inside track

Here is our insider guide;

  1. Swim, paddle or float in the natural sea pool at Summerleaze in Bude.
  2. Get a take out breakfast or lunch from the wonderful Electric Bakery .While you’re there check out Harriet’s wonderful Vintage store next door.
  3. Go crabbing or rock pooling at Northcott Mouth Beach
  4. Eat at the Rocket Store, Bostcastle. Wonderful tapas. There’s also a great Farm shop with incredible sea views nearby.
  5. Spend the day at the beautiful Crackington Haven.  There is a good pub there – the Combe Barton _  which has wonderful sea views. Or just sit on the bridge, take in the view and have a pint.
  6. Spend some time at Sandymouth beach, one of our favourites. It has a National Trust carpark and a small café.
  7. Visit ‘The Deck’ which overlooks Summerleaze beach. Friendly hosts and great food. It’s our kids favourite place to eat.
  8. Hit the waves. Try a surf lesson with The Big Blue Surf School.
  9. Visit the romantic fishing village of Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame).
  10. Check out Crust Pizza next to the Electric Bakery. Take out or Eat in.
  11. Visit the beautiful Trebarwith Strand beach. Make sure it’s not high tide. Head to the St Kew Inn for supper. It’s our favourite
  12. Spend a day at the North Devon Wake Park.  You can try wake-boarding, but they also have a brilliant Aqua Park there.
  13. Buy some straight from the sea, fresh lobster from the wet fish shop in Bude. Great on the BBQ.
  14. Walk or run any part of the South West Coastal Path.
  15. Visit Lanhydrock House – you’ll feel like you’re in Downton, the kids will think they’re in a castle.
  16. Head to Boscastle for the day. Boscastle is oh so pretty.  Try Breakfast or lunch at The Good Stuff
  17. Cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow from Wadebridge and try a deep-fried scallop at Rick Stein’s fish and chip shop when you get there.
  18. Head to Temple, for some seriously good food and organic wine. [email protected].
  19. Check out the Rebel Cinema – just off the A39. A bit retro and big squashy seats.
  20. Try the Farmers Arms for a Sunday lunch.