Photos of Newquay - Padstow Area
and its surroundings

- Hevva! - Huer's Hut, Newquay
Historic Buildings in Cornwall: - Hevva! - Huer's Hut, Newquay

This striking little building is believed to date from the fourteenth century.

It was used as a look-out point when shoals of pilchard were expected to arrive in Newquay Bay. The huer would call on a horn to alert the townspeople, creating a hue and cry.

The elevated position above the bay allowed to huer to use hand signals to guide the fishing boats to surround the pilchard shoal and close in on them trapping the pilchards in their nets.

Before this use, it was possibly a hermitage, where the hermit may have been responsible for lighting a signal fire to aid shipping.

The building has a fireplace which was altered in the nineteenth century but the chimney is late medieval in the typical Cornish style.

In 2015, television personality, Phillip Schofield, donated £8000 towards the restoration of the Huer's Hut.

Bedruthan Steps
Cornwall Coastal Views: Bedruthan Steps
Bedruthan Steps
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps on the North coast of Cornwall. Looking down the coast from Park Head, Diggory's Island, Queen Bess Rock, Samaritan Island, Redcove Island, Pendarves Island and Carnewas Island make up the steps of Bedruthan. Trerathick Point and beach, High Cove and Trenance Point lie beyond with Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach) in the distance.

Bedruthan Steps
Cornwall Coastal Views: Bedruthan Steps
Bedruthan Steps
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Bedruthan Steps
Bedruthan Steps in February
Cornwall Coastal Views: Bedruthan Steps in February
Bodyboarder at Treyarnon Bay
Surfing in Cornwall: Bodyboarder at Treyarnon Bay
Bodyboarder at Treyarnon Bay
Surfing in Cornwall: Bodyboarder at Treyarnon Bay
Calves in Spring
Seasonal Nature Cornwall: Calves in Spring
Camel Estuary - Stepper Point
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Camel Estuary - Stepper Point
Camel estuary with Padstow in the background
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Camel estuary with Padstow in the background
Cligga Head and Perranporth Airfield
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Cligga Head and Perranporth Airfield
Cligga Head near Perranporth
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Cligga Head near Perranporth

Trevellas airfield, formerly RAF Perranporth stands on the cliff top.

Corn Marigolds
Flowers: Corn Marigolds

Fields of Corn Marigolds - Glebionis segetum - at West Pentire, Crantock, near Newquay. From late June and for most of July the fields of West Pentire are full of traditional corn field wild flowers. You can walk around the coast path at West Pentire or follow public footpaths towards Polly Joke taking you past these colourful fields.

Crantock Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach is a popular north coast beach between Holywell Bay and Newquay. The beach is backed by tall sand dunes. The estuary of the River Gannel is located beside the beach. Crantock Beach is dog friendly all year round. Parking is available near the beach. A ferry operates between the beach and East Pentire giving easy access to Newquay.

Crantock Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Crantock Beach

The River Gannel passing East Pentire to meet the sea at Crantock Beach.

Crantock Beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach, East Pentire and Fistral Beach in the background.

Crantock beach, Fistral beach and Newquay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Crantock beach, Fistral beach and Newquay

Aerial view taken from West Pentire showing Crantock beach, River Gannel, Fistral beach and Newquay.

Crantock Village and its surroundings
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Crantock Village and its surroundings

Crantock village is just a short distance away from its golden sandy beach. The River Gannel, a tidal river, winds its way along the far edge of the beach. In the background is East Pentire, Newquay with Fistral Beach and its other beaches. Towan Head separates Fistral Beach from Newquay's other beaches.

Daymer Bay - Aerial View
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Daymer Bay - Aerial View

St Enodoc's Church is a short walk from Daymer Bay. Rock can be seen in the background with many yachts moored in the Camel estuary. Brea Hill is an excellent viewpoint.

Daymer Bay Beach
Cornwall Coastal Views: Daymer Bay Beach
Fishing Boat Returning to Port at Padstow
Cornwall Coastal Views: Fishing Boat Returning to Port at Padstow

Fishing boat on the River Camel passing St Enodoc Church. The Cornwall Coast Path follows the river on the St Enodoc side. In the foreground is part of Hawker's Cove which has a large, sandy beach at low tide.

Fistral Beach
Cornwall Coastal Views: Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach at Newquay is world renowned for its surfing.

Fistral Beach, Newquay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Fistral Beach, Newquay
Fistral Beach, Newquay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Fistral Beach, Newquay

Fistral Beach famous for surfing, with Newquay's many beaches - Towan Beach, Tolcarne Beach, Lusty Glaze and Porth Beaches around the bay.

Harlyn Bay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Harlyn Bay

Crystal clear water and golden sand at Harlyn Beach on the north coast of Cornwall between Newquay and Padstow.

Harlyn Bay - Aerial view of beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Harlyn Bay - Aerial view of beach
Harlyn Bay and Mother Ivey's Bay near Padstow
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Harlyn Bay and Mother Ivey's Bay near Padstow
Holywell Bay Beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay has a wonderful sandy beach backed by dunes.

You can walk the Cornwall Coast Path around the headland on the right to Porth Joke.

Learning how to surf at Watergate Bay
Surfing in Cornwall: Learning how to surf at Watergate Bay
Lundy Hole, Pennywilgie Point and Epphaven Cove on Port Quin Bay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Lundy Hole, Pennywilgie Point and Epphaven Cove on Port Quin Bay
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall Coastal Views: Mawgan Porth

A sunny April Sunday afternoon at Mawgan Porth.

Mawgan Porth Beach - Aerial View
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Mawgan Porth Beach - Aerial View
Newquay and its Beaches from the Air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Newquay and its Beaches from the Air

From the headland, Towan Head, in the foreground the beaches are: Harbour Beach; Towan Beach; Great Western; Tolcarne; and Lusty Glaze Beach.

The beach on the most distant point of the bay is Porth Beach also known as St Columb Porth.

Fistral and Little Fistral Beaches cannot be seen in this photograph. They are just to the right of the headland.

Newquay Coastline
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Newquay Coastline
North Coast of Cornwall
Aerial Views of Cornwall: North Coast of Cornwall

The coastline around Port Isaac and towards the Camel Estuary.

Padstow
Padstow and the start of the Camel Trail
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Padstow and the start of the Camel Trail

The Camel Trail starts at Padstow and follows the River Camel upstream to Wadebridge and beyond. The bridge across the entrance to Little Petherick Creek formerly carried trains but was converted for the use of cyclists, walkers and horse riders when the old railway line became the Camel Trail.

Padstow Fishing Boat
Cornwall Coastal Views: Padstow Fishing Boat

On an Autumn afternoon, on an incoming tide, a fishing boat returning to port at Padstow along the River Camel.

Pentireglaze Haven and Pentire Point
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Pentireglaze Haven and Pentire Point
Perranporth Beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Perranporth Beach

Perranporth has one of the longest beaches in Cornwall with over two miles of golden sand. In the foreground is Ligger Point with the Penhale Sands dune system backing the beach and Reen Sands and the town of Perranporth at the end of this view.

Perranporth Beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Perranporth Beach
Perranporth Beach from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Perranporth Beach from the air
Polzeath
Polzeath - Aerial View
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Polzeath - Aerial View
Polzeath and New Polzeath - Aerial View
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Polzeath and New Polzeath - Aerial View
Polzeath Beach, Pentireglaze Haven and Pentire Point
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Polzeath Beach, Pentireglaze Haven and Pentire Point
Poppies at West Pentire
Cornwall Coastal Views: Poppies at West Pentire

In late June and for most of July this amazing display of Poppies can be seen at West Pentire, near Crantock.

Port Gaverne near Port Isaac
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Port Gaverne near Port Isaac
Port Isaac
Port Isaac and Port Gaverne
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Port Isaac and Port Gaverne

The coastline around Port Isaac. Lobber Point, The Haven at Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Castle Rock and Main Head.

Port Quin
Port Quin near Port Isaac
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Port Quin near Port Isaac
Port Quin, Doyden Point and Kellan Head near Port Isaac
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Port Quin, Doyden Point and Kellan Head near Port Isaac
Porth Joke
Porth Joke Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Porth Joke Beach

The lovely Porth Joke Beach, known locally as Polly Joke. At low tide the beach stretches away uncovering tiny coves and inlets. The stream crossing the beach is ideal for dogs. This beach is dog friendly all year round.

Porth Mear to Trevose Head on the North Coast
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Porth Mear to Trevose Head on the North Coast
Rock near Padstow
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Rock near Padstow

Rock is a short ferry ride from Padstow - pedestrian ferry only. The famous sandbar - the Doom Bar can also be seen in the photograph.

Seals on Cornwall's North Coast
Wildlife: Seals on Cornwall's North Coast

Seals between Holywell Bay and Newquay during February 2019.

If you go to see the seals please don't get too close to them. Stay on the cliff but keep away from the cliff edge as it is crumbling into the sea. The best way to view the seals is to walk further along the coast path and then look back at them from a safe distance on a stable area of the cliff. Many of the seals leave their cove and can be seen 'bottling' and swimming around. Please don't make loud noises or do anything to disturb or upset them.

Skylark
Birdlife Cornwall: Skylark

Skylark enjoying a dust bath on the coast path near Park Head.

Alauda arvensis

The Skylark belongs to the family Alaudidae - Larks

Taking a dust bath removes any parasites from their feathers. North Cornwall National Trust manage several fields in this area for Skylarks to breed undisturbed.

If you're walking here please take notice of the National Trust signs to help the Skylarks through their breeding season.



St Piran's Oratory Open Weekend November 2014
St Piran's Oratory Open Weekend: St Piran's Oratory Open Weekend November 2014

St Piran's Oratory is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Britain. For decades it has been covered by sand to conserve it. Excavations began in February 2014 and are continuing.

Stepper Point
Cornwall Coastal Views: Stepper Point
Stepper Point near Padstow - Aerial View
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Stepper Point near Padstow - Aerial View
The Altar, St Piran's Oratory
St Piran's Oratory Open Weekend: The Altar, St Piran's Oratory
Trevose Head Lifeboat Station
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Trevose Head Lifeboat Station

Merope Rocks and Trevose Head Lifeboat Station, Polventon or Mother Ivey's Bay with its sandy beaches and Harlyn Bay.

Treyarnon Bay at Sunset
Sunset and Sunrise in Cornwall: Treyarnon Bay at Sunset

An Autumn sunset at Treyarnon Bay between Newquay and Padstow. A lovely place to watch the sun go down.

Treyarnon Bay, Constantine Bay and Booby's Bay, North Coast
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Treyarnon Bay, Constantine Bay and Booby's Bay, North Coast
Varley Head, Varley Strand, Pine Haven and Lobber Point near Port Isaac
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Varley Head, Varley Strand, Pine Haven and Lobber Point near Port Isaac
Watergate Bay
Beaches around Cornwall: Watergate Bay

This long, sandy beach near Newquay is only two miles from Cornwall Newquay Airport making it an ideal destination for visitors flying in to Cornwall for a short break.

The beach offers a range of leisure activities both land and water based.

This area and the beach is also known as Tregurrian.

Watergate Bay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Watergate Bay

This long sandy beach between Newquay and Padstow is popular for extreme sports. It is very close to Cornwall Newquay Airport making it ideal for visitors flying in for the weekend.

Watergate Bay
Beaches around Cornwall: Watergate Bay

Popular for watersports, surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing and even polo on the beach.

Watergate Bay near Newquay
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Watergate Bay near Newquay
Wild Flowers on West Pentire
Cornwall Coastal Views: Wild Flowers on West Pentire

Poppies, Corn Marigolds and other traditional corn field wildflowers create a riot of colour across the fields of West Pentire during the Summer. Take a summertime walk from West Pentire towards Porth Joke to enjoy this wonderful display.

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