Cornwall boasts an outstanding total of 296.2 miles (476.6 km) of coastline. In fact Cornwall makes up almost 47% of the whole South West Coast Path! So there’s no surprise in guessing what the Cornish get up to when they’re not exploring beaches, relaxing in coffee shops and eating pasties, they’re walking the breathtaking Cornish coasts.
Taking that all into consideration, the choice in your coastal trail is down to your needs, stamina and curiosity (you may have to go off the grid).
Many of our beautiful sea views and coastal walks start of course at the beaches, this makes for great ‘beach hopping’ and town to town strolls, whilst enjoying the country side and fantastic vantage points that they bring you. With the salty sea breeze, wild heather and fields galore, you will be immersed by the sense of freedom and nature that surrounds you. With uninterrupted horizons and miles upon miles of sea views there really is nothing like it, escapism in the most liberating form.
The wildlife of Cornwall may greet you on your travels. This can vary from the cows grazing in the fields, rabbits hopping around the hedgerows or seals sunbathing on the inaccessible sands below. (The seals inhabit their own private beaches, that even we can’t reach unless travelling by boat and even then it would make for a dodgy entrance).
To make the most of your coastal exploration it is recommended to be prepared and pack yourself off with your favourite snacks for energy and of course.. fluids. With Cornwalls far and wide geography it may be a while until you come across a place to re fuel, but on the other hand you will find some of Cornwalls best kept secrets and rest spots on offer, with mind blowing views. However, with some extra organisation, a blanket is all you may want, in which case, the location, view and terrain is yours to decide for you perfect picnic.
For those of you sun seekers who want to find the best sunsets around, then the North coast of Cornwall is your mecca. With little to no light pollution depending on the area, and the summer sun, this only equates to sun set heaven and unrivalled star gazing. With a clear night it really makes for an outstanding viewing platform.
So on that note, please remember, “Take only photos and leave only footprints.”
Now enjoy the nature show that Cornwall has to offer. You won’t regret it.