Cornwall is famous for its beautiful and impressive coastline, the longest in the United Kingdom and much of which is designated as 'An area of natural beauty' (AONB). The Cornish coast is punctuated by pretty fishing villages, many of which are still working today.
A wonderful walk along the Northern Cornish coastline awaits you on this 5 night holiday where you explore this magnificent coast between two of Cornwall's most famous summer get-aways, Padstow and Perranporth. You can really get to know the towns of Padstow and Newquay as you spend 3 nights in pretty Padstow and 2 nights in popular Newquay on this twin centre holiday with transfers included at the start and the end of the walks as required. Padstow is a charming and picturesque working fishing port, at the head of the Camel river and is well know for its fish restaurants and its connection to the TV chef Rick Stein. Perhaps take a vist to the Lobster Hatchery during your stay - it is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the European lobster in the local waters. Newquay is a thriving tourist town and is famous for its surfing beaches, there's plenty of shops and restaurants to visit during your stay here.
The walks takes in headland to cove and on to golden sands, the scenery changing as fast as the weather (well, it is Cornwall!). The shorter daily distances give plenty of time to soak up the views and the wild rocky coastline has to be seen to be believed. Keep your eyes peeled for the local sea life, especially the sea birds in abudance in this area. Watergate Bay, Bedruthan Steps, Holywell Bay and Newquay town beaches all add their atmosphere and charm to this great coastal walk.
Arrival in Padstow where you spend the next three nights
A short but rewarding circular walk and a fine introduction to the Cornish Coast Path. After traversing the estuarine beaches and calm blue waters at the mouth of the River Camel, the barren cliffs of Trevose Head provide a stark contrast, setting the tone for the wilder coast ahead before returning to Padstow via inland footpaths and country lanes
With six beaches, one mighty headland and numerous sandy coves, the chances that you will take all day to cover this short and incredibly beautiful section are high. It is an easy and pleasant walk but on a sunny day the temptation to enjoy the sand or dip your toes in the sea can be too much. From the calm and sheltered (not to mention curiously named) Mother Ivey's to the wild and surf battered Booby's Bay (Booby is a local name for the gannet), there is good variety to be found even on such a short walk. Transfers at the start and end of the day
High cliffs and striking headlands dominate this section of the North coast. After a transfer to Porthcothan, once again the dramatic scenery is softened at regular intervals by long (and popular) beaches. With a blend of interesting geology, archaeology and stunning views, this walk remains fascinating throughout. With two popular resorts; Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth en route, the beautiful and fascinating Bedruthan Steps, dozens of small islands and thousands of sea birds, the miles seem to slip by until you arrive at the ever-popular Newquay, your home for the next two nights.
Threading between two of Cornwall's busiest resorts, this walk takes you through some unexpectedly wild landscapes with magnificent views ahead to the west, and past some of the best beaches on the north Cornish coast. Transfer back to Newquay at the end of your walk.
During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.
NEARBY:Symply Padstow is an elegant Edwardian style house with it’s beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms with either views of the estuary or the sea. The breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the majestic rocks of the Cornish coastline, rolling cliffs and hills for miles and a postcard town right in the centre of it; Padstow is the best place to experience everything that’s best in Cornwall. Padstow, or Petroc Stow in the Doomsday Book means Petroc’s Place and is a treasure of the county of Cornwall. The greenery of the countryside surrounding it and the magnificent blue seas that cover the rocks gives Padstow one of the most striking views of the North Atlantic. The local friendly and proud people of Padstow have turned this town into a visitor’s hotspot and are always welcoming visitors. Symply Padstow waits for you to come and enjoy. The history of Padstow is long, varied and rich. While staying here be sure to learn of the Viking raids of the tenth century, driving out the local monks. Learn also of Padstow’s vital role in the colonising of the American continent, offering cheap passage to immigrants in vast timber vessels. Learn of the shipwrecks, the stories, the inspiration of poets, the generations of townspeople and Padstow’s very special place in a country that defines British maritime history
NEARBY:The hotel seamlessly blends elements of the original and the new creating a distinctive style and ambiance, with no children staying at the Carlton, our focus is on luxury, comfort and tranquility. A Charming late 19th Century period house wonderfully positioned in Newquay at Fistral Beach. The Carlton is a small private boutique style hotel with seven individually styled bedrooms offering bed and breakfast, two licensed lounges leading to an outside heated patio where you can relax and enjoy the evening ambiance.
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This 5 night self-guided walking holiday includes:
Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
Route directions and maps
Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking transfers as required
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Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.
This holiday does not include any flights or rail.