South West Coast Path - Cornwall's Atlantic Coast, East

65 miles (104kms) from Bude to Newquay
7 nights; 6 days walking 

Easy walking immediately to the west of Bude, giving way to spectacular cliff scenery between Millock Haven and Polzeath; sand dunes and calm waters around the Camel Estuary; easy clifftop walking and magnificent views along sweeps of Atlantic strand between Padstow and Newquay.


Choppy sea around the sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps


Highlights include the rock pools and folded rock strata in the shelter of Crackington Haven; the sudden arrival in Boscastle’s delightful harbour which greets you as you round Penally Point; the dramatic clifftop ruins of Tintagel Castle; the narrow alleyways and colour-washed cottages around the bustling harbour of Port Isaac (Doc Martin's Port Wenn); the view across Padstow Bay which opens up as you round Pentire Head; crossing the River Camel from Rock to Padstow on the historic Blacktor Ferry; the massive sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps; and the view along the golden sweep of Watergate Bay - one of Cornwall’s premier surf beaches.


View along the coast near Port Isaac, with red flowers in the foreground


To give you a 'taster' of the landscape take a look at the beautiful aerial photography in this short video.

Approximate daily distances:
  •  Bude to Crackington Haven - 10 miles (16 kms)
  •  Crackington Haven to Tintagel - 11 miles (18 kms)
  •  Tintagel to Port Isaac - 9 miles (14 kms)
  •  Port Isaac to Padstow - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Padstow to Treyarnon - 11 miles (18 kms)
  •  Treyarnon to Newquay - 12 miles (19 kms)


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Travel information - start

Rail: Exeter 
Onward travel: Public bus

Travel information - finish
Rail: Newquay
Onward travel: On foot

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