2.5 miles

Bissoe ‘Coast to Coast’
Cycle Trail

Discover abandoned mines and old railway lines, spot local wildlife, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Cornish countryside; all from the ‘Coast to Coast’ Cycle Trail, accessed just down the road from Bolotho. Running between the Atlantic Coast at Portreath and the picturesque Creekside village of Devoran, this off-road trail takes cyclists, walkers and runners through woodlands, valleys, creeks and coastlines. There are cafes for good coffee and refreshments along the route, and good pubs at both ends of the trail.

4 miles

Loe Beach (Feock)

Welcoming dogs all year round, Loe Beach in Feock is just 4 miles away and is a hotspot for safe swimming and watersports! The small stretch of shingle sits at the head of a large harbour next to Pill Creek, and its sheltered location is ideal for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Equipment such as kayaks and paddle boards are available to hire from the Loe Beach Watersport Centre, and there’s even the Loe Beach Cafe to pop in to energise yourself with local food and drink. There is a paid car park right by the beach, or the Feock Church car park, which runs on a donation system, is just a short stroll up the hill.



We’re so lucky to have the surf town of Perranporth and its world-famous beach just over 20 minutes away from us at Bolotho. If you’re visiting the county and you’re on the hunt for a typically Cornish beach, then you’ve hit the jackpot! The three-mile stretch of golden sand is spacious enough so you can find your own private spot without other visitors invading, and is dog friendly (dogs on leads for July and August only). The water is perfect for surfing, and the town itself offers several surf equipment hire and schools, so don’t worry if you’re a newbie! 

9 miles

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach is one of our closest stretches of sand, which is great news because it’s based in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has won multiple awards for its cleanliness and charm! Covered with golden sands and bordered by large dunes and dramatic cliffs; Porthtowan is one of the most popular spots for surfing in Cornwall. The expanse of sand also makes the beach perfect for a game of cricket or football, and you can even follow the beach around to the stunning beach at Chapel Porth when the tide is out. Make sure you try the famous Hedgehog Icecream in the café there!


St Agnes
(Trevaunance Cove)

The thriving village of St Agnes is fortunate to be surrounded by some of the country’s best beaches, all full of golden sand and consistent waves to surf. Trevaunance Cove itself is popular amongst families, walkers and surfers who can benefit from the lifeguard patrol and surrounding high cliffs. When the tide is out, discover the hidden rock pools that are full of marine wildlife and other sea-treasures! Dogs are welcome all year round if they stay on their lead, and visitors can make use of the village’s bustling shops, cafes, and craft brewery Driftwood Spars.


Roseland Peninsula
(Via King Harry Ferry)

Stunning unspoilt beaches, dramatic cliff edges, charming villages, and rolling countryside; the Roseland Peninsula is known as one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of Britain, and very easy to access from Bolotho Barns. The Roseland is perfect for a day out; walk along the headland at St Anthony and take in the stunning views of Falmouth, swim or paddle-board off the quiet coves and beaches, discover ​ the local art galleries and eateries in bustling St Mawes. There really is so much to see and do in this unique slice of Cornwall, which can be accessed via the King Harry Car Ferry, only 4 miles from us at Bolotho!

11 miles

Portreath Beach

Another hot spot for families and surfers, Portreath Beach is manned by lifeguards through the high season, making it perfect for playing in the water and trying new water sports! On hand are several surf shops where you can hire equipment and even book a lesson. Dogs are welcome all year except through the months of July and August, and visitors can enjoy the village’s pubs, tearooms, independent shops, and picturesque harbour. This is a great spot to start a walk along the famous South West Coastal path or the Coast to Coast Cycle trail, which takes you to Devoran on the south coast.

12.5 MILES

Helford River Passage

The Helford River is one of the most picturesque stretches of water in Cornwall due its natural beauty, dramatic walking trails, and captivating wildlife. With its glistening waters, hidden creeks and private beaches, it’s no wonder that so many boaters and water sport lovers head to the Helford! Activities include kayaking, visiting the delights of the nearby tropical gardens, hiring a small pleasure boat, and discovering historic pubs and villages along the way! There’s so much to do, head down to Helford for an adventure!


Fistral Beach Newquay

Known as the surfing capital of Great Britain, Fistral Beach in Newquay is a paradise for watersport lovers, families, and all visitors on the hunt for a typically Cornish experience. The beach itself is an enormous stretch of golden sand, backed by dramatic dunes and home to some of the biggest and most consistent waves the county has to offer – you know the surf is good when the beach hosts the UK’s biggest surf competitions! Beyond the sand and waves are so many eateries, bars, surf schools, independent shops, and gift shops for visitors to explore, including Rick Stein’s fish and chips!


Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Beach is at the northern end of Hayle’s famous ‘3 miles of golden sand’, making it exposed to Atlantic swell and other elements! On a sunny day, visitors can enjoy the long stretches of sand, dunes ​ and consistent waves with stunning views across Carbis Bay to St Ives. On a winter’s day the beach can be equally beautiful with rugged scenery and stormy seas- highlighting the best of Cornwall’s seasons. Be sure and peer down on the colony of local seals in their secluded just beyond the lighthouse. The tides do change quickly and dramatically, so make sure to check the tide-times before your visit.