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Unspoilt golden, sandy beaches, estuary and sandy grassland surprisingly close to Newquay
For its sheer diversity of landscape, this relatively small stretch of Cornwall's north coast is hard to beat. Only a stone's throw from the popular seaside resort of Newquay, Holywell to Crantock offers you a haven of beaches, common land and coastline to explore.
Exposed rocky headlands sit alongside spectacular sandy beaches, perfect for surfing or making sandcastles.
Discover the hidden gem that is Porth Joke, a small cove that remains untouched by commercialism.
This is popular walking country. Whether you're looking for an easy stroll along the Gannel Estuary or a slightly longer coastal walk taking in the contrasts of Kelsey Head and Cubert Common, there are walks for everyone to enjoy. Visit West Pentire in the early summer to catch sight of spectacular displays of wild flowers.
Carefully managed for nature and people, the arable fields on the West Pentire headland are exploding in a riot of red poppies and yellow corn marigolds. Found nestling between Crantock and Holywell they are also creating a much-needed haven for some of the most endangered wild flowers in the country.
Celebrate the North Cornwall coast this year with the Coastal Festival. 300 miles of coast in the South West to explore, over 200 events, £1million to raise (in order to care for the coast for just one year) and lots of ways to get involved.
Meet Trust staff who work around the coast, and enjoy a bird's eye view of some of the places we look after here.