This pretty village has been a fishing harbour since the Middle Ages, with narrow twisting streets, fish cellars, geranium-filled alleys (‘drangs’), and a tiny beach. It's also where Doc Martin is filmed.
Immerse yourself in history in the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, and site of his 13th Century castle. The North Cornish coastline also provides a suitably dramatic backdrop to explore.
Just inland from Lanteglos you can explore the wonderfully unspoilt and natural Bodmin Moor taking in Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall. This granite moorland of outstanding beauty has an abundance of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains.
A fine bathing and surfing beach, where you can enjoy some family time, take a walk or learn to surf. St Enodoc Church near Polzeath is the last resting place of Sir John Betjeman. Nearby Rock is popular for sailing and windsurfing.