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There are many extensive stretches of fine golden sand which form the beaches that are so important to the tourist industry, such as those at Bude, Polzeath, Watergate Bay, Perranporth, Porthtowan, Newquay, St Agnes & St Ives and on the south coast Swanpool beach in Falmouth. There are two river estuaries on the north coast: Hayle Estuary and the estuary of the River Camel, which provides Padstow and Rock with a safe harbour.


The south coast, dubbed the "Cornish Riviera", is more sheltered and there are several broad estuaries offering safe anchorages, such as at Falmouth and Fowey. Also on the south coast, the picturesque fishing village of Polperro, and the fishing port of Looe are popular with tourists.


Cornwall is one of the few English counties with no motorways. The main road routes into Cornwall are the A30 from Exeter and the A38 from Plymouth and south Devon.


Other routes into Cornwall include the A39 from Barnstaple and Bideford to Bude and on to Wadebridge and south-west Cornwall.


Cornwall has to best to offer in Tourist Attractions and Gardens including, stately homes, family attractions and museums. The many tourist attractions include the Eden Project, Newquay, Tate St. Ives, St Michael's Mount, Marazion and King Arthur's Castle, Tintagel.


As well as being an historic part of England, with quaint harbours and fishing villages like Portloe, Mevagissey, Mousehole and Looe, it is also sitting next to the industrial mining towns of Redruth and Camborne.