With better roads and new cycle ways, direct rail services, daily flights and a network of bus routes all mean that travelling to north Cornwall is easier than ever before at most times of the year. During the summer, visitors are advised to come early, stay long and leave late. Setting off early means you get a few extra hours to enjoy the beauty of of the area and beat the traffic. Go home late and you'll travel when the roads are quiet.
Better still, leave the car behind. Regular bus services run from the train stations at Bodmin Parkway and Exeter St. David's; National Express coaches to Exeter, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Newquay and occasionally to Bude; and low-cost flights to Newquay all have good bus connections to our area via Camelford or Bude. There are various car-hire companies too.
Once you're here, most of north Cornwall is easily accessible by bus. First Kernow have regular services running along the coast from Bude to Wadebridge, calling at Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac.
The A30 is dual carriageway from the M5 to Bodmin, with the Atlantic Highway A39 connecting Bude, Camelford, Wadebridge and Padstow. Alternatively, opt for the A39 to Bude at Junction 27 on the M5 and travel a little further to our four villages.
The AA route planner can help plan your drive down.
The comprehensive Traveline Southwest website can plan your entire journey on public transport.
Planning on driving down, but making use of the local bus service?
The 94/95 First Kernow bus service runs from Bude to Wadebridge, calling at Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel & Port Isaac.