Far North Coast Beaches
This rugged stretch of coast has more shipwreck locations and smuggling sites than sandy beaches. That’s all the better for out-of-season roadtrip explorers. Look out for the beguiling small sheltered cove at Crackington Haven alongside Cornwall’s highest cliffs and the long, windy surfing beach at Widemouth with an enticing selection of beach cafes. Bude has more of an all-round appeal with surf-pounded sands, a man-made ‘sea pool’, quiet boating canal and all the facilities of a quirky little seaside town.
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A craggy inlet twists inland to a harbour where wonky cottages climb uphill from a cleft in the cliffs. Boscastle’s quirky appeal includes individual artists’ galleries, a spooky witchcraft tradition and a noisy blowhole spouting water through a gap in the cliffs. Superstitious villagers still call it ‘The Devil’s Bellows’.