Pentire  Cornwall

 
Pentire Cornwall
From just above New Polzeath the National Trust 
owns some 700 acres of coast and farm land. The most striking features are the great headlands, or points, of Pentire and The Rumps. 
There are fine views from Pentire Point south and southwest to Stepper Point and Trevose Head, while to the north-east the view on clear days is to Hartland Point. It is difficult to imagine that the land round which one now walks so freely was once divided into building plots, and was saved only by public appeal in 1936. 
Off the coast lie the small islands of Newland and the Mouls. Formed, like Pentire, of solidified lava, they are home to puffins and grey seals. The Mouls is the nearest to the coast, lying just off Rumps Point where the defences of an Iron Age fort are still  visible.


The attractive walks on the Pentire headland lead the walker over good paths through beautifully maintained farms and across cliffs carpeted with short turf and bracken. Foxgloves, red campion and poppies add to the pleasure of these walks, while past Doyden Castle, an I 830s folly perched on the cliff edge, lies Port Quin, a film makerís dream Cornish fishing village. However, appearances are often deceptive - it is not a fishing village, and the old story of the lost fishing fleet of Portquin is merely a legend. 
 
Local towns and villages to visit..
 
Newquay
Padstow
Perranporth
Pentire
Port Isaac
St.Agnes
Wadebridge
 
Angling
Sea Fishing in Newquay from the Camel Estuary and beach at Perranporth. Shark fishing can be arranged from Newquay.
 
Sailing
Sailing on the Camel Estuary. Harbour authorities should be consulted about off shore sailing.
 
Surfing
Newquay is the main centre. Surf-boards can be hired on all the main beaches. Championships are often held at Newquay.
 
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