Trebarwith Strand

The Atlantic Highway

At the end of a gently sloping valley road, this small beach is all but claimed by the tide at high water. Access is across some rocks, so flip-flops or surf shoes are a good idea. There’s a big public car park, plus a surf shop and cafe.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Atlantic Highway attractions

1. St Materiana

1.37 MILES

In a windblown spot above Glebe Cliff, this tiny church dates from Norman times, although it's thought there may have been a holy building here since the…

2. Old Post Office

1.48 MILES

This is one of the best-preserved examples of a traditional 16th-century Cornish longhouse, topped by pepper-pot chimneys and a higgledy-piggledy roof,…

3. Tintagel Castle

1.68 MILES

Famous as the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel's epic clifftop castle has been occupied since Roman times and once served as a residence for…

4. Bossiney Haven

2.29 MILES

A secluded and secret(ish) beach within easy reach of Tintagel, the tiny, tucked-away cove of Bossiney Haven is accessible via farmland and steep steps…

5. St Nectan's Glen

2.52 MILES

Hidden away in a secret valley, this little glen feels like something from a fairy tale. Fringed by climbing ivy and shrubs, a 60ft waterfall tumbles…

6. Port Gaverne

4.34 MILES

Down a little hill to the east of Port Isaac, this tiny inlet was once used as a port for exporting slate from the nearby quarry at Delabole. Nowadays it…

7. Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

4.45 MILES

This oddball museum has been a fixture in Boscastle since 1960, and apparently houses the world's largest collection of witchy memorabilia, from haunted…

8. Doc Martin's House

4.67 MILES

Properly known as Fern Cottage, this stone building sits in a fine spot above the harbour, and was used as Doc Martin's house throughout the eponymous TV…