Our North Cornwall Road Trip

Aside from Cornwall’s beautiful beaches and endless activities this amazing county also has so many great hidden country lanes, woodlands and trails to discover by getting in the car and heading out on an epic road trip with your friends and family!

This short, fun road trip forms part of the Atlantic Highway which is the long and winding 70-mile section of the A39. On one side of the road, you will see increasingly wild hills, moors and beautiful far reaching stretches of greenery while the other side you will catch some of the UK’s best coastline.

T H E  R O A D  T R I P

woman walking on bridge

Start your journey in Bude and take the scenic coastal road over the winding roads. Here you will eventually pop out at Widemouth Bay which is our local and favourite beach where we offer surf lessons daily throughout the Summer! Widemouth Bay and the Outdoor Adventure Centre sit merely a 5-minute drive from the Atlantic Highway. From here, you can take the spectacular 14-mile drive between Bude and Boscastle which has now officially been recognised as one of the UK’s best road trips! This drive can truly deliver a diverse range of everything which Cornwall has to offer and makes for an all-weather day out.

This road is such a great route to plenty of other sights which are only a short drive away such as the amazing beaches and waters at Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven where you can take a pit stop, have a BBQ or grab a wave! Of course, there are plenty of other sights to see such as the mythical Tintagel Castle, St Nectan’s Glen Waterfall, Bossiney Bay (our Coasteering spot!) and learn about Boscastle’s historic past before heading to the yummy Boscastle Farmshop!

TOP TIP 1: If you’re feeling brave enough on this road trip, you can always choose to reroute and drive down the B3263 which hugs the wild coast to Boscastle, from there you can either choose to rejoin the A39 or carry on past Boscastle Farmshop and squeeze between the brambles on high clifftop lanes and take in some of the breathtaking views which intersect at times with the South West Coast Path!

TOP TIP 2: Carry on through Tintagel and head to the hidden beach and smugglers cove of Trebarwith Strand. Here you will find a large stretch of beach patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the Summer and The Port William Pub which is an incredible place to watch the sunset!

If you use some of our top tips, this route could range from a 14-mile steady A39 drive to a more bumpy and adventurous 22-mile journey.

This road trip is sure to make for a fascinating and adventurous day out if you’re having a day off on one of our UK Family Adventure Holidays!

See our map below…