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Breaking News ! When you picture the perfect road trip, you probably imagine driving a convertible along Route 66 in America, stopping at diners and listening to power ballads. But you do not need to cross the pond for one of the best road trips in the world – just get on the Atlantic Highway. Atlantic Highway is the name given to a long and winding 70-mile section of the A39 which runs from Barnstaple in north Devon down to Fraddon, on the outskirts of Newquay. On one side of the road are increasingly wild hills, on the other, some of Britain's best coastline. The route was last year named by the AA as one of the country's top five road trips. Sandwiched between barley fields and a succession of bays and beach breaks, the Devon section from Barnstaple to Bude is a magical concertina that creases and folds along the coast. In Cornwall the road travels inland slightly, but there are plenty of sights only a short drive away, from the stunning Constantine Bay to the granite rocks of Bedruthan Steps. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even veer off on a private toll road to the lighthouse at Trevose Head, near Padstow. The Atlantic Highway has featured on many a list rating the best road trips in the UK, Europe and even the world. Views for days on the A39 in Cornwall In 2019, the AA included it in its latest list of top road trips. It said: "The Atlantic Highway offers breathtaking sea views as you drive from Barnstaple to Newquay. Clocking in at 77 miles, there’s plenty to see and do as you hug the coast on this route. If the weather's on your side, park up when you get to Bude. "Here, you can swap out the pedals for some sand under your toes at a Bude-iful beach.
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"Fancy a detour? You can adjust your trip slightly to go via Dartmoor National Park, with its stunning mix of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers. Look out for the native ponies as you drive through the best of British natural beauty. This detour will add about two hours to your trip. "As this is an English road trip, you can’t always rely on the weather. If you’re caught on a rainy day, why not stop off at the village of Tintagel, the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur? You'll finish off at the pretty surfing town of Newquay.
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"This is your chance to sit back and relax after the drive - there are plenty of tea shops overlooking the bay where you can enjoy a cuppa and watch the crashing, rolling waves of the Atlantic." GoCompare also once included the A39 among its list of 15 best road trips worldwide, while Lonely Planet has a dedicated page to the road on its website.
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In July 2018, The Sun listed the Atlantic Highway in its ‘best UK summer road trips’ guide, while it has also earned a spot on lists by Ask Men, The Guardian and Rough Guides. But, as Bob Dylan once said, behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain. Last year, the A39 was named the most dangerous road in the South West, and among the 50 most dangerous in the UK. The many winding and narrow sections aren't the place to put your foot down. But if negotiated safely, there are few UK roads to rival the Atlantic Highway.
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