Holywell beach at low tide

A classic north Cornish beach with a sweep of golden sand and a towering dune system

Getting active at Holywell

Exploring the area

Characters from Poldark tv series

Real Poldark country 

Holywell was one of the backdrops for the BAFTA-winning TV series Poldark. Find out more about the filming that took place and how Cornwall became one of the stars of Poldark.


Get involved

Volunteers helping remove scrub from the North Cornwall coast

Ranger taster days 

There are regular opportunities to spend a day with our ranger teams in North Cornwall. You'll be helping to play a part in caring for our remarkable coastline.


Our work

Poppies on West Pentire coastal view

West Pentire wows us with wildflowers 

The West Pentire arable fields near Newquay explode in a riot of red poppies and yellow corn marigolds in early summer. For a few weeks of the year visitors can be treated to the glorious sight of fields of wildflowers, all growing for nature.