• Day 1 Arrival in Padstow

    From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Padstow.

  • Day 2 Padstow to Porthcothan Bay

    22 Km 5-8 Hrs 500 Metres

    After wandering through the delightful narrow streets of Padstow in the morning, you soon find yourself overlooking the spectacular sandy beaches that populate the mouth of the River Camel. Indeed, turning a corner to discover another of these hidden strands is a fabulous way to start your walking holiday.

  • Day 3 Porthcothan Bay to Newquay

    17 Km 4-6 Hrs 450 Metres

    There are wonderful coves and golden beaches around every corner as you head further south along the Cornish coastline. Pop in for lunch at Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ restaurant in Watergate before you continue into the more urban environs of Newquay – the surfing capital of the UK and the perfect spot to get into the Atlantic waves.

  • Day 4 Newquay to Perranporth

    17/27 Km 5-8 Hrs 550-600 Metres

    After negotiating the River Gannel (keep an eye on tide times), the trail subsequently follows grassy clifftop paths before later leading you through sand dunes (good for those calf muscles!) and along long sandy beaches – particularly Perran Beach just past the Penhale Army Training Area.

  • Day 5 Perranport to Portreath

    20 Km 5-7 Hrs 680 Metres

    From Perranporth, you pass into an area with a rich mining history as evidenced by the old chimneys that dot the landscape. Wild gorse and heather scrub replace farm holdings as you make your way around St Agnes Head and onwards to Porthtowan and Portreath.

  • Day 6 Departure from Portreath

    There are regular train services from nearby Redruth to Bristol/London and other destinations in the UK.

More information on the South West Coast Path