The Thrill of Driving Coastal Roads

With the lockdown restrictions in the UK slowly easing, motor enthusiasts and holidaymakers alike are itching at the opportunity to jump in their cars and take a trip, whether it’s to enjoy a staycation or simply take in the stunning views as they roll on by.

Perhaps some of the nicest routes to drive are always near the coast, as they combine some of the best views the UK has to offer with the refreshing sea breeze that we all know and love so well.

Naturally, Cornwall comes to mind as the perfect location to explore, so we’ve teamed up with Farmfoods European Legends Links sponsors, Pink Car Leasing, to give you the inside track on making the most of your great Cornish escape.


Peruse through Padstow

The setting for Trevose provides many stunning backdrops and landscapes, perfect for driving along the many coastal roads, either on your own or with family. If you’re looking for a sun-kissed route that consists of breathtakingly beautiful coastal roads, we recommend driving from Newquay to Padstow.

Along your trip, as Newquay fades into the distance, you’ll see gorgeous landmarks such as the infamous Seven Bays: Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Constantine, Booby’s, Mother Ivey’s, Harlyn and Trevone.

On your trip, why not park up and enjoy a picnic in one of these hotspots? With a trusty SUV, such as the SEAT Ateca SUV, you can utilise your boot as a picnic table, doubling up as a perfect gathering point for everyone on the trip.

If you’re planning to take the whole family for a Cornwall staycation, you’ll not only need something comfortable for the drive, but also a vehicle with plenty of luggage space, especially if you’ll be bringing along your golf clubs for your visit to Trevose! Therefore, a modern and spacious SUV is the perfect vehicle option for this kind of trip.


Perfect for motoring enthusiasts

If you’re someone who really loves to drive, not just hop in a car and switch from A to B, we’ve got you covered. Many coastal roads, including ones in Devon and Cornwall, feature challenging and exciting twists and turns, perfect for confident drivers to explore the capabilities of their car.

The ideal car for this kind of driving is none other than the Mercedes A-Class Saloon. The sleek and compact design combined with the ergonomic performance allows these cars to hug the corners, providing an enjoyable driving experience, while the scenery speaks for itself.

Below are some of the most popular coastal driving roads in the UK:

  1. Through the Valley of the Rocks, North Devon – this route contains steep ups and downs as you pass along the rocky northern edge of the Exmoor National Park.
  2. From St Ives to Land’s End, Cornwall – this route offers a grandstand view with a mystical air, combining granite boulders with the skirt of the sea.
  3. Robin Hood’s Bay to Flamborough Head, North and East Yorkshire – experience the sheer chalk cliffs as you drive along the seafront.
  4. Along the “Black of the Wight”, Isle of Wight – you’ll see many classic cars taking this route, characterised by sparkling seas and stunning views.
  5. Round the Assynt Peninsula, Scottish Highlands – for fans of exploring more remote areas, this route boasts dramatic landscapes and countless lochs.
  6. From Hunstanton to Cromer, Norfolk – this route is perfect if you’re looking for a slow, relaxing, and peaceful coastal drive with plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

With miles and miles of coastal roads just waiting to be explored, the question is, why not? If your vehicle is stopping you from feeling the wind flow through your hair as you cruise along stunning coastal roads, contact Pink Car Leasing to find out more about our many car leasing options.

If you’re interested in extending your trip to Cornwall beyond just exploring its intricate and scenic drives, why not check out the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship today?