Last year I probably spent more time in Cornwall than ever before. At the moment I live in Somerset but ideally I’d really like to move there. We made the trip down the A30 countless times (no luck on the house hunting front), but with so many day trips, I did manage to do a lot of lovely, but not-too-long walks, including these five…

1. Crantock to Porth Joke

Porth Joke Coast path

Porth Joke
Porth Joke (aka Polly Joke) is an idyllic little beach around the coast path from Crantock. The day we went was the weather was subdued and dull, but look how beautiful it still was! It would be amazing to do it again in summer sunshine.

2. Fistral to Newquay

Somewhat surprisingly the coast path from Fistral beach round to Newquay harbour is a lovely little walk. On a slightly miserable January day with no surf this walk was a pleasant surprise. We went from Fistral beach onto Towan head up to the lookout shelter, then along the path past the huers hut to the harbour.

3. Chapel Porth to Trevaunance Cove

This stretch of coast path is much-photographed but it lived up to the hype. Again it was a bit of a dull wintery day but that didn’t make it any less spectacular.

Chapel Porth Coast Path


4. Whipsiderry to Watergate

This was possibly my favourite. When we arrived it wasn’t quite low tide enough to walk along the beach, so we walked from Porth to Watergate along the coast path then back along the beach.

It is spectacular – great for feeling tiny and insignificant! Can’t wait to do this one again.

Tip: If you’re planning on doing it remember to check the tide times before you set off so you don’t get trapped.

5. Pentire to Crantock

Not strictly a coast path walk as such, but the quick walk from Pentire down and across Crantock is definitely worth doing. It’s great if you’re short on time and you can stop in C-Bay cafe for a cream tea 🙂

Take the path down by the ferry to walk across at low tide, or you can take the ferry across in the summer months.



5 short but beautiful Cornish coast path walks

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