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September sessions

As the crowds disperse a sense of calm returns to the coast. September can bring beautiful weather, warmer sea temperatures and fantastic surf. From coast path scrambling and beach rambling to wave riding and dreamy sunsets, September is one of our favourite times of year. Be inspired with our top 10 things to do this September.

Enjoy an out of season break in North Cornwall this September

Wave riding at Polzeath

Enjoy a surfing holiday in Polzeath this September

September really is the ideal time to take to the waves as the sea temperatures are much less teeth-chattering and the quieter waters provide a relaxing environment to learn or improve your surfing. Polzeath is one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall and here you can hire everything you need and take lessons with local surf schools Wavehunters or George's Surf School.

Hop on the Rock to Padstow ferry

Latitude50's properties are located conveniently close to the ferry that takes you from Rock beach across to Padstow
Padstow is a picturesque harbour town with plenty of chops to browse
The Padstow to Rock ferry crosses the calm waters of the Camel Estuary

For a memorable day out catch the ferry from Rock beach across the calm waters of the Camel Estuary to the harbour town of Padstow. Here you can browse the shops and dangle your legs over the harbour wall as you sample the finest in local fish and chips and ice-cream. For a longer walk take the scenic footpath that rises above the estuary along to Tregirls Beach and Hawker's Cove.

Paw prints in the sand

Choose from a wide range of dog-friendly properties all within easy reach of Rock beach
Dog enjoying Rock beach

Your dog is going to love a holiday on the North Cornish coast as much as you! Out of season, all the beaches are dog-friendly and your four-legged friend will enjoy exploring the coast paths and splashing in the water. Take a look at our tried and tested dog walks including the St Enodoc loop, The Rumps and Lundy Bay. You will also be spoilt for choice for dog-friendly eateries.

Adventures on the South West Coast Path

Stay with Latitude50 and enjoy a walking holiday with the South West Coast Path in easy reach
Take the South West Coast Path along to The Rumps

For lovers of walking and the great outdoors, you will be in the right place here with miles of scenic coastal paths to choose from. Join the South West Coast Path at Rock and it will take you along to the golden sands of Daymer Bay, past the crashing surf of Polzeath, up to the dizzying heights of Pentire Point, past The 'rugged' Rumps, Lundy Bay and Port Quin and along to the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac.

Hot chocolates on the beach

Head to Baby Bay for a beach barbecue and watch the sun go down
Baby Bay is a quiet and sheltered cove, perfect for gathering around a beach bonfire
A September break in North Cornwall wouldn't be complete without a beach barbecue

A September escape wouldn't be complete without an evening on the beach wave watching with steaming cups of hot chocolate. Baby Bay is a personal favourite as it is both sheltered and quiet, not to mention, rather beautiful. You can find Baby Bay just along from Polzeath Beach. At low tide the two beaches join up or at low tide you can reach Baby Bay from New Polzeath.

A Polzeath sundowner

New Polzeath is a beautiful place to watch the sunset
Enjoy a romantic break this September and watch a famous Polzeath sunset
Carn Mar above Polzeath beach is one of the best spots to take in a Polzeath sundowner

Here in North Cornwall we're particularly spoilt with a whole host of west-facing beaches and headlands; meaning that when you come to Cornwall you will be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets in the country. Our favourite places to enjoy the peaceful hour before the sun dips below the water and nightfall sets in include Polzeath Beach, The Rumps and Greenaway. Find out more here.

Indulge your taste buds

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac is within easy reach of Latitude50's self-catering properties
The Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant, Port Gaverne, North Cornwall

From pubs bursting with character to restaurants run by the best chefs in the country; foodies will be in heaven. September's a fantastic time to try out the various eateries without having to book so far in advance. For a small village, Port Isaac is bursting with culinary delights. Head to Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen for an intimate dining experience or to Port Gaverne, home to one of our favourite pubs.

Stand up on it, dive into it, or paddle through it

Bodyboarding at Polzeath Beach, North Cornwall
September is a fantastic time of year to try paddleboarding
Rock is the perfect place to try your hand at sailing

However you enjoy the water, enjoy it to the full this September. Surrounded by some of the best water sports locations in Cornwall, you will be spoilt for choice. It doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro; being on holiday is all about embracing freedom and trying something new. Choose from bodyboarding, paddleboarding, coasteering, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Learn from the best with a cookery class

From our self-catering properties in Rock you can easily jump on the ferry to Padstow and try a cookery class with Rock Stein

Located just across the water from Rock lies the famous Rick Stein's Cookery School. Courses on offer cover everything from Indian to Seafood and Italian to Mexican. Leave the car keys at home and take the ferry from Rock, that way you can enjoy the numerous offerings of wine!

Cycle the Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is within easy reach of Latitude50's range of self-catering properties
Why not spend a day cycling the Camel Trail this September?

Mix it up with a land-based day and hit the Camel Trail. Winding its way through 18 miles of countryside, the Camel Trail tracks a disused railway line through the Camel Valley. Choose from a beautiful estuary route from Wadebridge to Padstow or a dappled woodland route along to the Camel Valley Vineyard. You can easily hire bikes from the various bike hire shops in Wadebridge.


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