These are our top five walks in and around Padstow and North Cornwall and can be walked at any time of the year.
1. Padstow Harbour to Harlyn Bay – 6.9miles
This is perfect in autumn when the dramatic coastal views are at their best. A challenging walk at times, this route is worth its occasional rugged terrain with highlights including a collapsed sea cave at Roundhole Point, sandy beaches and an opportunity to sea some great marine birds.
More details here: http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/74/
2. Rock to St Minver – 6.7miles
A charming walk which boasts panoramic views over the Camel Estuary and the beautiful long sandy beach from Rock to Daymer Bay. You’ll pass St Enodoc Church – the burial place of Sir John Betjamin. If that’s not enough, this walk also passes through the quaint village of St Minver, home to Sharp’s Brewery…where you can always grab a Doom Bar.
More details here: http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/rock_to_st_minver
3. Padstow to Harbour Cove – 3.1miles
A leisurely stroll that all the family can do. After enjoying Padstow’s idyllic harbour, take in views of the estuary from Tregirls and the golden beaches at Harbour Cove and St George’s Cove. You’ll also pass the impressive Elizabethan manor of Prideaux Place.
More details here: http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/padstow_to_harbour_cove
4. Bedruthan Steps – 6.2 miles
One of North Cornwall’s highlights, Bedruthan Steps and its sandy beaches are as good as it gets all year round. This walk is particularly good if you’re hoping to spot some iconic seabirds such as skylarks and kestrels. You’ll also pass through the delightful Mawgan Porth.
More details here: http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/bedruthan_steps
5.Padstow to Constantine – 10 miles
A lengthy walk that offers some of North Coast’s most stunning views. Starting in Padstow, you’ll get to enjoy Trevone, Mother Ivey’s and Haryln Bay Beaches after an initial stroll along the River Camel. Polzeath and Rock can be seen along the way and once you hit Trevose Head, the breath taking Constantine Beach is a short distance away.
This walk isn’t a circular but there is local transport that can get you back to Padstow: http://www.westerngreyhound.co.uk
More details here: http://www.explorethesouthwestcoastpath.co.uk/padstow2constantine.html