Pentire and Rumps Point
The areas just to the south and north of the mouth of the river Camel are the prime spots in Cornwall to see the remaining populations of corn bunting, a bird of high conservation priority for the RSPB. Pentire Farm and Rumps Point are on the north side and are owned by the National Trust.
The farmland holds the corn buntings, which can be found singing from walls and fences in May and June. The whole place is good for birds and a delight to walk around. The Rumps are two small hills that drop into the sea and just offshore lay The Mouls, an island on which puffins breed. You can see them on the sea just off the island but you will need good 'bins' or a telescope.
Even on a Cornish scale the scenery here is breathtaking. Add the wild flowers of spring, the abundant insects and special birds, its a nature lovers playground. Pentire is situated just to the north west of Polzeath.