Around the area

Cornwall is known for its dramatic north coastline and golden beaches. There is something for everyone - whether you want a relaxing intimate cove, a family friendly beach or one with serious surf, Myrtle Cottage is perfectly situated for easy access to these nearby stunning beaches

Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach offers fine, golden sand, warm shallow pools and a tidal estuary. At low tide you can cross the river to visit the lobster shack for the purchase of locally sourced seafood and if you're feeling really energetic you can walk the estuary path to Newquay. This is a National Trust beach. Car parking is available and lifeguards are on duty in the summer period.

Porth Joke

The nearest cove to Myrtle Cottage is the locals' firm favourite. You can walk from the house to this unspoilt gem in about twenty minutes.

Holywell Bay

Another fine beach to which you can also walk from the house - allow half an hour. There is National Trust parking if you have loads to carry and need to take the car. Wonderful dunes in which to find a sheltered spot and the surf is good, again, guarded by the RNLI team. Toilets and beachside stores are available as are two very good local pubs.


Our Cornish city is dominated by the three spires of its magnificent cathedral and manages to have a great selection for shops, pubs and restaurants without losing its old world atmosphere. Wander around some of the small cobbled side streets and you will find art galleries and boutiques, visit the open air market on Lemon Quay for fresh local produce or relax with a coffee in one of the many cafes on the piazza.

Truro has plenty of well sign-posted parking but also offers a very convenient park and ride service to make your visit a little easier. Major supermarkets and retail outlets can be found on the main road into Truro along with the hospital which has an A & E unit.

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