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Cornwall: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

In 2019, Cornwall celebrates 60 years of its designation as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Incorporating 12 different regions across this stunning county, the AONB status covers 958 square kilometres of land and comprises almost a third of the county.

The gorgeous Camel Estuary, just south of Port Isaac and one of the highlights of Cornwall’s AONB regions, extends for five miles from Wadebridge stretching down to meet the sea between scenic Padstow and Rock.

Further inland, the haunting wilderness of Bodmin Moor more than justifies its AONB status. Its soaring granite uplands contrast dramatically with the evocative and primitive emptiness of its moorland and peat bogs.

An astonishing ten further areas of outstanding natural beauty await the visitor to Cornwall, from the wild north to the intimate and dramatic south.

Make Port Isaac your base

Our luxurious, self-catering accommodation in Port Isaac is the perfect location from which to explore all that this glorious county has to offer.

Overlooking the coastline from Port Gaverne north to Tintagel, The Beach House sleeps up to 16 people in delicious style and comfort.

Book your stay at our stunning holiday cottage in Port Isaac

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