South West Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance

Walk this rugged and remote section of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall from St Ives to Penzance, via Land’s End. Be prepared for some exhilarating walking and follow the trail that hugs the coastline on its way down to Lands End which is the most westerly tip of the UK. 

Wild flowers on the cliff tops and turquoise seas with golden beaches dominate with fantastic views, plenty of birdlife and delicious seafood all to be found on this 40 mile stretch of coast path.

The bustling fishing village of St Ives is your start point, and you will also encounter small fishing communities, such as Sennen Cove, Mousehole and Porthcurno with its spectacular open air theatre situated right beside the sea.
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Hiking trail

St Ives to Zennor

Hiking trail Passing Zennor Head
9.8 km
3:30 h
287 m
187 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Pendeen
11.4 km
3:20 h
256 m
310 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Levant Mine
8.4 km
2:28 h
152 m
150 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

St Just to Sennen Cove

Hiking trail Approaching Sennen Cove
7 km
2:15 h
62 m
108 m
by Macs Adventure,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Land's End
10.5 km
3:15 h
141 m
94 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Porthcurno to Penzance

Hiking trail Penzance
18 km
7:00 h
247 m
289 m
by Callum Broad,  Macs Adventure