Things to do at Trevose Head
Jutting out into the ocean, the headland at Trevose provides far-reaching views as well as important habitats for wildlife. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and about 32 hectares are part of the Constantine Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest for its sea cliffs, maritime grassland, heath and wet habitats. This means a rich variety of wildlife and marine species to discover.
Spot Cornish wildlife
Trevose Head provides the perfect landscape for Cornish wildlife to thrive. The sea cliffs are particularly special, as they’re home to several rare and uncommon plants. These include shore dock, wild asparagus, rock sea-lavender, tree mallow and golden samphire.
Seabirds and seals
There's also a range of birds to look out for, such as fulmars, razorbills, peregrines and guillemots. While down below, marine wildlife can be seen from the headland, with grey seals regularly visiting this part of the north coast.
Wildflowers at Trevose Head
Caring for the headland’s coastal wildflower meadows is a big part of the conservation work being carried out in North Cornwall.
In bloom during spring and summer, the wildflowers make a great habitat for various insects, such as bees, soldier beetles and butterflies. Some flowers to look out for include birds-foot trefoil, yellow rattle, eyebright and oxeye daisy.
Photographing the flowers
It can be tempting to explore and photograph the flowers at Trevose Head. While the enthusiasm is always welcome, avoid damaging the plants by keeping feet – and paws – on the footpaths.
Booby's Bay and beyond
To the west of Trevose Head you'll find Booby's Bay. This area also boasts Constantine Island and an old fisherman’s shelter, known as Tom Parson’s Hut. While the hut isn’t open to the public, the area does offer wonderful views of Trevose Head and Constantine Bay.
Surfing at Booby’s Bay
Harlyn Surf School run surf lessons at Booby’s Bay as well as nearby Harlyn beach (neither are National Trust). Also offering kit hire, they have a base at the summer car park at Trevose where you can find out more. Or visit their website here.
Take a look at our guidelines for responsible seal spotting and top tips for seal watching.
Discover the 780 miles of beautiful coastline in our care. Plan your next coastal adventure, whether you want to explore soft, sandy beaches or rugged, windswept cliffs.
Try out the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities children can enjoy by the sea, from paddling or swimming, to catching crabs and skimming stones.