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A dramatic and rugged coastline with an abundant variety of wildlife
This spectacular stretch of coastline offers fine views and hidden delights. Heading north from Polzeath discover Pentire Point and The Rumps, views of which inspired First World War poet Lawrence Binyon.
Mining for lead once provided local communities with employment but now the long deserted mine shafts are home to the greater horseshoe bat. It's possible to catch a glimpse of them as they emerge from their roosts deep below the cliffs.
Lundy Bay nestles alongside Epphaven Cove and sits in a secluded valley that thrives with rich flora and fauna. This tranquil spot is perfect for bird watching and is a haven for butterflies and wild flowers. Explore Port Quin and Port Gaverne, both of which were once bustling fishing ports but can now offer you tranquillity and the charm of their preserved historic environment.
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.
Want to meet new people and spend a day out in the fresh air? The local rangers offer a variety of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. From scrub bashing to beach cleans, we'd love you to join us and help to make a real difference.