Imagine the feeling of soft sand between your toes, the cool touch of waves as they brush over your feet, and the gentle breeze whisking past your neck. Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? With our incredible holiday parks in the south of the UK, you can experience coastal walks in Cornwall like never before.
The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked footpath. This major tourist attraction is one of the many reasons millions venture to Cornwall for their UK staycation. But how long is the South West Coast Path? This incredible path stretches for 630 miles, and if you ever had the urge to try and walk the whole thing, it would take you around seven to eight weeks. That’s right – it’s a long path!
A coastal walk in Cornwall for only a few miles of the southwest can still give you all the wonder and enjoyment of the entire path. Whether you’re looking for unforgettable family memories or an intimate, romantic getaway, these coastal walks in Cornwall are the perfect ingredient to your dream walking holiday.
The Coast-to-Coast trail is a great coastal walk in Cornwall for you to experience on your next trip away. The trail runs from Devoran, on the south coast, to Portreath, on the north coast. It amounts to a total of 11 miles and is almost entirely off-road. You can simply walk or cycle a specific section of the path for a less challenging walk.
This is a great circular coastal walk in Cornwall that overlooks the Bedruthan Steps. It was used as a filming location in the BBC television series, Poldark.
Trevose Head provides a nice walk along a rugged Cornwall coastline, where you can see the iconic lighthouse and sandy beach at Mother Ivey’s Bay.
This is a Cornish coastal walk that you’re sure to enjoy. Not only will you see amazing sea views, but you can also see the shipwreck of the SS Belem at low tide.
Another location you’ll find in the BBC series, Poldark, Botallack Head is a Cornwall walking trail where you’ll find some historic culture in the form of mining remains.
At Away Resorts, we offer a range of holiday parks that grant access to the South West Coast Path. Why not take the family down to St Ives Bay? This wonderful resort is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience the secret treasures of the southwest. After a long day, head back to the resort and relax in your holiday home. Whether it’s a caravan, lodge, or camping in a tent, you’ll have everything you need to re-energise for the next day of Cornish walking trails.
Next up, we have Newquay Bay, our fantastic resort that is the perfect base for your Cornwall walking adventures. On top of access to the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, from indoor pools and seasonal games to a hair and beauty salon and surfing school.
For those of you out there with a four-legged family member, the thought of coastal walks in Cornwall might make you immediately picture a walking holiday with your dog. And with our dog-friendly holiday parks that dream can become a reality! Feel free to bring along your pooch for some coastal dog walks in Cornwall.Explore pet-friendly holidays
Coastal walks in Cornwall are some of the best ways to spend your UK staycation in the south-west of England. There’s nothing quite like a Cornwall walking trip to get you and all your loved ones out and about, exploring, climbing, and discovering to your heart's content. Get in touch with us now to start planning your next adventure!Get in touch
The most beautiful part of the South West Coast Path might be different for each person. It depends on what you want to see and when. For instance, you might be yearning to see the gorgeous wildflowers and poppy fields in the summer, or the wild and mesmerising waves crashing into the coast in the winter.
The halfway point of the South West Coast Path is Porthallow on the Lizard Peninsula.
Wild camping is not permitted on the South West Coast Path. But that’s okay since our holiday parks offer the best spots to stay when exploring coastal walks in Cornwall.
The end of the South West Coast Path will depend on where you start. However, most people choose to walk anti-clockwise, starting in Minehead, Somerset, and ending at Poole Harbour, Dorset.
It does not cost anything to walk the South West Coast Path. However, if you’re exploring coastal walks in Cornwall over multiple days, you need to factor in accommodation costs.
The South West Coast Path does have some difficult sections (such as hills, dips, etc.), despite it being a fun and marvellous experience. We recommend coming prepared for long periods of walking, with up and down sections and some tricky terrain.
The Coast-to-Coast Trail can be started at any end, whether you complete the coastal walk in Cornwall from Devoran, on the south coast, to Portreath, on the north coast, or vice versa.
The hardest part of the Coast-to-Coast walk tends to be the sections where there are hills and dips, which only occur a few times along the path since the ground is mostly level across it.
The best month to walk the Coast-to-Coast trail will likely be during the summer months since there’s less chance of strong winds or rain affecting your day out.
The best way to plan your Coast-to-Coast walk in Cornwall is:
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Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big