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Atlantic CoasterSt. Ives - St. Agnes - Newquay
It’s a journey that combines seaside thrills and spills with craggy headlands, cobbled streets, secret coves and stunning panoramic views into the deep blue sea. Starting in St Ives, there’s a real sense of occasion as the bus leaves on top of the cliff, looking down over a wonderful town of ice-creams, pasties and a lovely sandy beach with copious friendly seagulls. The bus passes through Cardis Bay, a tranquil cove with clear waters and white sandy beaches.
£5 adult, £4 child and £10 family all day travel
8 places to visitView journey Attractions
2 hours, 25 minutes
1 service, daily
Newquay bus stationHow to get here
Newquay is considered one of the UK's top surfing destinations, hosting international competitions such as the Boardmasters and attracting surfers from all over the world to its beaches.
This transfixing journey then moves on to Lelant, a quaint village with stunning views of the Hayle Estuary. Very soon, the Atlantic Coaster reaches Hayle, a bustling town with a rich mining heritage. Onwards past Loggans Moor, where the landscape changes dramatically to rugged moorland, with heather and gorse in full bloom.
As the bus moves towards Gwithian, the coastline comes into view, with dramatic cliffs and wild Atlantic waves crashing against the shore. The scenery is awe-inspiring, with the bus winding its way through the coastal villages, passing quaint cottages and fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.
The bus then reaches Hells Mouth, a breathtaking viewpoint with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The rugged coastline stretches out for miles, with waves crashing against the cliffs in the distance.
The journey then continues through Portreath, a charming village with a harbour nestled between cliffs. The scenery changes again as the bus reaches Porthtowan, a popular surfing destination with a vast expanse of golden sands.
As the bus approaches St Agnes, the landscape becomes more rugged, with steep cliffs and stunning views of the ocean. The bus then passes through Trevellas, a tiny hamlet with charming thatched cottages and a picturesque church.
The journey then takes the bus to Perranporth, a bustling seaside town with a long, wide beach and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The bus passes through Perran Sands, a vast expanse of dunes and sand, where the scenery is simply stunning.
As the bus continues on its journey, it passes through Goonhavern, a small village surrounded by rolling countryside. The journey ends at Newquay, a vibrant seaside town with stunning beaches, charming cafes, famous zoo and a bustling harbour.
Gateway to the A4
By rail from London and the South West to St. Erth and change to St. Ives station. Many Transport for Cornwall and First Kernow bus services also go to St. Ives from across Cornwall.
A Fab Day Out!
The Atlantic Coaster bus journey is a delightful ride that offers a plethora of places to visit, things to do and see along the route from St Ives to Newquay. Here are some of the highlights that can be explored, over the course of a few fun-packed days:
St Ives: The starting point of the journey is a charming town known for its picturesque harbour, winding streets, and white sandy beaches. St Ives is home to numerous art galleries, museums, and restaurants, making it an excellent place to explore.
Cardis Bay: This tranquil cove with crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The Cardis Bay Beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Hayle: A bustling town with a rich mining heritage, Hayle has a charming harbour and estuary that is a haven for bird watchers. The Hayle Heritage Centre is an excellent place to learn about the town’s history.
Gwithian: This coastal village is known for its stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, with dramatic cliffs and wild waves crashing against the shore. Gwithian Beach is a popular spot for surfers, and the village is home to numerous cafes and restaurants.
Hells Mouth: This breathtaking viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline. The cliffs here are some of the highest in Cornwall, and the views are truly awe-inspiring.
St Agnes: A quaint village with steep cliffs and stunning views of the ocean, St Agnes is a haven for walkers and hikers. The village has numerous cafes and shops, and the St Agnes Museum is an excellent place to learn about the village’s history.
Perranporth: This bustling seaside town has a long, wide beach with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The town is home to numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops, and the Perranzabuloe Museum is an excellent place to learn about the town’s history.
Perran Sands: A vast expanse of dunes and sand, Perran Sands is a popular spot for surfers and walkers. The beach is surrounded by stunning scenery, and the views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking.
Newquay: The final destination of the journey is a vibrant seaside town with stunning beaches, charming cafes, and a bustling harbour. Newquay is a popular spot for surfers and has numerous bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as a world-famous zoo and thriving nightlife!