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

44 miles (70kms) from Newquay to St Ives
5 nights; 4 days walking

Easy walking and sandy beaches between Newquay and Perranporth; rugged cliff scenery and the atmospheric legacy of Cornwall’s historic tin-mining industry between Perranporth and Godrevy Point; sand dunes and seafront promenades between Towans and the bustling town of St Ives.


Carpet of pink thrift on the clifftop


Highlights include the view along Perran Sands; Blue Hills Tin Streams in Trevellas Combe, a fascinating working heritage site where tin is extracted from the surface rocks by traditional processes unchanged over centuries; the lofty promontory of St Agnes Head; the view of St Ives Bay from Godrevy Point and the fishing port of St Ives, world-famous as a centre for the influential ‘St Ives School’ of artists.


St Ives beach at low tide with boats on the sand and the town in the background


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

Approximate daily distances:
  •  Newquay to Perranporth - 13 miles (21 kms)
  •  Perranporth to Portreath - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Portreath to Hayle - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Hayle to St Ives - 7 miles (11 kms)


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Travel information - start

Rail: Newquay
Onward travel: On foot

Travel information - finish
Rail: St Ives
Onward travel: On foot

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