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Wildlife around the North Cornish coastline is as diverse as it is dynamic. Our landscape offers a rich environment suited to many different species.

From beaches and shorelines to the lofty heights of the stunning clifftops the area is a haven to wildlife. Within these landscapes there are smaller environments such as the coastal marshes, sand dunes and more instantly recognisable for their microcosmos – the rockpool.

The beach at Trevone near Padstow on the Cornwall coast

By their very nature, coastal habitats favoured by our wildlife are dynamic with erosion and sediment deposit changing the landscape every high tide and it is this very changeable nature that makes our landscape one of the most fascinating as no day is ever the same. One day you could be watching dolphins, seals and if lucky the silhouette of a basking shark and then the very next razorbills, fulmar, sun fish maybe even catching a glimpse of puffin or a Cornish Chough following it’s reintroduction.

We certainly recommend a trip on the Padstow Sealife Safari for getting up close and personal with some of our wildlife visitors that stay further out to sea. They run several different styles of trip around our coast and of course you get to see the coastline from a perspective you would never really get to see in any other way. Booking is essential as they are very busy with their tours and they are incredibly popular.

Whatever time of year you choose to visit North Cornwall you are sure to be treated to diverse wildlife and the joy is – you can never be quite sure what you will see.

Set right in the middle of the North Cornwall coastline, Trevone is fantastic base to explore not only the wildlife right on our doorstep but also the Camel Estuary which leads from the mouth through to Padstow, Little Petherick and on to Wadebridge.

Whether you choose to let the wildlife come to you and enjoy a cliff top picnic or explore the footpath along the North Cornwall Coast you will not be disappointed.

June 19, 2018

Explore North Cornwall

Whether you are looking for the peace and tranquility that a secluded cove can offer, breathtaking views from some of the UK’s most stunning cliff-top walks or taking time out to explore the diverse flora, fauna and wildlife North Cornwall truly has something to offer everyone.

The wind whipped seas and the Atlantic breakers sweep into the shoreline making this a dramatic and ever changing coast.

Constantine Bay on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall

From its furthest extreme in the North, Bude, to its southerly point in St Ives, the North Cornish coast has long been a destination for those seeking inspiration for their arts so it is no wonder that this part of the country was favoured by generations of artists, photographers and writers such as the poet Sir John Betjeman.

The stunning surroundings have been made even more apparent by their regular use in films and popular televisions series such as Doc Martin and Poldark and when combined with the vastly improved transport and communication links the North Cornish coast has become a destination for that eagerly anticipated weekend getaway and what a fantastic place to unwind and put behind you the busy working week.

But of course it’s not all about relaxing – whilst some enjoy nothing more than soaking up some of Cornwalls golden rays on a quiet beach, others will head to Newquay where you will find what is considered to be one of the homes of surfing along with the energy, vibrance and activity you would expect from a seaside town.

All around our coast you will find swimmers and surfers enjoying the clean waters and pitting themselves against the elements and what better way to end the day than to head towards Padstow and sample some of its blossoming culinary culture with several celebrity chefs regularly in residence at their Michelin Star award winning eateries.

With many people returning back to the North Cornish coast time after time we believe that this is proof enough that there really is something for everyone in this picturesque and unspoilt area of the UK.