Things to do
22 October 2020

2021- the Year of the English Coast


At John Bray Cornish Holidays, it’s no secret that we love the coast and are delighted that the entire English coastline is to be the world’s newest – and longest! sign-posted walking route. The new England Coast Path National Trail is to be launched next year and is a 2,800 miles trail.

The stunning English coastline

The English coastline is one of the most beautiful and varied in the world. And we believe that our section – the North Cornish Coast, is very special, and spectacular. Whether you love walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, or just watching the waves crashing in, our coast is calling you. It’s also crammed full of history and legends, with fascinating fishing ports, seaside resorts & marinas and bustling harbour towns. We’ve plenty of opportunities for eating and drinking our famously good local produce, and then you can enjoy walking it off, enjoying the salty air, and crashing waves.

Enjoy spectacular views from the coast paths

Whatever your holiday desires, the North Cornish Coast is a microcosm of all these – just choose the type of holiday you fancy, and we can help. Whether you are looking for large, luxury coastal houses, contemporary boltholes with sensational sea views, dog friendly cottages, or classic family homes by the beach - we have it all!

the longest coast path

The new England Coast Path gives access to hidden-away beaches, cliff-tops and coastal habitats as well as historically significant maritime areas, and there’ll be lots of events through the year to celebrate the coast, as well as volunteering opportunities to get involved with protecting this precious place. SO much to see and enjoy, just get out for a walk and enjoy it!

The mystical Tintagel Castle

Here’s a couple of walk recommendations from our team in our patch of North Cornwall:

“My favourite walk (particularly in the Autumn) is from Little Petherick along the creek to the North to Padstow via Tregonce. Pasty and a pint (or two) in Padstow, before heading back via the duck pond and the other side of the creek. Perfect for dogs and children." - Emma

"A lovely walk is from Padstow to Stepper Point – dog friendly all the way but needs to be on the lead at Stepper Point. Walk includes countryside and Estuary Views along the route ending with the impressive ‘Day Mark’ (tower) with stunning views of the Ocean." - Wendy

Winter in Padstow

"Cardinham with the dog, followed by a hot drink at the Wood’s cafe." - Terri

"Helland Camel Trail. Nice flat walk and plenty of nice smells to amuse your dog. Fairly covered by trees so if it rains it can be quite sheltered." - Morag

The picturesque Port Isaac

Join us next year to celebrate The Year of the English Coast 2021 here in North Cornwall here.