Five coastal walks to do this spring

Toward Pentire Point | South West Coast Path | North Cornwall

Five walks with breathtaking views chosen from our friends at The South West Coast Path. Breathe in the freshness of the sea, listen to the waves breaking on the shoreline and take in the panoramic views of outstanding natural beauty along the Cornish coastline.

Boscastle and Pentargon Waterfall (1.7 miles)

The Coast Path runs between a stone hedge, covered in the lichen sea ivory, and the open maritime grassland topping the cliffs, home to colourful wild flowers such as Dyer’s Greenweed and Saw-wort.

Rosemullion Head Circular (4 miles)

A circular walk with spectacular views of Rosemullion Head, secluded coves and the beautiful Helford estuary, where wild garlic and bluebells grow in abundance along its banks at this time of the year.

Pencarrow Head and Pont Pill (4 miles)

A mixture of stunning coastline and hidden creeks on this walk to the east of Fowey. Look out for the orchids in the spring, visit the church where Daphne du Maurier got married and, if you're feeling energetic, take the path down to Lantic Beach. 

Kelsey Head and Holywell (5.3 miles)

Kelsey Head is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a wide range of habitats, the most extensive being the sand dune system and the maritime grassland. Watch out for seals around The Chick and check out the prehistoric cliff castle on the headland.

Lamorna and St Loy (5.6 miles)

From magical Lamorna Cove this walk follows the South West Coast Path to St Loy's where in the spring the stunted oak and sycamore coastal woodland is bright with wildflowers. Going back, enjoy walking through ancient fields passing stone crosses and standing stones.

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