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The 2019 bucket list

Make 2019 a year to remember and be inspired with our Cornish bucket list with a North coast twist.

Party on the island

Floating in the middle of the Camel Estuary and enjoying 360° views of the beautiful surrounding coastline is North Cornwall's best kept secret - The Island. Here you can enjoy a relaxed family BBQ and try your hand at Camel Ski School's full range of activities including wakeboarding, paddle boarding, wake surfing, kayaking, and water skiing. It's the perfect place for a celebration with a twist. 

The Island. Floating in the Camel Esuary. Camel Ski School, Rock, North Cornwall
Wakesurfing in the Camel Esuary with Camel Ski School. Rock, North Cornwall Photo courtesy of Camel Ski School
Stand up paddle boarding in the Camel Esuary with Camel Ski School. Rock, North Cornwall
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Relax in a hot tub under the stars

Sink in to the bubbling water of the hot tub at Dry Creek House and relax under the nights sky with just the sound of the wind rustling through the trees and the waves crashing in the distance. This architect designed house is a stylish sanctuary overlooking Polzeath beach, it's the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

Indulge in a hot tub under the stars at Dry Creek House, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
 Dry Creek House, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Dry Creek House, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
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Cycle along the Camel Trail

Hire a bike in nearby Wadebridge and set off along the Camel Trail toward the bustling harbour town of Padstow. The Trail itself is a disused railway line and the (mainly flat) route hugs the Camel River as it meanders towards the mouth of the estuary. Bikes can be hired from Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge or Padstow Cycle Hire in Padstow.

Cycling along the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow in North Cornwall

Practise Yoga

A holiday is the perfect opportunity to roll out your matt and take time to unwind and rejuvenate with some yoga. At Parker's Place you can practice your sun salutations on the spacious deck whilst taking in the gorgeous views across Polzeath beach and breathing in the fresh sea-salted air. If you want some expert guidance Amy at Next Wave Yoga  provides one to one or group lessons and will come to you.

Yoga with a beautiful backdrop at Parker's Place, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Next Wave Yoga & Therapy is founded by Amy Williams, an experienced level 3 massage therapist and passionate yogi Photo courtesy of Next Wave Yoga
Next Wave Yoga & Therapy is founded by Amy Williams, an experienced level 3 massage therapist and passionate yogi Photo courtesy of Next Wave Yoga
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Learn to ride a wave

Polzeath beach is one of the safest and most reliable surf spots in Cornwall. If your New Year's resolution is to finally master the art of surfing be sure to book a lesson with one of the excellent surf schools such as Wavehunters or George's Surf School. Whether you have never tried it before or are just looking to perfect your style, a lesson from a surf school can help you achieve your goal. 

Surfing at sunset at Polzeath beach, North Cornwall
Surfing with Wavehunters Surf School, Polzeath, North Cornwall
Surfing with George's Surf School Polzeath beach, North Cornwall

Stay on location

Settled in a sheltered valley, Port Isaac is a traditional Cornish fishing village with sloping streets and cosy cottages. It's easy to see why this picturesque fishing village on the rugged North Cornish coast has been chosen to provide the backdrop to the popular television series Doc Martin and more recently the Fisherman's Friends film. Stay on location in Port Isaac and experience for yourself the narrow streets and dramatic scenery. 

Walking around the streets of Port Isaac home to Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends, North Cornwall.
Walking around the streets of Port Isaac home to Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends, North Cornwall.
Walking around the streets of Port Isaac home to Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends, North Cornwall.
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Discover Cornwall's marine life

Climb on board a Wavehunters Sea Safari and experience the magic of seeing dolphins and sharks in their natural habitat. The trip takes in Daymer Bay, Polzeath beach, The Rumps, Pentire Head and Puffin Island. Depending on the time of year you can expect to see Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Puffins, Gannets and many other varieties of seabirds.

Sea Safari Polzeath, North Cornwall Photo courtesy of Wavehunters
Spotting Dolphins off the North Cornish coast Photo courtesy of Wavehunters
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Stay in Cornwall's best self-catering property

Find out for yourself why Carn Mar was recently awarded Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards. With panoramic sea views and direct beach access this stunning property is the ultimate beach house. Book a stay in 2019 and experience this peaceful coastal refuge where you can escape from everyday life and experience your own slice of Cornish heaven.

Carn Mar, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Carn Mar, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Carn Mar, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Carn Mar

Dine in the finest restaurants

In Padstow long established celebrity chef Rick Stein has been joined by Paul Ainsworth whose one Michelin starred restaurant - Paul Ainsworth at No6 is not to be missed. In Port Isaac Nathan Outlaw has the Fish Kitchen a one Michelin starred tapas style seafood restaurant housed in a 15th century fishermans cottage. He also has his flagship two Michelin starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw perched at the top of the village, serving a seafood tasting menu with the rugged cliffs of North Cornwall forming the backdrop.

Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, North Cornwall

Challenge yourself

Cornwall is full of unique and challenging sporting events, this year challenge yourself to a coastal run or sea swim whilst taking in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Each year the Padstow to Rock Swim, a one-mile open water swim that starts in Padstow and finishes across the water in Rock raises money for Marie Curie. At the Eden Project their marathon and cycling sportive takes in a scenic multi-terrain course and finishes with a pasty and a pint. 

Swimmers ready for the Padstow to Rock swim in aid of Marie Curie
Runners at Eden Project taking part in the marathon Photo courtesy of the Eden Project
Cyclists at Eden Project competing in Eden Sportive Photo courtesy of the Eden Project
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