If the town beaches are too hectic, you'll find more elbow-room further afield. Three miles southwest is Crantock, sandwiched between...
National Surfing Centre
As its name suggests, this rowdy pre-club pub is in the heart of town, and the outside patio is always packed on summer nights.
Nestled on Pentire Head, the Lewinnick is good for a coffee with a coastal view, or a quick and easy lunch (think gourmet burgers and...
Holywell Bay information
Lonely Planet review
West of the town is the family favourite Holywell Bay, with powder-soft sand and rockpools and caves to explore at low tide.