Instagram-able spots along the North Cornwall coast
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Instagram-able spots along the North Cornwall coast

Whilst on holiday it’s natural to snap away during day trips and share the finest shots on your Instagram feed, as part of a digital holiday album for all to see. North Cornwall is blessed with endless picture perfect spots, at the end of coastal paths, or in the form of historic landmarks. During your stay in this photographer’s paradise, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fill your feed with natural beauty, and collect special memories. With the help of some willing contributors we’ve put together this blog post to provide you with some inspiration on where to head for, with camera phone in hand…

Enchanting stacks at Bedruthan Steps

If you do a simple search of #bedruthansteps your screen will be awash with images of these enchanting rocks, usually taken from high up on the overlooking cliff. We particularly love this one from @marthaward.

Wave watching at The Cribbar

The Cribbar is a reef off the Towan Headland in Newquay, famous for its big waves which can reach up to 30 feet. It’s also known as the Widow Maker, so unless you’re an experienced big wave surfer, it’s best to stay on dry land! Thanks to @annscottagesurf for the great shot.

Serene sunsets at Fistral

Sunset watching is a beautifully romantic way to slow down and reconnect – plus the colour-soaked sky makes for great photos. We recommended spectating from a beach – this one was taken at Fistral by @cornwall_lover.

A little indulgence at The Scarlet

Another wonderful way to appreciate views of the ocean, from the comfort of a bubbling hot tub at the Scarlet Hotel.  A rejuvenating treat in a breathtaking location. Photo from @scarlethotel

A picture perfect beach at Porth

There are so very many stunning beaches in Cornwall, so choosing the ‘best’ would be near on impossible! But we do love this image of Porth Beach (locally known as Polly Joke) for its tropical feel and pretty floral frame. Thank you to @kernowshots.

Mining history at Wheal Coates

Towanroath Shaft house at Wheal Coates’ is perhaps Cornwall’s most iconic engine house, and due to the delightful walk leading to it and dramatic location perched on the cliff, it’s a popular spot amongst tourists. We love this shot captured by @kris.field

The quaint fishing village of Padstow

A classic cultural excursion in Cornwall is a visit to a local fishing village. Treat yourselves to some fish and chips and find a place to sit by Padstow harbour to watch the fisherman at work – but make sure the seagulls don’t ruin your composition – or lunch! Thank you to @ziggyfitz for this image.

Sea life in action off Padstow

You don’t have to be restricted to dry land – book a tour with @padstowsealifesafaris and you might be able to get up close to the dolphins as they dip and dive through the water! Find out more at

Whilst staying at Bedruthan you’ll be a short driving (if not walking!) distance from all of these amazing locations. You can take a look at our special offers and breaks here.