Coastal Paths

The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile-long trail of adventure and discovery, covering Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. There are plenty of opportunities to join the path across the Bay, making it even easier to discover hidden coves and beaches, take in stunning scenery and enjoy everything each village along the way has to offer.

The Lowdown - Coastal Paths

The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile-long trail of adventure and discovery, covering Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

There are plenty of opportunities to join the path across the Bay, making it even easier to discover hidden coves and beaches, take in stunning scenery and enjoy everything each village along the way has to offer.

Coastal Paths around St Austell

St Austell | Life in St Austell

Life in St Austell

The list of why we love being here is long, but it’s easy to forget just how lucky we are. And while economically speaking we traditionally trail cities anywhere north of the Tamar, we are definitely richer in plenty of other ways. It may be an obvious place to begin, but for good reason. No […]
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St Austell | Charlestown to Porthpean Beach

Charlestown to Porthpean Beach

A perfect walk all year round, although it can get muddy after bad weather, so sensible walking shoes are advised. Walk down through Charlestown towards the beach and pick up the South West Coast Path, signposted just after the Pier House Hotel and Restaurant. Continue along this path, up a steep hill. As you do, […]
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St Austell | South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

The path was originally created by coastguards patrolling the area for smugglers. It was then also used by fishermen looking for shoals of fish and checking the sea conditions. Today it is walked by millions of people wanting to discover new places and take in some spectacular views.
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St Austell | Coombe Farm to St Catherine’s Castle

Coombe Farm to St Catherine’s Castle

Make your way through green fields and woodland to enjoy spectacular coastal views and discover the historic St Catherine's castle perched on the edge of a cliff.
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