Introducing Bude & the Atlantic Highway
Travelling west along the Atlantic Hwy from the Devon border (or the A39, as it's more prosaically known) carries you through some of the county's most inspiring coastal vistas. Every twist and turn in the road unfurls a fresh panorama of postcard views: wild headlands cloaked in gorse, villages nestled at the base of granite cliffs, and a seemingly neverending stretch of white-capped surf.
Much of the coastline around Bude is less frequented and feels slightly more remote than the well-known beaches around Newquay and Padstow, and with a bit of effort you'll discover several quiet coves even in the height of summer. Take your time: this is a road trip to be savoured.