This is a relatively easy walk, as although there are quite a few climbs it is fairly short at five miles long. The coast on this part of the path is quite spectacular and the villages of Boscastle and Tintagel both have a lot of interest.
Boscastle Harbour is very picturesque. It is very difficult to access from the sea, but it is the only harbour along some 20 miles (32 km) of the North Cornwall coast. There has long been a harbour here.
One of the county’s more dramatic beaches. It gets it’s name from the huge slate outcrops scattered along the beach and not the inordinate number of steps you need to go down to get to the beach.
Loved by millions as Portwenn in ITV’s Doc Martin, Port Isaac is the archetypal Cornish village and remains a working harbour. During the summer, the folk group Fisherman’s Friends perform shanties on the seafront.
This is a popular walk between these two Cornish coastal villages. It follows the South West Coast Path for just over 5 miles with stunning views all the way. The walk starts in East Looe near the tourist information centre.
The South West Coast Path runs through Swanpool and 2 miles south round Pennance Point and Newporth Head you reach Maenporth beach. The path is relatively easy walking, although it does get muddy in the winter months.
From Trevone beach, the walk follows the rugged coast past the collaped cave and blowholes of the Merope Islands to Stepper Point. The route then heads up the Camel Estuary to reach Hawker’s Cove.
Head for Droskyn Point on the west side of Perranporth and walk westwards through the first area of mining taking a look back at the cliffs below Droskyn, this area was once famous for smugglers.
This short walk has great views across St Ives Bay, and out to the lighthouse on Godrevy Island just off shore. Children will love the long beach, as well as the island and the lighthouse and the tales of shipwrecks.
This walk starts in the town of Penzance, in the far south west corner of Cornwall. It passes along the beach, one of the most beautiful in the world, to St Michael’s Mount.
The most westerly point of the coast path, Lands End, is the start point for this short walk to Sennen Cove. Lands End is a popular tourist attraction in the summer, with the nearby Theme Park, so there are quite a few facilities here.
This walk begins from the southern tip of the beautiful Lizard Peninsula and heads west along this rugged coast taking in Kynance Cove and Mullion Cove. West from here the coast becomes less rugged and with more beaches
St Ives Bay is a crescent-shaped expanse stretching for 6 miles from the Island, near the centre of town, around to to Godrevy Head and the world-famous Godrevy lighthouse, inspiration for the Virginia Woolf novel, To The Lighthouse.
A circular walk of either 4½ or 6 miles can be started from the ferry landing stage at Place. Alternatively you can start from the car park at St Anthony Head. This also gives you the option of the shorter, easy, level ‘there and back’.
Tintagel King Arthur Walk – South West Coast Path is located in Tintagel. This walk begins in the beautiful village of Port Isaac and heads north east along the coast to Tintagel, legendary birth place of King Arthur.
This is a walk for the stout-hearted and stout-booted only. One of the most spectacular stretches of the South West Coast Path, if you only get chance to walk a few miles of the 630-mile path, pick this section.