South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives

Walk along Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast from the charming seaside town of Padstow to bustling St Ives on the South West Coast Path. Golden beaches, picturesque fishing villages, wild seas crashing and secluded coves are all features of this wonderful week of walking. 

As you walk south you'll discover estuaries full of fauna and flora, and some of the UK’s best beaches.  Relish each overnight stop, all of which are highlights. By the time you arrive in St Ives, the most famous of Cornwall’s holiday towns, you will want to turn around and do it all over again.
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Hiking trail

Padstow to Porthcothan

Hiking trail Padstow Harbour
2017-12-06
moderate
21 km
6:00 h
145 m
137 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Bedruthan Steps
2017-12-06
easy
7 km
2:15 h
85 m
79 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Mawgan Porth
2017-12-06
moderate
9.6 km
3:00 h
162 m
144 m
by Macs Adventure,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Newquay to Perranporth

Hiking trail Fistral Beach
2017-12-06
moderate
18.2 km
5:15 h
123 m
166 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Perranporth
2017-12-06
difficult
18.5 km
6:00 h
409 m
452 m
( 1 )
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Portreath to Hayle

Hiking trail Portreath
2017-12-06
moderate
19.5 km
6:00 h
203 m
200 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Hayle to St Ives

Hiking trail Beach at St Ives
2017-12-06
easy
9.5 km
3:00 h
106 m
90 m
( 1 )
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure