Five coastal walks to do this spring

    Five walks with breathtaking views along 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.

    Trevose Head Circular

    Embark on a journey around Trevose Head, where the Atlantic meets Cornwall's rugged north coast. This loop offers panoramic views of the sweeping coastline, with the historic Trevose Head Lighthouse standing guard over the seas. Spring brings an explosion of colour, with thrift and sea campion adorning the cliffs. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, with fulmars, razorbills, and guillemots beginning their nesting season.

    (6.1 miles)


    This challenging yet rewarding stretch of the South West Coast Path takes you from the quaint village of Zennor, through ancient, flower-strewn moorland. Spring sees the path flanked by vibrant yellow gorse and purple heather, with the possibility of spotting seals along the rugged coastline. The terrain here is a mix of rocky paths and grassy slopes, offering breath-taking views of the Atlantic at every turn.

    (5 miles)

    Tintagel to Port Isaac

    This longer trek connects the charming fishing village of Port Isaac with the legendary Tintagel. This route is especially enchanting in spring, as the coastal wildflowers bloom and the sea's colour turns a brilliant shade of blue. Highlights include secluded coves, dramatic sea stacks, and the chance to explore Tintagel Castle's ruins.

    (9 miles)

    Mevagissey to Gorran Haven

    Starting from the bustling harbour of Mevagissey, this walk heads south to the serene village of Gorran Haven. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views over Chapel Point and encounter secluded beaches perfect for a quiet picnic. In spring, the path is lined with wildflowers, including thrift, sea campion, and the rare Cornish clover.

    (3.5 miles)

    St Agnes to Chapel Porth

    This coastal walk between St. Agnes Head and Chapel Porth is a picturesque journey through Cornwall’s natural and industrial landscapes. As you navigate the dramatic cliffs and mine ruins of Cornwall's industrial heritage, you'll find the undergrowth lit up with the intense blue of bluebells, particularly in the wooded areas near Chapel Porth. The scent of wild garlic mingles with the salty sea air, especially in the more sheltered spots along the path where the woodland meets the coast.

    (6 miles)

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    With over 200 miles of the South West Cost Path to explore in Cornwall, the fun doesn't stop there!

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