South West Coast Path
Southern section of Cornwall's Atlantic Coast
Padstow to St. Ives.
65 miles/ 105 km

Walking the southern section of 
Cornwall's Atlantic coast on the South West Coast Path
Starting in the coastal Town of Padstow and finishing in the the artistic coastal Town of St Ives. 
Itinerary for 7 nights below. 

The mileage shown below is from where the South West Coastal path starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. Due to the rural nature of the walk, there are times when it is not possible to find accommodation in walking distance from the path.  You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation, unless otherwise informed.  On the occasions where a (T) has been placed on the itinerary, a transfer from the path will be provided as part of your holiday.  This will either be provided by taxi service or by your host.  You will then be returned to the path the following morning to continue your walk.  When an (L) has been used, there is limited accommodation.  You may need a transfer at this location.  Further transfers not listed, may be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy or the accommodations close to the path being already fully booked.   This will be discussed with you at the time of booking your accommodation. 

There are the occasional opportunities to use small ferry crossings long the South West Coast path route.  This will reduce your mileage during the day.  The cost for using the ferry is not included in your walking holiday but they provide a valuable service to visitors and locals alike. Offering a relaxing break to your days walking.  You will find one of these crossings just outside Newquay at Crantock beach.

If you have any questions, please contact us here at Embark walking holidays - we are happy to help.  

Coast path running by the sea at St Agnes and Chapel Port

SWCPSAC7 7 Nights, 6 Days

This route is classed as challenging

Holiday Code SWCPSAC7

7 Nights and 6 Days

Price per person ( based on two sharing) 


Arrival Day: Padstow (Your start point)

    Walk Day 1: Padstow to Porthcothan(T)

    14 miles / 23 km

    Walk Day 2: (T)Porthcothan to Newquay

    11 miles / 18 km

    Walk Day 3: Newquay to Perranporth

    11 miles / 18 km

    Walk Day 4: Perranporth to Portreath

    12 miles / 19 km

    Walk Day 5: Portreath to Gwithian(T)

    9 miles / 14 km

    Walk Day 6: (T)Gwithian to St Ives

    9 miles / 14 km

    Departure Day: St Ives (Your finish point)


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