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Port Isaac to Padstow

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The start of this section is one of the toughest on the entire South West Coast Path. Pass beaches and coves on a relatively quiet sliver of coast before coming to Padstow Bay. 
moderate
Distance 18.9 km
6:00 h
299 m
318 m
68 m
2 m
Small valleys mark your way for your final section before hopping aboard the ferry to cross the Doom Bar. Celebrate your trips end by sampling the cuisine at Rick Stein’s highly rated seafood restaurant.
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Callum Broad
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
68 m
Lowest point
2 m
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Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)WHO1

WES(SWCP)WHO2

WES(SWCP)WHO3

Start

Port Isaac (20 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 99656 80901
DD
50.593377, -4.831959
DMS
50°35'36.2"N 4°49'55.1"W
UTM
30U 370336 5606210
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Destination

Padstow Rock Ferry

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 99656 80901
DD
50.593377, -4.831959
DMS
50°35'36.2"N 4°49'55.1"W
UTM
30U 370336 5606210
w3w 
///slogans.punks.drifters
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
299 m
Descent
318 m
Highest point
68 m
Lowest point
2 m
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