Tintagel is really famous for the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Most people come to visit the Castle but we would also suggest paying a little attention to the beautiful coastline.
Located on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall this area has some spectacular coastal scenery. The turquoise green water around this stretch of coast is caused by the slate/sand cliffs around Tintagel which contain elements of copper. On a warm sunny day, the sunlight turns the water a light turquoise green colour in warm weather.
Why not check beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Tintagel, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or have a look at our list of Cornwall dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:
Some more locations in Cornwall
- Camborne and Redruth
- Isles of Scilly
- Penwith Peninsula
- Port Isaac
- Praa Sands
- Rame Peninsula
- Roseland Peninsula
- St Agnes
- St Austell
- St Cleer
- St Tudy
- The Lizard