s leading dedicated to witchcraft, and it\u0026rsquo;s just the sort of peculiar attraction you\u0026rsquo;ll be hoping to stumble upon during your stay in the West Country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the largest collection of witch-inspired artefacts and memorabilia, the museum has been open for more than 50 years. It\u0026rsquo;s a great attraction to spend some time in after visiting nearby Tintagel Castle, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the mood to learn all about witchcraft after seeing the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur. The friendly staff are so enthusiastic that they\u0026rsquo;ll have you hooked as soon as you arrive, and you\u0026rsquo;ll have an unforgettable visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum delves into the meaning of witchery and its presence throughout England over the years. Luckily, most of the artefacts survived the severe flood of 2004, but you can still see the waterline inside the entrance. There are hundreds of artefacts to browse, brining to life the weird and wonderful practices of witches over hundreds of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLearn how they looked into the future, who they cursed and why they had familiars \u0026ndash; all through the very objects that were used for their dark spells and rituals. 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The hall is an impressive sight, complete with a round table, granite thrones and 72 round tables \u0026ndash; if Arthur existed, he would certainly feel at home here!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe legend is bought to life further still with lighting and sound effects accompanied by a narration to set the scene and tell the story. The light show highlights the pictures in the stained glass and tells the story of each, and there\u0026#39;s always a chance to sit in the great throne and see how it felt to be king. 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The entrance looms wide open at 60 feet high and if you venture in you\u0026rsquo;ll find two more caverns inside, but be warned, they\u0026rsquo;re very dark.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome at this beach all year round and there\u0026rsquo;s a parking layby nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6717,"LocationLongitude":-4.73799,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000016421797XXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/boscastle-tintagel/bossiney-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000016421797XXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Riverside Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet beside the bubbling river in Boscastle, the Riverside Restaurant offers spectacular country views and fine food in the most peaceful atmosphere. The Boscastle restaurant was completely redecorated after the flood of 2004, but the original slate floors and granite walls remain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Riverside Restaurant serves an a la Carte menu and full grill that will delight those staying in self-catering Boscastle accommodation. If you fancy steak whilst staying in Ruby Country, the Char-Grill menu will have just the thing. Choose to visit of an evening when the atmosphere is formal and you can dig out your glad rags or enjoy the tearooms at lunchtime when things are more relaxed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a sophisticated a la carte menu of an evening and the lunchtime selection includes lighter meals and afternoon teas. The tea garden overlooks the River Valency (even the name\u0026#39;s elegant isn\u0026#39;t it?) and if you visit on a sunny afternoon you\u0026#39;ll experience what life in Cornwall\u0026#39;s all about. 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The inn dates back to the 16 century, and its traditional interiors make it a cosy place to unwind. Dine in the restaurant and enjoy waitress service or stick with tradition and enjoy local produce in the slate-floored bar area. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty to choose from, and some great vegetarian choices. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget to check the specials board before you order too. The Napoleon Inn is featured in the Good Beer Guide 2011, and the restaurant makes the perfect setting for a cosy meal for two. 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From the cafe\u0026rsquo;s speciality, homemade cream teas and cakes, to light snacks such as baguettes, burgers, and sandwiches \u0026ndash; The Strand Cafe offers simple, wholesome food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cafe enjoys stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean, and if you sit outside on a summer\u0026rsquo;s day the sea breeze and people-watching will offer a taste of the seaside too. Take your time and watch the surfers, or take your food away with you and find a quiet spot to picnic. Firm favourites on the menu include crab soup, traditional pasties (well it wouldn\u0026rsquo;t be a proper holiday in Cornwall without at least one) and we have it on good authority that the veggie burgers lure local residents from neighbouring towns...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Strand Cafe is open between Easter and the end of September.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6447,"LocationLongitude":-4.76031,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/china tea pot.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/boscastle-tintagel/the-strand-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/china tea pot.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Castle Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026#39;s face it, the views on Bude\u0026#39;s coastline are so striking that you won\u0026#39;t want to dine indoors at all during a stay in the area, and once you\u0026#39;ve dined on the balcony of this waterside eatery you won\u0026#39;t look back (literally!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Castle Restaurant in Bude is perfect for eating out as a family during a stay in Bude accommodation. 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There is also disabled access available.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.829,"LocationLongitude":-4.54875,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/couple at dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/the-castle-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/couple at dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Urchins Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eUrchins Bistro in Bude is one of Bude\u0026rsquo;s most popular restaurants and its owners Gary and Andrew have seen their venture earn a loyal following of fans. This light and airy bistro avoids the traditional stereotype of seaside food with ease, replacing it with chic homemade meals and a packed specials board that they take pride in keeping fresh.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis si the kind of bistro where you can enjoy a meal without feeling rushed, chat to locals or other visitors and try something new. Not only is the food impressive, but so is the attitude of the guys to their pricing. They appreciate that there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out in the area and don\u0026rsquo;t try to compete, choosing instead to attract customers with their reasonable prices and delicious home-cooked meals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUrchins welcomes children and there\u0026rsquo;s a special menu especially for them, and well-behaved dogs are also invited along. Since Gary was a vegetarian for three decades he appreciates how tricky dining out can be for those of you who don\u0026rsquo;t eat meat, so expect plenty of options for veggies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8316,"LocationLongitude":-4.54464,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364810376.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/urchins-bistro","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364810376.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Life\u0027s A Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you love the beach and you love good food then the chances are you\u0026rsquo;re going to fall hard for Life a Beach in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s spectacular Bude. This informal beach cafe by day and chic restaurant by night has something for everyone and it\u0026rsquo;s right beside Summerleaze Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt serves hot meals and light snacks to those fresh from the surf, the sand-loving families and the walkers throughout the day, and welcomes couples looking for views and groups of friends eager to unwind over a casual meal once the sun sets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes local produce with an emphasis on seafood\u0026nbsp; and no matter when you drop in you\u0026rsquo;ll find the atmosphere typically friendly and relaxed. There\u0026rsquo;s a take-away service during the day too, so if you can\u0026rsquo;t stay away from the dramatic beach long enough to eat your ice cream you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to wander off and enjoy it in the sunshine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis informal caf\u0026eacute; and restaurant is perfect for a relaxed meal or snack during a day on the nearby Summerleaze beach, and the views of an evening transform it into a romantic spot for two. The menu\u0026rsquo;s emphasis on fresh seafood and meats is the pride and joy of the team of professional chefs who love to delight visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8317,"LocationLongitude":-4.55121,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/lifes-a-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Outdoor Adventure","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhen in Rome as they say, so when in Bude why not try your hand at surfing with lessons at \u003ca href=\"http://www.outdooradventure.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Outdoor Adventure\"\u003eOutdoor Adventure\u003c/a\u003e? This activity centre and surf school is set on the beautiful Widemouth Bay, one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surf and you can choose from half and full day lessons to enjoy the ultimate family attraction in Bude.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you always fancied a go at coasteering? The adrenalin-packed activity is becoming and more popular, and Cornwall makes the perfect setting for it with its rocky coast and stunning scenery. You\u0026rsquo;ll not only be taken on an exhilarating journey along the coast but you\u0026rsquo;ll also see the area\u0026rsquo;s wildlife from a whole new perspective (both in the water and on land).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOutdoor Adventure is operated by a group of experts who not only teach the activities for a living but are dedicated to them in their spare time, and their enthusiasm is contagious. 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Although it\u0026rsquo;s 11 miles from Bude this secluded cove has plenty of sand at low tide as well as hundreds of rock pools to explore. This isn\u0026rsquo;t the best known of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s beaches but that makes it all the better for swimmers, walkers and those with young children who can take advantage of the peaceful setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach is one of those that looks striking no matter which direction you approach from and it\u0026rsquo;s a great beach for visiting families. Sheltered by the bay that encloses it, the beach shelves gently (please note that there are no lifeguards here) and if you cross the road behind it you\u0026rsquo;ll find a cafe, traditional beach shops and a pub and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you enjoy stretching your legs with a walk during a visit to the shore this is a good base as there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty of parking nearby. 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This Bude beach is a little pebbly, but there\u0026rsquo;s sand at low tide and the dramatic cliffs that surround it add to its cosy feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis rocky cove transforms into a wide sandy beach at low tide, and if you look out to sea you\u0026rsquo;ll see the wreck of the SS Belem emerge from the waves. The ship went down in 1917 and its propeller shaft was reused to support Barrel Rock at the end of Bude\u0026rsquo;s breakwater.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rockpools that appear at low tide and a stream that runs straight down the beach make great fun for children, and there\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service for added peace of mind. Although there are no toilets or facilities, there\u0026#39;s a tearoom close to the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll find a National Trust car park nearby. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re planning on doing this with your children take buckets and spades along with you as you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of rock pools along the beach at low tide too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a favourite with those who are handy on a surf board and as well as being one of the most popular surfing beaches in Bude, it\u0026rsquo;s also home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. If you time a walk along Crooklets on a Tuesday night you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch their weekly demonstration and get an idea of how they protect visitors and beachgoers throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all the expected facilities, Crooklets beach also has easy access, a sand wheelchair available if you ask in advance and beach huts for hire if you\u0026rsquo;re staying for a few days. 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Located five miles to the north of Bude, Sandymouth is a National Trust-owned beach that\u0026rsquo;s off the beaten track \u0026ndash; and we think it\u0026rsquo;s all the more beautiful for it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe wide sandy beach has all the dramatic charm we know and love north Cornwall for, and it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to take a bad picture of it. Although access to this beach can be slightly difficult, the journey makes this beach feel more secluded than it actually is and the peaceful sands make getting there worthwhile. There\u0026rsquo;s even a waterfall (well every hidden beach needs one). \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe car park for Sandymouth beach is perched at the top of nearby cliffs, and the walk to the beach below passes through a ravine. The downward trek can add to the fun if you\u0026rsquo;re wearing the right shoes but it\u0026rsquo;s not the best idea if you have small children or for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t very mobile. Dogs are welcome all year round and you\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, a caf\u0026eacute; and a lifeguard service at Sandymouth during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8617,"LocationLongitude":-4.55668,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364568251.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/sandymouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364568251.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Little Italy","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe have it on good authority (from trusty old TripAdvisor) that Little Italy serves the best pizza in Newquay. All food is freshly cooked to order, and the restaurant strives to use local and fresh ingredients at every stage.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a traditional feel to the restaurant and its menu, and all pizzas are stone-baked for that authentic taste. The specials board changes every day and usually includes fresh pasta dishes, and there\u0026rsquo;s a take away service for those who prefer to curl up and dine in their accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs all food is cooked from scratch when you place your order this is one of those restaurants with a laidback feel and where you can take your time in true Cornish style. Little Italy orders produce from a whole host of local suppliers, so it serves up a taste of Italy thanks to West Country flavours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know it can be tricky dining out when you have special dietary requirements in the family, and \u0026nbsp;if you have gluten-free needs you can call ahead as the chef can create a gluten-free pizza within 24 hours - now that\u0026rsquo;s service. Oh, and the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s reasonably priced too. Little Italy is a great find for guests of self-catering Newquay accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4173,"LocationLongitude":-5.08936,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/pizza.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/little-italy","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/pizza.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Orient","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor authentic Chinese food during a self-catering Newquay holiday, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be The Orient. With it\u0026rsquo;s huge selection of dishes, this restaurant offers a special experience \u0026ndash; whether you eat in or take it back to your Newquay accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe owner and his son-in-law work hard to make sure their expertise offer a great experience for all diners, and there\u0026#39;s a friendly feel to this restaurant. If you have trouble deciding what to sample ask Jessica, the owner\u0026#39;s daughter for some pointers as she\u0026#39;s always happy to explain each dish in more detail and recommend those she thinks you might enjoy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s even a small choice of Thai dishes if you fancy branching out. For that important occasion, special dishes can be requested with up to 48 hours notice, check the website for more details on this. With an owner and chef boasting 18 years\u0026#39; experience in Chinese cuisine, The Orient will impress.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4187,"LocationLongitude":-5.05843,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/chinese food.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/the-orient","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/chinese food.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"ESF Surf School","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHave you ever watched the surfers out at sea and wished you could hop on a board and join them on the waves? A holiday in Newquay is the perfect time to master the town\u0026rsquo;s favourite pastime, and with the English Surfing Federation surf school on hand to help it\u0026rsquo;ll be great fun as well as a fantastic experience. All guests of Blue Chip Holidays receive 15% off lessons too, so embrace the Newquay lifestyle and start learning during your stay...you might even be a natural.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLearning to surf with professional lessons is fun for all ages, safe as you\u0026rsquo;ll be supervised \u0026ndash;and it will save you hours of trying to teach yourself while battling the elements. Children tend to pick it up even faster than the adults and they soon get hooked on the thrill \u0026ndash; in fact newbies of all ages can expect to stand on the board after just two hours of tuition. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re planning a Newquay holiday with friends or want to learn a new skill as a family, ESF have the staff and experience to help you along.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA half day beginner\u0026rsquo;s class is \u0026pound;30, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve picked up the basics beforehand you can tailor your lesson to meet your skills. You\u0026rsquo;ll master all safety training and the basics in the first lesson and you should be on your feet by the end. There\u0026rsquo;s something addictive about catching waves, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be ready to return to the water and move on to the next level even before you\u0026rsquo;ve dried off from the first. Lesson two takes things up a level teaching paddling and standing, helping you to stand on the board whilst remaining in control.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from a 10am or 2pm lesson (don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you need a different time just ring in advance and the guys will try to fit you in). All lessons include the equipment and wetsuit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.419,"LocationLongitude":-5.09247,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368626208.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/esf-surf-school","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368626208.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Towan Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve seen postcards of Newquay then chances are you\u0026rsquo;ll have seen pictures of Towan Beach. This busy sandy beach has a cliff gracefully connected to its own little island (Newquay Island) via a suspension bridge, and the private house on top of it makes this one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s quirkiest sights.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen the tide goes out you can walk along the sand from Tolcarne and Great Western beaches to this one, and together the three form a splendid mile of sand. Due to its popularity, this beach in Newquay can become crowded during the summer season but there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to do nearby on the promenade and the crowds head to them when the tide comes back in and covers the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTowan beach is also dog friendly throughout the year, so those on dog friendly Newquay beach holidays can take a stroll along the shore without leaving their pet behind. If it\u0026rsquo;s waves you\u0026rsquo;re after the we\u0026rsquo;d only recommend this beach for those of you who are new to surfing as its waters are fairly calm. That said it means they\u0026rsquo;re safe for bathers and children so if you visit as a family don\u0026rsquo;t forget your swimsuits. The closest parking is found in the centre of Newquay just a few minutes\u0026rsquo; walk from the sand\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4153,"LocationLongitude":-5.08188,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Towan Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/towan-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Towan Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Great Western Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLow tide in Newquay is a sandy affair, and four of its finest golden beaches join to form one mile long stretch. Great Western Beach connects with Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze and Towan Beach and together they form a haven for surfers and families. Of the four, Great Western Beach is the closest to Newquay\u0026rsquo;s train station (which has a handy car park) and it\u0026rsquo;s often the quietest of the four.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNewquay has always appealed to visitors with something of an adventurous spirit, and the caves in the cliffs that shelter the beach make exciting places to explore. There are two ways to access the beach, you either need to wait for the tide to go out and walk to it from one of its neighbours or approach if from the cliff path (which can be steep). You\u0026rsquo;ll find a private lift located inside the Great Western Hotel which can be used\u0026nbsp; by anyone who need disabled access.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a favourite with surfers as well as those who just want to enjoy the sand, and if you fancy giving it a go you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to sign up for equipment hire and tuition with The Reef Surf Centre which is located right on the sand. The waves here are kinder than the ones at other Newquay beaches such as Fistral so it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for beginners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe high cliffs behind the beach are great for sheltering bathers from winds, but can also block the sun at times \u0026ndash; so you may wish to bear this in mind if you like to sunbathe. Dogs are welcome all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4166,"LocationLongitude":-5.07642,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364811730.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/great-western-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364811730.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lappa Valley Steam Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNewquay is the home of family fun and attractions that make the most of its stunning setting, and the Lappa Valley Steam Railway is one of them. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Newquay (check TripAdvisor for all those glowing reviews), and it offers a choice of three different ride experiences that cover more than three miles of scenic track.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGet your cameras at the ready, squeeze the family into a miniature carriage and get ready to chug your way through some of North Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s prettiest scenery. Set in the historic Lappa Valley, the attraction includes three miniature railway rides that enable passengers to sit back and admire the scenery in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRide the Newlyn Branch Line, the East Wheal Rose and the Woodland Railway before taking the family on at crazy golf or showing off your skills in a pedal car. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty to do once you\u0026rsquo;ve finished your ride and there are also some lovely walks in the area, so you can spend as much time as you like enjoying the peace and quiet. The ticket to enter includes all attractions except for the electric cars, and as many reviewers note, this is a family day out to suit all budgets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3751,"LocationLongitude":-5.04167,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/lappa-valley-steam-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Paul Ainsworth at No 6","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe reviews have decided, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is THE place to eat during a self-catering Padstow holiday and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular part of Padstow\u0026rsquo;s celebrity foodie scene. Number 6 serves a menu that aims to make its customers smile, and with imaginative dishes such as Taste of the Fairground dessert it never fails to!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be owned by a celebrity but that doesn\u0026rsquo;t mean you won\u0026rsquo;t find simple meals made with local ingredients at this stylish restaurant, and its famous owner descrbes the menu as enjoying a Cornish and British influence. The restaurant makes use of the impressive produce, fresh fish and ingredients right on its doorstep, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to sample the delights of Padstow during a stay in the area. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEverything on the menu is homemade (and we mean everything \u0026ndash; including the bread and the delicious truffles) and the extensive wine list offers great value on special wines by the bottle or the glass.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed attitude at Number 6 that isn\u0026rsquo;t always expected from a celebrity-owned eatery, so there\u0026rsquo;s no formal dress code to abide by and children over the age of four are more than welcome. With a beautiful interior and the menu peppered with fun, this is a must.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\" style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5415,"LocationLongitude":-4.93996,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/paul-ainsworth-at-no-6","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Stein\u0027s Fish and Chips","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCelebrity chef Rick Stein has something of an empire in pretty Padstow and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is found right beside the harbour and serves up fresh, local fish with the unmistakable flair that sets Rick apart from the rest. Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is both a restaurant and a takeaway, but you can\u0026rsquo;t beat ordering your fish and chips and taking it outside to eat by the sea \u0026ndash; this may be the most sophisticated fish and chip shop ever but you\u0026rsquo;ll still want to enjoy them outside by the sea!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is open all year round, so you can top off any holiday in Padstow with a treat. Choose from fish and chips, battered oysters, scallops, tiger prawns in a garlic mayonnaise or battered fish cooked in beef dripping \u0026ndash; to name a few of the dishes available. There\u0026rsquo;s a special children\u0026rsquo;s menu too, so they can enjoy their own version\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu may hold a few surprise takes on traditional seaside fodder but it\u0026rsquo;s still very much centred on good old fish and chips. Grilled fish and gluten-free batter are available for those of you who like to watch your waistlines, and there\u0026rsquo;s an ever-changing specials board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5391,"LocationLongitude":-4.93604,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/steins-fish-and-chips","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Basement","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Basement is another favourite with both residents and visitors of accommodation in Padstow. With striking harbour views and an area dedicated to al fresco eating, The Basement is a lovely spot for a relaxing meal on a sunny afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a great restaurant if you\u0026rsquo;re on a budget as it strives to deliver quality meals at reasonable prices, whether you fancy breakfast, lunch or dinner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe should probably mention that the Sunday lunches at The Basement are so delicious that they were nominated by The Observer in their Best Sunday Roast awards...and that\u0026rsquo;s no small feat. All meals are created using the finest local produce and fresh ingredients, making this a leading restaurant on the competitive Padstow eating out scene.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBetter yet, everything is freshly made right in the building and that means everything you can think of, from the marmalade that\u0026rsquo;s given with breakfast to the ice cream that\u0026rsquo;s trickled over the desserts. This restaurant takes using fresh, local ingredients seriously and ensures that all meals have been made by hand with thought and style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.541,"LocationLongitude":-4.93843,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-basement","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Margot\u0027s Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMargot\u0026rsquo;s Bistro in Padstow is the town\u0026rsquo;s worst-kept secret and it\u0026rsquo;s rocketed to number three in the TripAdvisor reviews. This friendly bistro has a loyal fan base and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth a visit during a stay in the foodie capital of Cornwall, but you will need to book very very early as it can become booked up for months in advance during summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe homemade bread is a sign of the personal touches throughout the restaurant, and the menu offers hearty meals with an impressive flair. There\u0026#39;s a tasting menu of five courses available too, for just \u0026pound;45.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you pop in for a quick lunch during a busy day enjoying the fresh air or book in for a cosy evening meal close to the twinkling harbour this friendly bistro has become a Padstow must. Everything on the menu is homemade and wherever possible the chef uses fresh produce and the best of the season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst most restaurants in the area have a focus on either seafood or meat, this one offers both in style, so there\u0026rsquo;s a dish to suit every palette and plenty to choose from. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s closed on Sundays and Mondays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5417,"LocationLongitude":-4.93951,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/margots-bistro","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bedruthan Steps","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe can thank erosion for many a spectacular sight across Cornwall, and Bedruthan Steps has got to be one of its finest pieces of work.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most famous Padstow attractions, Bedruthan Steps is a sight you won\u0026rsquo;t want to miss. Bedruthan Steps is one of the most striking sections of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s north coast, as erosion has left foreboding chunks of volcanic rock scattered across the beach, and you\u0026rsquo;ll feel very small walking between them when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe staircase leading from the cliffs has been reconstructed by the National Trust so you can walk down to the beach to look closely at the formations but take care as it\u0026rsquo;s possible to become cut off by the tide on this beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe wouldn\u0026rsquo;t recommend that visitors swim at this beach as the strong currents make entering the water risky, but if you fancy a dip Mawgan Porth nearby is a good spot. Bedruthan Steps is one of those spots that always look stunning, come rain, shine or storm, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most recognised Cornwall landmarks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust make sure you remember to take your camera along as you\u0026rsquo;ll want to capture the sight forever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4814,"LocationLongitude":-5.032,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/bedruthan-steps","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trevellas Porth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Porth Beach is found a short distance to the north of St Agnes, and is mainly pebble. One of the interesting features of this St Agnes beach is its surrounding reminders of the area\u0026rsquo;s mining history, as there are several disused mines and engine houses clearly visible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlso, the Blue Hills Tin Streams nearby still streams tin and offers guided tours, so if you find yourself in the mood for a stroll with something to visit, rather than just sand and surf, then Trevellas Porth is best. There\u0026rsquo;s a small car park close to the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Beach is one of the more peaceful in the area as it\u0026rsquo;s tucked in the next valley from St Agnes, and if you time a walk through Trevellas Coombe at the right time you can walk to Trevaunance Cove at low tide. There\u0026rsquo;s a fairly small car park close to the beach, and dogs are welcome throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3008,"LocationLongitude":-5.2354,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/trevellas-porth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Old Macdonald\u0027s Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow let\u0026rsquo;s face it \u0026ndash; all children love to visit a farm \u0026ndash; and this one enables them to run, play and even handle the animals during their visit. Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm is found between Padstow and Newquay, and this outdoor Padstow attraction is a delightful family-run farm. The attraction is set in the peaceful hills of north Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with activities, play areas and animals that make it an unforgettable day out for families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the perfect attraction in Padstow for those with small children as there\u0026#39;s just enough space for them to play and explore freely yet under the eye of their parents, who by the way, can enjoy a cream tea or glass of traditional cider while they wait.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnimals on the farm include pigs, lambs, ponies, chickens and calves, and little helpers are always welcome to help bottle feed the lambs and calves. Dogs are welcome on the farm but they must be kept on leads. Other activities included in the admission price include rides on the ponies, trampolines, tractor races, crazy golf and a miniature train.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a day out in the fresh air with plenty to enjoy bear Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm in mind, whether you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Padstow or Newquay,\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5007,"LocationLongitude":-5.01805,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/old-macdonalds-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The National Lobster Hatchery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"National Lobster Hatchery\"\u003eNational Lobster Hatchery\u003c/a\u003e is a great Padstow attraction for those who love sealife. Get up close to some friendly lobsters and learn fascinating facts about them - like how they taste using their feet! This family attraction in Padstow explains how lobsters are caught and their role in the West Country fishing industry, and you\u0026#39;ll see conservation in action.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe hatchery is open 7 days per week throughout the whole year, and all profits are put straight into the local marine life. This is an all-weather attraction, and as dogs are welcome inside on their leads it\u0026#39;s a popular place for families to spend an hour or two during a day exploring Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Lobster Hatchery takes its research seriously, and it\u0026#39;s heeded all over the world. The visitors centre welcomes an impressive 40,000 visitors every year and is proud to teach new generations about sustainability and the impact of lobster stocks on Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5385,"LocationLongitude":-4.93509,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-national-lobster-hatchery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mother Ivey\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis pretty sandy beach lies just to the west of Padstow, and although one of the less developed beaches in Padstow it also has the advantage of being one of the quietest. There may not be any frills at this beach but with the kind of scenery you see on Cornwall postcards you won\u0026rsquo;t really want for much to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nearest parking is at Harlyn Bay, so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the sand, although the walk does follow the beautiful South West Coast Path so it\u0026rsquo;s a good excuse to enjoy a section of it. Whilst there are no facilities, the beach is dog friendly all year round so it\u0026rsquo;s great for a walk with your pet during a dog friendly beach holiday in Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s a fact to tell your clan on the walk from the car park to the beach, the bay is named after a local wise woman who was also a white witch.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5453,"LocationLongitude":-5.0176,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/mother-iveys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trevaunance Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTrevaunance Cove (also known as St Agnes Beach) is always popular with those on family beach holidays in St Agnes, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of the best-equipped St Agnes beaches. This sandy beach has plenty to see, including the old harbour and a set of mysterious caves, and the nearby beach Trevellas Porth is a short walk away when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a lifeguard service between May and September, and a snack bar which serves hot and cold food. Dogs are permitted on the beach throughout the year, but they must remain on their leads during July and August.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sandy beach has lots of character, and exploring the many caves around it makes for great fun during a visit too! There\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard during high season, good surf (though not quite so much as Perranporth Beach) and Trevaunance Cove is a brilliant spot for fishing at high tide, so Dad may want to bring his fishing tackle along. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a large car park at Trevaunance Cove, and a snack shop right on the sand, so you won\u0026rsquo;t have to pack up and leave the beach when hunger strikes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3444,"LocationLongitude":-5.1543,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/St Agnes -iStock_000003814787Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/trevaunance-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/St Agnes -iStock_000003814787Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Constantine Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy popping to Padstow during a beach holiday in Rock, Constantine Bay is worth a look. This small village just 3 miles from Padstow offers one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest beaches.This wide sandy beach in Padstow is a lovely one for families. At low tide the already-large beach connects with Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and they form one huge one, so if you feel like a walk or a change of scene you can try out the other half!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is patrolled by lifeguards between May and September, and dogs are welcome too. Constantine Bay is not only great for enjoying sunny days on the sand, but it\u0026rsquo;s another favourite spot for surf, but this isn\u0026rsquo;t a recommended area for learners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLike so many in north Cornwall, this is another great beach for surf, and there are lifeguards on hand throughout the summer so you can practice or swim with peace of mind. Dogs are welcome on Constantine Bay all year round, so if you\u0026rsquo;re on a dog-friendly beach holiday in Rock and find it timed with the seasonal dog ban on Rock Beach, this is an alternative.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.535,"LocationLongitude":-5.02462,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/constantine-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mawgan Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is just a 15 minute drive from Padstow (it\u0026rsquo;s about halfway between Padstow and Newquay) and it\u0026rsquo;s a sandy beach with plenty to tempt families. This sheltered, west-facing beach is well served by a selection of shops, a cafe, toilets and car park, and there\u0026rsquo;s even plenty of room on the sand at high tide. Mawgan Porth is a great beach for swimming, family fun and of course, surfing (well it\u0026rsquo;s Cornwall after all).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is slightly smaller than some of the famous Watergate Bay beaches but it\u0026rsquo;s still got plenty to offer and always attracts the crowds. The beach is found 4 miles from Newquay, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why this is another popular location for surfers and families enjoying Watergate Bay beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service here during summer, so you can enjoy the water safely, and another advantage for those on pet-friendly holidays is that dogs are welcome all year round. Take care not to try swimming or surfing at low tide here though as it can be risky. The winner of a Sunday Times award, this beach forms part of the South West Coast Path too and if you walk it in the direction of Cornwall you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the spectacular Bedruthan Steps.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4651,"LocationLongitude":-5.0304,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/mawgan-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Booby\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay 11 miles from Newquay and just like its neighbouring beaches it\u0026rsquo;s a popular one with the surfing community. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide sandy beach at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay that\u0026rsquo;s dotted with rock pools at low tide and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend parking at Constantine Bay (about half a mile away) or Treyarnon Bay and walking the South West Coast Path to reach it. There\u0026rsquo;s more parking at Treyarnon Bay, so if you\u0026rsquo;re driving from Newquay it\u0026rsquo;s probably best to make it your starting point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBooby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and Constantine Bay join at low tide to make one blissfully long sandy beach making it popular with sunbathers and families as well as those who are handy with a surf board. What\u0026#39;s a Cornish beach without a unique feature? Look out during your visit as ship wreck can be seen jutting from the sand when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out. Dogs are allowed at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay throughout the year and there\u0026rsquo;s lifeguard cover during the summer. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re steady on your feet this actually give your arrival at the bay a sense of adventure, so don\u0026rsquo;t be deterred.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5389,"LocationLongitude":-5.02863,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/boobys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Chapel Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eChapel Porth Beach is owned by the National Trust and it\u0026rsquo;s not only a pretty beach that\u0026rsquo;s great for surfing but it\u0026rsquo;s also surrounded by history. The area was once a hub of mining activity, but now the only sound is the crashing of the waves and Chapel Porth is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most scenic spots. You\u0026rsquo;ll find it just two miles from St Agnes and although the beach can shrink a lot at high tide, a beautiful sandy expanse is revealed at low tide which connects to the closest beach \u0026ndash;Porthtowan.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChapel Porth is a surfing hotspot, and attracts surfers from all over Europe to try its waves, so even if you remain on the beach you can sit and watch them show off their skills. The beach has car parking, toilets, a seasonal life guarding service and a beach cafe, so it\u0026rsquo;s convenient for families. Look up at the cliffs that surround the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll spot mining buildings tucked amidst the heather. 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The heathland is all that remains of a sprawling tract that used to cover most of Cornwall, and it becomes a bright patchwork once every year that glows purple and yellow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.288,"LocationLongitude":-5.24362,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/surf boards.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/chapel-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/surf boards.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Perranporth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLife in Perranporth centres around the sea, or more to the point, the beach- and with three sandy miles between Droskyn Point and Penhale Sands it\u0026#39;s easy to see why. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round (please keep them on leads during July and August) and beach holidays in Perranporth are always popular with families and those who love an activity-packed break by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is wide enough so that you\u0026#39;ll never have your towel touching your neighbour\u0026#39;s (always a bit awkward!) and the waves make this one of Cornwall\u0026#39;s best beaches for surfing. Lifeguards keep an eye on those enjoying the water throughout the summer, so if you just prefer to swim or watch the children enjoying a paddle it\u0026#39;s a safe beach for all age groups. Things can get a little crowded at the north end of Perranporth Beach on busy days, but if you walk on along the sand you\u0026#39;ll usually find a quieter area so don\u0026#39;t be deterred.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRockpools dot the sand at low tide and the tidal pool that appears at Chapel Rock is a safe spot for children to cool off and splash around. Perranporth is everything you\u0026#39;d expect a Cornish beach to be, relaxed, sandy and well-served by handy amenities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3447,"LocationLongitude":-5.15387,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364577613.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/perranporth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364577613.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Penrose Water Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCornwall holidays are all about taking time out and enjoying the county\u0026rsquo;s beauty, and there are few places more picturesque than the unassuming Penrose Water Gardens. Just a 15 minute drive from Perranporth, Penrose Water Gardens are a dazzling way to see some of the stunning Cornish countryside. Stroll the water gardens and their 60 ponds and enjoy the peace and quiet of a woodland valley right in the heart of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are all kinds of plants and flowers throughout the gardens but one of the highlights of a visit is the chance to see the lilies when they flower in their various colours. What is it about a secret garden that\u0026rsquo;s so much more fascinating that one everybody knows about? Well whatever it is the gardens have remained hidden for 20 years, and have only recently opened to the public \u0026ndash; and you can buy water and garden plants as well as local Cornish crafts to take home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile you\u0026rsquo;re there, a visit to the Lily Tearooms is a lovely opportunity to enjoy a drink on the veranda overlooking the ponds. 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The restaurant makes the most of an impressive location beside the Camel estuary, so you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the fantastic views across the water while you eat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant aims to provide a chic experience, it\u0026#39;s decorated with original Great Western Railway posters from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The head chef uses his experience from The Ritz in London to wow the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s customers with beautiful food made from Cornish produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5439,"LocationLongitude":-4.91922,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/tides-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"No 1 Rock Road","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNo 1 Restaurant in Rock Road is a favourite for more than its great meals and service, the views are unbeatable too. With spectacular views across the Camel estuary to neighbouring Padstow, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy fine food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant specialises in serving up local produce and fresh seafood, promising \u0026lsquo;a kiss from the sea\u0026rsquo; in the form of its Rock estuary mussels, oysters and the ever-changing catch of the day. If you\u0026rsquo;re not a huge fan of seafood you\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide range of pasta dishes on offer and the chef aims to inspire with the menu throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOur TripAdvisor research tells us that the first floor deck area it the spot to aim for and enjoy a drink before dinner, so bear this one in mind for a meal for two during a self-catering Polzeath or Rock holiday. Oh and there\u0026rsquo;s more good news, we hear that the portions are generous too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNo 1 Restaurant in Rock Road is one of those eateries that suits your every holiday mood. You\u0026rsquo;ll feel more than welcome for a family lunch during a day enjoying the beach, and as the sun sets it\u0026rsquo;s a popular place to sip on a glass of champagne and enjoy great food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5445,"LocationLongitude":-4.92329,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Plate of food1.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/no-1-rock-road","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Plate of food1.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Daymer Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSummarised by one TripAdvisor reviewer as \u0026ldquo;beautiful, unspoilt and dog friendly\u0026rdquo;, Daymer Bay is just far enough off the beaten track to set it apart from the other beaches in Polzeath. Although the surf here pales in comparison to Rock and Polzeath beaches, this hidden gem of a beach is a great find for those with young children - and it\u0026rsquo;s sandy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDaymer Bay is great for calmer water sports, such as swimming, canoeing and boating, and you can walk for what feels like miles when the tide goes out. The lack of surf means children can enjoy the water too and the sea isn\u0026rsquo;t too far out from the sand even at low tide. If you wander along the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of rock pools just waiting to be explored by small hands, and the broad sandy beach is even sheltered.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile you\u0026rsquo;re here you can wander to St Enodoc\u0026rsquo;s Church, a 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century building partially covered by sand dunes and already rescued from being covered by them once. 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Low tide reveals a large stretch of sand and the estuary views make this a picturesque beach. The beach rolls on for more than a mile and it can be reached via the South West Coast Path. If you take the route from Padstow you\u0026rsquo;ll pass Napoleonic War fortifications at Gun Point, so this is a walk for the history buffs as well as those who just want to enjoy the scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you decide to drive rather than walk to Hawkers Cove you\u0026rsquo;ll need to park in a nearby field which belongs to Lellizzick Farm. Hawkers Cove is less developed than some of the Padstow and Rock beaches, but if you like peace and quiet and aren\u0026rsquo;t too worried about having shops and cafes on the beach then you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the quiet nature to be found here.That said we should point out that the beach doesn\u0026rsquo;t have any loos!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn the plus side that\u0026rsquo;s excuse enough to visit the tea garden just minutes from the beach, and it serves up a wide range of snacks and drinks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5601,"LocationLongitude":-4.94731,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/hawkers-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polzeath Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePolzeath beach holidays are a favourite in Cornwall, and Polzeath Beach has a reputation as something of a surfing hotspot. While surfers flock to experience the huge Atlantic rollers, families seek out the safe, sandy beach to unwind during their holiday. There are lifeguards on duty throughout the day to keep an eye on those enjoying the waves, so this is a nice spot for bodyboarding or children to try their luck at the sports as well as the experienced surf set.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTripAdvisor welcomes a new review every day during summer as families vouch for Polzeath Beach\u0026#39;s flat sands, pretty views and handy facilities. The car park is just \u0026pound;5 for the day and as it\u0026#39;s right on the beach you couldn\u0026#39;t really wish for a closer one to the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach has all of the expected amenities for a convenient day by the sea, and it\u0026rsquo;s made all the more special by the unspoilt scenery that surrounds it. 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Surf School","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026#39;t be afraid of the waves, \u003ca href=\"http://www.surfsupsurfschool.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Surf\u0027s Up Surf School\"\u003eSurf\u0026#39;s Up! Surf School\u003c/a\u003e teaches beginners to surf with an emphasis on the personal touch. One of the UK\u0026#39;s leading surf centres, Surf\u0026#39;s Up! is a popular Polzeath attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll instructors are also fully qualified lifeguards, and tuituion is available to all levels, adults and children. The lessons are designed to get you surfing safely as soon as possible, and the lessons are entertaining and lively so you\u0026#39;ll have fun AND learn a new skill.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSurf\u0026rsquo;s Up! Surf School has been showing visitors of all ages how it\u0026rsquo;s done for more than fifteen years, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s leading schools. 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The ferry transports passengers from Rock across the beautiful Camel estuary to nearby Padstow, and it\u0026rsquo;s a unique way to enjoy the scenery and experience the foodie haven that\u0026rsquo;s Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis fishing village has made a name for itself with its local seafood and restaurants thanks to local celebrity Rick Stein, so we\u0026rsquo;d recommend booking a table for lunch or dinner while you\u0026rsquo;re there. If you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy sitting indoors for something formal try Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips which serves up local fish that you can take out and enjoy with a view of the sea. 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Summer sees the cliffs that back the beach bloom with colourful wild flowers, and recent years have seen a collection of seals visit the beach regularly. In fact, watch closely behind the fishing boats when they return to the harbour, as several seals often follow them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe safe bathing at this beach makes it a popular one with parents and their children, and as there\u0026rsquo;s no surf at all it\u0026rsquo;s often quieter than some of the beaches with more impressive waves. Glance upwards from Harbour Beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the historic Huer\u0026rsquo;s Hut high above you, this white stone building sits atop Towan Head and was once used to look out for shoals of pilchards out at sea. 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Tucked on the beach, within earshot of the crashing waves and happy sounds of beach goers, The Phoenix Bar is the perfect spot to unwind over a quiet meal and a glass of wine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet the horizon provide the backdrop while you concentrate on choosing from the hearty menu and extensive wines and ales available! On summer nights the balcony fills with couples and friends enjoying a drink after a day by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Phoenix sits right in the heart of Watergate Bay and it offers fresh seafood in an informal atmosphere. It\u0026#39;s a favourite with groups of friends wanting to enjoy a drink in the sun, families sampling local fish and couples who are just content to sit back and enjoy the scenery. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll see the surfers fresh from the waves, hungry families and couples ready to sit back and watch the sun go down, and the restaurant serves up good food that reflects the seasons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerched right on Watergate Bay Beach, the cafe and restaurant boasts unforgettable views of the award-winning beach that make the seafood and cool beers taste even better. The cafe has an informal atmosphere, so don\u0026rsquo;t worry about bringing the family in fresh from the sand or popping in with your hair still drying from the waves, this cafe is all about enjoying the location away from the hustle and bustle. dogs are welcome too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a romantic dinner one evening that won\u0026rsquo;t break the budget, the views of the sun setting on the horizon will make dinner here effortlessly special, and the classic menu has something for every taste. 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Zuma Jay is Bude\u0026rsquo;s main store both for buying and hiring equipment, so even if you\u0026rsquo;re not too sure of what you\u0026rsquo;re doing you can\u0026rsquo;t go wrong if you head to this one. Their selection of equipment includes surf boards for every surfer and level of experience, from the most basic of beginners to the most recent, high performance choices to please seasoned surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll also find wetsuits for all kinds of water temperatures and hundreds of accessories to make your surf memorable. Zuma Jay\u0026rsquo;s experts are always on hand to help you pick out the best equipment for your surf style, and they\u0026rsquo;re a favourite with regulars to the infamous Bude. 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This is the Cornwall beach where you\u0026rsquo;re likely to see the jet set mooring their yachts and getting ready for some time out, and it\u0026rsquo;s even welcomed the odd royal on to its sands. No matter how many of the rich and famous make their way to Rock Beach, you\u0026rsquo;ll have no trouble finding space to walk or a spot to sit back and enjoy the sand as it\u0026rsquo;s huge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe estuary is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the bird life means there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife during your wander. If you drive through the village of Rock towards the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find the nearest car park to the sand, and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban between Easter and October.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHidden behind the sand dunes that back the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find the infamous St Enodoc Golf Club. 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With a two mile carpet of clean, golden sand underfoot and dramatic cliffs behind, the beach is perfect for those walks when it\u0026rsquo;s just the two of you as the sun goes down, the lone walker enjoying the quiet before the day starts and family strolls with the dog.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe most striking thing about Watergate Bay\u0026rsquo;s beach (after the sand) is how much space there is. It may be one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular spots but even the warmest days leave enough space for a stroll on the sand without bothering others.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst Watergate Bay has that unspoilt beauty that we all look for in a beach, it sure isn\u0026rsquo;t short of facilities. You\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, cafes and a lifeguard service along the way, so if you fancy stopping off for a cup of tea while you enjoy the walk you won\u0026rsquo;t be too far from the nearest spot for a pit stop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find a car park right in the middle of the beach, and the sand is easy to reach from it. The annual Relentless Boardmasters competition sees some of the world\u0026rsquo;s acts perform at the Watergate Bay event during the championships, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a choice of surfing and beach activity academies on the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are even occasional polo matches on the beach, and top players show off their skills and horses as the waves dart around their hooves, making a wonderful sight. 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We\u0026rsquo;re talking postcard perfect, poetry inspiring sand, waves and dunes. Oh, and dogs are welcome everywhere throughout the whole year. \u0026nbsp;Whether you head off with your dog and his favourite ball for a long walk along the shore or take the whole family to enjoy a day on Fistral Beach, you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs an international surf centre Fistral has long held the crown in wave-based fun this side of the pond, and it\u0026rsquo;s nigh on impossible to turn up and be disappointed by the surf. Add to that the miles of sand and dunes just waiting to be wandered with your pet - and some great amenities that mean the kids will be happy for as long as you want to stay - and we\u0026rsquo;ve got ourselves a winner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFistral Beach is covered by a lifeguard service between May and September, and as it\u0026rsquo;s just a five minute drive from the centre of Newquay. If you\u0026rsquo;d rather walk to the beach it\u0026rsquo;ll take you around twenty minutes. Don\u0026rsquo;t be put off by Newquay\u0026rsquo;s popularity if you like your own space on the beach, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to enjoy it, even on the hottest summer day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe capital of any surfer\u0026rsquo;s world has got to be Fistral Beach. The birthplace of the sport in the UK, Fistral is still the scene of some of the world\u0026rsquo;s biggest surfing events and contests. 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The bay has a gentle crescent shape, so it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s safest beaches and a favourite with families (and those still getting the hang of surfing). Harlyn Bay offers a wide expanse of sand dotted with rock pools, and as dogs are welcome on the beach throughout the year it\u0026rsquo;s another great beach for a walk with your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path connects this beach with Mother Ivey\u0026rsquo;s Bay (which is also dog friendly), so if you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to walk a little of the coast path you can use the beach as a starting point and explore the route with your dog. Better yet, if you walk on to Trevose Head you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Newquay so don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera for this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHarlyn Bay\u0026rsquo;s rocky shoreline could only belong to a Cornwall beach, and the sand dunes and nearby pathways mean you could easily while away a whole day enjoying this bay during your dog friendly holiday in Cornwall. The beach rolls on for around half a mile, and there\u0026rsquo;s a large car park right beside it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5408,"LocationLongitude":-4.99762,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/harlyn-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Perranporth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s only one thing better than discovering a rolling sandy beach when you\u0026rsquo;re a dog owner, and that\u0026rsquo;s realising it welcomes dogs all year round. Perranporth Beach The beach is already a stunner, but once the tides goes out and it connects with its neighbour Penhale Sands you\u0026rsquo;ll\u0026nbsp; be looking at one of north Devon\u0026rsquo;s longest sections of unbroken coast. Not bad eh?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to new restrictions, dogs do need to be kept on leads during July and August (between 9am and 5pm) but other than that they\u0026rsquo;re free to enjoy the sands along with the two-legged folk. The Watering Hole pub and restaurant isn\u0026rsquo;t just beside the beach, it\u0026rsquo;s actually right on it \u0026ndash; and your dog will be welcome inside and out. We have it on very good authority that their nachos are incredible, and expect large portions if you order food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerranporth\u0026rsquo;s town backs onto the beach, so one end can be a little crowded during high season. Just make your way along in the opposite direction if it seems busy at first as you\u0026rsquo;ll soon find space to enjoy some time out with your family and the dog. There are lifeguards on hand between Easter weekend and the end of September, so this is a family-friendly beach too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one TripAdvisor user as \u0026ldquo;the best place to run the dog and blow away the cobwebs\u0026rdquo;, Perranporth Beach seems endless at low tide and it\u0026rsquo;s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting to watch your dog chase the waves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerranporth is the kind of sandy Cornwall beach that everybody loves, and if you\u0026rsquo;ll be heading there will the children in tow you\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to learn that the beach is easy to access. One of the nicest features of Perranporth Beach is the sand dunes that frame it, so if you walk along the beach until the tide comes in you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to walk your dog back through them to round off the visit. 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As Widemouth Bay gets the sun for most of the day it doesn\u0026rsquo;t really matter when you choose to arrive, but we\u0026rsquo;d recommend staying to watch the sun set if you can as it\u0026rsquo;s always beautiful.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re feeling adventurous, wander a little further south of Widemouth bay and have a look for the little coves that were once hideouts for smugglers who reigned this stretch of coastline. 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The beach of beaches, Fistral Beach welcomes dogs throughout the year and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon understand why it\u0026rsquo;s one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular stretches of coast.\u0026nbsp; Fistral is surrounded by dramatic headland, and its views out to sea are incredible. Take advantage of the chance to walk your dog beside the sprawling golden sands and watch the surfers trying their luck out at sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be a little further out, but if you prefer to walk your pet away from the rest of Newquay\u0026rsquo;s fans then Crantock Beach is the place for you. This sandy beach is pretty impressive once the tide goes out, and dogs are allowed all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn true Newquay style you\u0026rsquo;ll find great surf, and the dunes that frame the beach make good dog walking terrain too. In fact, the dunes sprawl for quite some way behind the sand, so there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to enjoy a good old leg stretch with your pet during your visit. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park just behind the dunes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4164,"LocationLongitude":-5.07362,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1367335958.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/walking-newquay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1367335958.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Bodmin Moor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s hiking you\u0026rsquo;re after during a Cornwall holiday then it\u0026rsquo;s got to be the windswept and rugged Bodmin Moor. Don\u0026rsquo;t be daunted by the sweeping size of the area, it\u0026rsquo;s divided into handy walks and trails to make it easy to plan a hike to suit you. This 150 square mile stretch of moorland is home to The Copper Trail, a handy route of 60 miles that takes in the moor\u0026rsquo;s most interesting spots.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMinions is always a popular place to start a Bodmin hike, and the Hurlers Stone circle and nearby copper mine engine houses make it an interesting way to get exploring. It\u0026rsquo;s free to park up in the centre of the village, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to regroup over a cream tea before heading home afterwards.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe moor\u0026rsquo;s history stretches back an impressive 4000 years, and just some of the area\u0026rsquo;s designations include a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s dotted with manmade and natural attractions that make fantastic hiking destinations. If you want all of the excitement of a hike without things getting too challenging head to Cardinham Woods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis ancient woodland is separated into walking trails, and most of them are reasonably flat. 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The stretch between Newquay and St Agnes has views aplenty, some fantastic beaches and even a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Pick up the path from Newquay just above the harbour and look out for the old Huer\u0026rsquo;s Hut at Towan Head. This unassuming hut was once crucial to the town\u0026rsquo;s fishing trade, as the Huer would watch for pilchards and alert the fisherman below. Now that\u0026rsquo;s a fact that\u0026rsquo;ll impress your fellow hikers if casually mentioned as you pass...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you walk on from Towan Head you\u0026rsquo;ll reach a beach you\u0026rsquo;ll recognise from many a postcard \u0026ndash; Fistral. This long, straight beach is the home of British surfing, and the summer sees it crammed with surfers keen to try and ride the infamous waves of the Cribbar. Some of the local surfers have ridden waves with faces of up to 40 foot on a good day, so its place in the sporting history books is well deserved. Follow the path as it climbs the cliffs at the southern end of the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll walk over the headland before making your way down to the River Gannel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe river divides Newquay and Cantock, and in the summer you can take a ferry across to the history parish. 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The route lay forgotten until 1984 when ramblers noticed granite stiles, and it was revived.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany believe that the route was once wandered by pilgrims and early traders who wanted to avoid the dangerous waters and pirates that loomed in Land\u0026rsquo;s End, and ancient standing stones and Cornish crosses along the way add to the idea of the pathways being trodden by travellers. Whatever its history, the route makes a lovely walk between Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s two coastlines, and most of the terrain is easy to navigate.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Saint\u0026rsquo;s Way starts in Padstow\u0026rsquo;s fifteenth century church of St Petrock, and there are a few landmarks to keep an eye out for as you go. The church of St Brevita stands in Lanlivery, and although nothing is known about the figure the church boasts the second tallest tower in the county at over 100m high. You\u0026rsquo;ll see the Crown Inn nearby, a building extended to house the stonemasons working on the church \u0026ndash; and much of this twelfth century building remains as it was back then.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAfterwards you\u0026rsquo;ll pass through Golant, a pretty village perched beside the River Fowey. Once here, you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the parish of St Sampson, an early saint who probably wandered the same route when he made his way to Cornwall. 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Tucked between the north Cornwall towns of Tintagel and Boscastle, part of the South West Coast Path runs through the valley, and at points along the way you\u0026rsquo;ll see slate walls looming more than seventy feet above the river. You might pass a familiar building as you wander along, as Trevellit Mill was made famous by Thomas Creswick\u0026rsquo;s 1851 painting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of things to look out for, keep your eyes peeled for some unusual rock carvings discovered in 1948, they\u0026#39;re believed by some to date all the way back to the Bronze Age. Nobody\u0026rsquo;s quite sure where or when the carvings originate from, but it hasn\u0026rsquo;t stopped the area becoming a meaningful one to Pagans.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rocky Valley may not be the easiest of places to walk, but once you\u0026rsquo;re walking it you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the feeling of time stood still, as the river flows noisily past long-forgotten mills and the wildlife goes about its business. Some walkers recommend returning when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out if it\u0026rsquo;s in the first time you visit, as the scenery changes dramatically.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6673,"LocationLongitude":-4.75855,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/River Wharfe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/boscastle-tintagel/walking-the-rocky-valley","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/River Wharfe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tintagel","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOk so a family walk doesn\u0026rsquo;t always get the children leaping with excitement, but a visit to Tintagel Castle is a great place to start during a Cornwall holiday with the clan. If the sight of a deserted crumbling castle high above the waves doesn\u0026rsquo;t capture their imaginations, bring the landscape to life with the tales of Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave at the foot of the cliffs and King Arthur\u0026rsquo;s legend.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTintagel Castle has long been the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur, and whether you believe the tales or not there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of mystery to be found at this spectacular windswept ruin.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eReaching the ruins is an adventure in itself so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to wear shoes with grips for this walk, although you\u0026rsquo;ll find even walkways to make the climb up and down easier. 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In fact, you\u0026rsquo;ll pass some of the coastline\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt areas as you go. Look out for the pretty rocky inlet known as Pine Haven just as you leave Port Isaac, as it\u0026rsquo;s typical of the peaceful spots you\u0026rsquo;ll pass on this route.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s another sight to look out for, and that\u0026rsquo;s The Rumps \u0026ndash; the site of an Iron Age promontory fort. You\u0026rsquo;ll see a tiny island called The Mouls off the eastern headland, and the nearby western headland is known as Rumps Point. If you fancy taking a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to book a sightseeing tour around The Rumps once you reach Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe first half of the walk to Polzeath may be tricky in places, but the latter half of the journey is much easier (and you get to hop aboard a ferry to Padstow). You may want to plan ahead and book a seat at Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s famous Seafood Restaurant for when you reach Padstow, as it would be a crime to visit this neck of the woods without sampling the celebrity chef\u0026rsquo;s inspired menu. 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Running along beside the scenic River Camel, the route\u0026rsquo;s flat, even surface makes it perfect for a ride, stroll or wander with your horse and it attracts visitors in their droves every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHorses must walk on the Camel Trail at all times as it\u0026rsquo;s also used by pedestrians, and if you\u0026rsquo;re riding in a group please travel at the speed of the slowest member. The Camel Trail is smooth for much of its length, and if you fancy a slow, easy ride that enables you to enjoy the scenery as you go this is just the route. The Camel Trail has become one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most loved multi-use recreational trails, and more than 400,000 users enjoy it every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe trail passes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), so expect a traffic-free day amidst some of the most spectacular countryside in the South West. 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Experienced riders can enjoy escorted trail rides on the beautiful Bodmin Moor, enabling visitors to enjoy the South West\u0026rsquo;s most rugged landscape on horseback.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor fans of The Jamaica Inn made famous by Daphne du Maurier\u0026#39;s somewhat creepy novel of the same name, there\u0026#39;s a guided ride that takes riders across the moor for a lunchtime stop off at the inn that inspired one of the most famous tales to have come out of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExplore the wilderness that inspired the story of Lorna Doone and appreciate one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt areas during your ride. Ride times can vary depending on the party, and as long as there are two booked on a ride it will go ahead. 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Coasteering takes you out of your comfort zone and guarantees a surprise at every turn, and if you want to do something different than the traditional ice cream on the beach this holiday then the kids will be thrilled with a session. The activity is fast becoming one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular, so book your family in for an adrenalin-fuelled session you\u0026rsquo;ll remember forever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOutdoor Adventure have trained and experienced staff who will make sure that all group members are safe and within their limits, so all you need to do is give it your all and have a great time. Coasteering means the chance to visit areas of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s coastline that most people never get to see, and you\u0026rsquo;ll even find yourself in some spots that can\u0026rsquo;t be reached unless you\u0026rsquo;re in the water. 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A day\u0026rsquo;s coasteering means the chance to enjoy the coastline from in the water, on top of cliffs and on dry land \u0026ndash; so be prepared for a rewarding experience that\u0026rsquo;s full of action. We\u0026rsquo;ve all seen photos of groups leaping high above the sea and disappearing into hidden caves, so why not make it your turn during your next holiday in Cornwall?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEra Adventures are based in Polzeath and run three hour coasteering sessions. Each session enables adventurers to plunge from cliffs, swim in whirlpool rapids and climb rocks. There\u0026rsquo;s even time to crawl through sea caves, so this is the activity for those who want an adrenalin rush around every corner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEra Adventures will send you out to the coastline with fully qualified coasteering instructors (who are also trained lifeguards) to ensure that you\u0026rsquo;re completely safe throughout the journey. 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By far the best beach for kitesurfing in the Newquay area, Watergate Bay should be top of your list if you\u0026rsquo;re into the sport, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve no idea where to start you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of schools nearby to help.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, most schools will be able to help even if you know what you\u0026rsquo;re doing, as they\u0026rsquo;ll assess your level and offer you the push to the next level while you\u0026rsquo;re at the infamous Watergate Bay. Atlantic Riders kitesurfing school offers expert instruction from Will Bennet, 5\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e KiteBoard Pro World Tour Wave Master and four times British Wave Master, so if you were hoping to learn from the experts then they don\u0026rsquo;t come much more experienced. 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Newquay Activity Centre run six different coastline coasteering routes that help visitors enjoy Newquay\u0026rsquo;s wild side safely, and each one shows visitors a hidden part of the coastline. \u003cstrong\u003eAll guests of Blue Chip Holidays can enjoy free surf / bodyboarding and wetsuit equipment for half a day with Newquay Activity Centre too, so make sure you mention us when you book in advance.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eScramble through caves once used by smugglers, leap from cliffs and plunge into the sea and get close to the area\u0026rsquo;s wildlife \u0026ndash; all with the adrenalin rush of an adventure sport. There\u0026rsquo;s no rush, and you\u0026rsquo;ll have to time to bob about in the swell, admire the foreboding cliffs and allow yourself to be washed through whirlpools for a fantastic buzz.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNewquay Activity Centre offer a selection of routes to suit every family and group, and if you\u0026rsquo;d rather go as a private group then that\u0026rsquo;s fine too. The Eco Coasteer is perfect for nature lovers who want to get up close to the north Cornwall coast\u0026rsquo;s natural side, and it\u0026rsquo;s a rare chance to appreciate the rare and complicated ecosystem that are crucial to the county\u0026rsquo;s wildlife.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Low Tide Coasteer highlights those mysterious sights that only appear when the tide goes out, and this route takes groups through gloomy caves that are home to friendly seals. 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The walk down to Sandymouth can be tricky if you\u0026rsquo;ve got small children or for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t too good on their feet, but if you can make it down the winding road to the sand it\u0026rsquo;s worth it for the unspoilt beauty and wide expanse of sand. This makes it a great spot to learn to surf or body board too, as the beach has the feeling of being away from the crowds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;Sandymouth Surf School is based right on Sandymouth Beach and offers surfing lessons for groups, families and individuals. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;ve never tried Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s favourite sport, it\u0026rsquo;s never too late to learn and they\u0026rsquo;ll make sure that you\u0026rsquo;re safe, encouraged throughout and have lots of sun learning. 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This event is held over three days every summer in Wadebridge and it\u0026rsquo;s always packed with animals, exciting displays, mouth-watering local produce and much more. The show\u0026#39;s become one of the region\u0026rsquo;s leading flower shows, and it also includes stunts shows, live music and plenty of opportunity to sample Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s infamous produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event showcases the very best of food and farming from throughout the county, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great place to learn about Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s rural side, spend time with the family and do some shopping. The animals are always the biggest draw of the show, and they increase in number every year. 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The festival takes place across two of the country\u0026rsquo;s most inspiring venues \u0026ndash; Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, and the bill is always crammed with the biggest names in music.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like to spend your summers in flip flops, your free time on the waves and leave your troubles at the entrance of a festival then this is the one for you \u0026ndash; Boardmasters is about enjoying sport, live acts and a good time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve never been to the festival before check which location you fancy before buying your tickets as they focus on different aspects of the event. 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Reviewer after reviewer takes to TripAdvisor to share their delight at finding a cinema with seats the right size, great snacks and friendly staff. They often hold special showings too, such as mother and baby showings of children\u0026rsquo;s films and they\u0026rsquo;re a great idea for a change from the beach during a Newquay holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Lighthouse Cinema opened in 2011, and as it was the first cinema to open its doors in Newquay for 16 years it\u0026rsquo;s proven a welcome attraction in the town. If you\u0026rsquo;ve got small children ask the staff for one of the special booster seats to make sure they don\u0026rsquo;t miss anything. Look out for the odd special event such as charity fundraisers for film premiers, as they\u0026rsquo;re a great way to spend time together during your holiday and do something different at the same time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll of the Lighthouse Cinema\u0026rsquo;s screens are accessible for wheelchairs, and all screens are equipped with subtitling systems and Audio Description. 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We\u0026#39;re talking wandering through the garden to your manor house and warming yourself by the fire inside...well Trerice is about as close as it\u0026#39;s possible to get to experiencing it. Trerice is a welcoming Elizabethan manor house that never fails to charm its visitors. Far smaller than other National Trust houses, Trerice\u0026rsquo;s size works in its favour as visitors can take their time and enjoy an intimate building with history at every turn. It\u0026rsquo;s always a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers, and they recommend visiting for a morning or an afternoon during a Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn historic house is always that bit more special when it hasn\u0026rsquo;t seen too much change, and thanks to a series of owners who lived away Trerice has managed to escape losing its character. The house and gardens make a lovely setting to escape from it all and unwind, and other than the occasional lilts of Tudor music you\u0026rsquo;ll find a comfortable silence surrounds the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can try their hands at traditional Tudor games on the Bowling Green before they leave, and the sounds of families having fun make it easy to imagine Trerice as a busy family home. You\u0026rsquo;ll find guides throughout the house who are only too happy to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss anything and that all your questions are answered, and when you\u0026rsquo;ve finished exploring the cafe is on hand to serve up something hearty.\u0026nbsp;There\u0026#39;s free parking at Trerice, and the house is just a ten minute drive from Newquay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3865,"LocationLongitude":-5.03822,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"holywell-bay/newquay/trerice","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s a holiday in Cornwall without a day of thrills? You\u0026rsquo;ll find hundreds of them waiting for you at Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Crealy Great Adventure Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s the ultimate family theme park. Crealy is packed with 40 all weather attractions, a zoo, rides and characters and you\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to squeeze all the fun into just one visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCrealy manages to suit all age groups, and there are indoor attractions as well as outdoors just in case you get a shower while you\u0026rsquo;re there. To make things easier for parents all rides are divided into kids rides and thrill rides, so you can choose the best ones for your clan even before you arrive. Thrill rides include Thunder Falls, Raging River, Viking Warrior and The Beast, so if you and your older children love nothing more than braving splashes, drops and heights then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element. The kids rides include the Demon Drop Slides, Bungee Trampolines and the Young Farmers Driving School.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of farmers, the park is also home to a selection of cute and cuddly animals, and the Pets Paddock is full of friendly faces waiting to be visited. The Kingdom of Heavy Horses is always a real delight too, as visitors can get up close to the friendly shire horses, and you might even be lucky enough to see some foals. There\u0026rsquo;s always something going on at Crealy, and children often find themselves face to face with their favourite TV characters. 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It\u0026rsquo;s the wildest day out during a Cornwall holiday, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself up close to African lions, playful penguins and creepy crawlies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake your time in the relaxing attraction and watch the penguins as they bask beside their pool, watch in awe as the big cats are fed and oooh and aaah at the cute red pandas \u0026ndash; all in one day. You\u0026rsquo;re never too old for Newquay Zoo, but it\u0026rsquo;s a great day out for children thanks to activity trails, talks from the keepers and the children\u0026rsquo;s play area. There\u0026rsquo;s also face painting to make your little ones look just like their favourite animals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe zoo is set in stunning sub tropical gardens, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely environment to spend a day in and a great family attraction. It\u0026rsquo;s easy to forget you\u0026rsquo;re on the north coast of Cornwall as there are animals from all corners of the globe, but Newquay Zoo\u0026rsquo;s friendly atmosphere is the kind you\u0026rsquo;ll only experience in the South West!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePicnics are welcome, and the Cafe Lemur often treats visitors to summer barbeques, so you can sit back and watch the lemurs play nearby while you eat. Most of the food in the cafe is locally sourced, offering visitors a true taste of the West Country during their day out. 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Journey through the world\u0026rsquo;s oceans as you wander more than 40 naturally themed habitats ranging from local waters to tropical seas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself right up close to turtles, reef sharks and jellyfish to name a few of the weird and wonderful creatures that may just amble past as you watch. Let\u0026rsquo;s face it, everybody loves the thrill of walking through an underwater tunnel, especially when there are sharks and colourful shoals of fish floating above their heads, and that\u0026rsquo;s exactly what you\u0026rsquo;ll find at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Will you be brave enough to stand still as a shark floats his way above you?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll also be able to marvel at brightly coloured corals, giant octopuses and curious loggerhead turtles \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s no wonder the aquarium is one of Newquay\u0026rsquo;s most popular family attractions. 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The resort is a favourite with Prince Harry, Hugh Grant and all kinds of other famous faces \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s so popular with the rich and famous that there\u0026rsquo;s even a helipad nearby. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re leaving your helicopter at home for this holiday, The Rock Inn sits right beside the water with spectacular views across the estuary and the ferry to Padstow leaves from just outside the inn. The terrace makes the perfect spot to sit and enjoy watching life on the water (or to do a sneaky bit of people watching on a sunny day) and the inn serves good food at reasonable prices.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFamilies and dogs are more than welcome, and there\u0026rsquo;s a chic feel throughout The Rock that makes it a relaxing place to spend time and just enjoy the location. 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With all the yummy hallmarks of a celebrity chef\u0026rsquo;s restaurant, Rick Stein Fistral fits into its Newquay location perfectly, with a laidback atmosphere and a fish and chip themed menu with a bit of a difference.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFancy trying something new? 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