ABOUT ATLANTIC COAST

HISTORY | LOCAL AREA | WILD LIFE

ATLANTIC COAST & 40 years of Coastdale Parks

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is a quiet and peaceful park lying close to the sand dunes of beautiful St Ives Bay, near Hayle in Cornwall. Suitable for families and couples, this David Bellamy Gold Award Park is conveniently situated for touring Cornwall by car with its' close proximity to St Ives, Land's End and The Lizard. It is also within walking distance of three miles of golden sand which are perfect for surfing, sunbathing and rock-pooling. Here, the backdrop of the iconic Godrevy Lighthouse provides an idyllic setting in which to spend a day at the beach, enjoy an evening barbeque or spot seals in the bay.

The park offers a wide range of holiday accommodation, including contemporary static holiday homes which are for sale and luxury holiday homes for hire. Park facilities include a well stocked shop serving freshly baked bread, daily newspapers and everyday essentials. Other amenities include, a fully equipped Laundry, Free Wi-Fi, a recycling point and a Tourist Information Room. Our on site shop offers fresh baked bread, croissant, pan au chocolat and traditional Cornish Pasties. Your morning newspaper can also be collected from here daily (limited out of season). There is a varied selection of groceries, childrens toys, beach goods, frozen foods and even local Beers.

Pets are welcome at Atlantic Coast and there are many wonderful coastal and countryside walks to enjoy direct from the park.

The Atlantic Coast Season runs from 1st March to 4th January.


LOCAL AREA

About Hayle & St Ives - Cornwall A love affair that lasts a lifetime

It’s hard not to fall in love with Cornwall. For some it’s the happy memories of a childhood seaside holiday. For others it’s the brief fling of a teenage summer. For most it’s a passionate affair that lasts a life

Where is Cornwall?

Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles. Cornwall is also the location of mainland Great Britain's most southerly promontory, The Lizard, and one of the UK’s most westerly points, Land's End, while a few miles off shore and even further west is an archipelago of tiny islands that make up the Isles of Scilly.time…so let the affair begin!

What’s so special about it?

There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours; the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas?

But there are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.

There's also the dynamic art scene found in mainly in West Cornwall, inspired by the naturally stunning landscape; and more recently a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.

Cornwall also has a tremendous history based on its Celtic roots, its Celtic Cornish culture, the warmth and friendliness of the people and the Cornish language that can be seen in the village names.

And that's not all...

Take a trip around Cornwall and you’ll discover a hugely diverse landscape. In the far west where the sea turns turquoise in the sun, the sand is white and the natural light is sometimes blindingly bright, the land is adorned with a legacy of Bronze age standing stones, huge granite burial chambers, Celtic crosses and holy wells.

In the old industrial heartland, the landscape, recently awarded World Heritage Site status, is dotted with the fascinating remnants of a triumphant mining past illustrating Cornwall's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution with engine houses, museums and miles of recreational trails.

Around the coastline Cornwall’s maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze.

The natural environment, recognised nationally across the twelve sections of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and challenging hikes.

To the north, a sweep of enormous golden sand bays stretches along the coastline often pummelled by giant Atlantic rollers. Long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from coasteering to zapcat racing and scuba diving to rock climbing.

And in the wonderful south of Cornwall, fed by rivers from the high moorlands, leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful gardens that flourish in Cornwall’s mild climate.


WILD LIFE

Wildlife in Cornwall

High on the long list of what makes Cornwall such a wonderful place is its abundant and varied wildlife. "Wildlife in Cornwall" has been created to help people discover the best locations in Cornwall to see birds and wildlife. It has been created so locals and visitors can explore the wonderful wildlife of this beautiful part of the world.

I have produced hundreds of wildlife videos showing off the rare birds and the not so rare birds, plus I have created location guides showing the Wildlife Hotspots and the spectacular places to visit in Beautiful Cornwall. Black-crowned Night Heron Cornwall is one of the finest counties in the UK for spotting migrant and unusual birds such as Hoopoes and Wrynecks, it is also one of the best counties for seeing marine wildlife.

Basking Sharks are becoming increasingly common, so are Bottlenose and Risso's Dolphins as well as the occasional Minke Whale.

Winter is also an excellent time to go go birdwatching in Cornwall, especially when severe weather conditions up-country forces huge numbers of waders and thrushes southwest in search of milder conditions. In addition to the wealth of rare and migrant birds which can be seen, Cornwall has a very healthy resident bird population. Tehidy Woods near Camborne is a wonderful place to get very close to birds such as Robins, Great Tits and Blue Tits. Please Visit: Wild Life In Cornwall