West Cornwall Coast
Whether you live in Cornwall or you are on holiday, the South West Coat Path offers 630 miles of beautiful walks.
There are endless options, from challenging hikes to casual strolls, walks leading to fantastic pubs or to dog friendly beaches, the South West Coast Path has it covered! In this series of blogs, we explore a few of our favourite walks.
This rugged coastline is abundant with dramatic views, historic sites and sandy beaches.
The walk starts at the beaming Pendeen Lighthouse, passing one of Cornwall’s oldest mines, Lelant Mine and Beam Engine (which is open to the public).
Continuing along this old mining district you reach the prominent engine houses of the old tin and copper Botallack Mine. On a clear day, from here you can see the outlines of the Isles of Scilly.
The path then leads you to England’s only cape, Cape Cornwall with the famous Brisons Rocks or “General de Gaulle in his bath” as they are also known.
Next look out for Ballowall Barrow, a Bronze Age tomb and one of the largest and most complex of the prehistoric funerary monuments.
You then pass Gwynver Beach, a quiet and beautiful sandy beach loved by surfers.
The walk ends in Sennen which has numerous shops to explore and a long stretch of golden sandy beach to relax on.