Trevone is a lovely seaside village close to Padstow and St Merryn on the Cornish coast near the Trevose Head lighthouse station. It is a popular tourist destination. The main road leading down to the beach is long with beautiful self-catering holiday homes and cottages for rent. There is a general store and post office along this road and a few shops besides the golden sands of Trevone beach.
The coastline in North Cornwall is excellent for surfing, and the Padstow bay area, which includes Harlyn and Constantine Bay, has an excellent choice of surf schools, restaurants, pubs and surf gear shops. Along this coastline you will also find the popular surfing resorts of Bude, Newquay and Perranporth.
Polzeath, Treyarnon, Booby's Bay, Porthcothan and Mother Iveys Bay are all conveniently situated near Trevone. The beauty of holidaying in a self-catering cottage in Trevone is that you are never more than an hours drive from anywhere in Cornwall. If you are a serious surfer then Trevone and the North Coast of Cornwall is for you. If you have never tried surfing, then there is no better place to learn, as there are numerous surfing schools available.
There are many other reasons tourists choose to take a holiday cottage in Trevone apart from surfing and family beach holidays. It has a popular coastal and estuary path for walkers, bird watching and RSPB supervised walks around Trevose Head and the Trevose Golf and Country Club. The Golf club has a choice of golf courses, tennis courts, and swimming pools and kids discos.
Walking along the coastal path is a real pleasure and attracts many ramblers. The path from Trevone via Constantine Bay to Harlyn Bay is well signposted and moderately flat and easy walking. You pass by Mother Ivey's cottage and the Padstow lifeboat station situated on the Merope Rocks, past Cats Cove, Trevose and Dinas Head and the blowing hole, on to Constantine Bay to track through the large sand dunes. Another walk, "The Camel Trail" runs from Padstow to the market town of Wadebridge.
If you enjoy home cooking and this is one of your reasons for choosing self-catering cottages in Trevone, then you will love the farm shop with it's locally grown produce. If you prefer to eat out, Rick Steins restaurant is famous for its speciality locally caught fish dishes. Trevone is also a great place for anglers to go and catch their own fish to take back to the seaside cottage and cook.
Shopping towns within travelling distance include Wadebridge, Bodmin and Cornwall's Cathedral city, Truro or why not cross the Tamar from Cornwall to Devon to the city of Plymouth.
Trevone's climate is mild with its fair share of rain. Being situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, the wind direction greatly affects how hot or cold it feels more so than the actual temperature. A north wind may be great for surfing, but doesn't always make for comfort when sitting on the beach.
Plymouth (PLH) and Newquay (NQY) airports are close to Trevone and both have car hire facilities. The Cornish main line railway operated by First Great Western stops at Bodmin Parkway where buses are available to Padstow and Constantine. Local bus services include Greyhound and First Great Western.