United Kingdom : Cornwall

Walking Cornwall's North coast Padstow to Perranporth

Trip code: W05PP

Self-guided walking

5 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

10.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Based in the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow, well known in the foodie community and the bustling resort of Newquay
  • Spectacular views of the magnificent North coast of Cornwall with its wild rocky coastline featuring headlands, coves and golden sands
  • Flora and fauna to delight, watch out for the sea birds including the Booby (local name for the Gannet)

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers as required

TRIP DESCRIPTION

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 known for its fish restaurants and its connection to the TV chef Rick Stein. Perhaps take a visit 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 abundance in this area. Watergate Bay, Bedruthan Steps, Holywell Bay and Newquay town beaches all add their atmosphere and charm to this great coastal walk.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Padstow

Arrive in Padstow. The fishing village of Padstow, with its picturesque harbour and dramatic coastline, is famed for the quality of its restaurants and cafes - even its fish and chip shops! There will be ample time to try a few of them out during your three night stay here

You stay at The Old Custom House.

hotel details

The Old Custom House, Padstow

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


The Old Custom House overlooks the harbour in Padstow and offers light and elegant bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Fresh, local fish and seafood are served in the stylish restaurant and the large, traditional bar serves hearty pub food and local real ales.

Day 2: Padstow to Trevone Circular Walk (12km/7.5mi)

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

You stay at The Old Custom House.

hotel details

The Old Custom House, Padstow

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


The Old Custom House overlooks the harbour in Padstow and offers light and elegant bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Fresh, local fish and seafood are served in the stylish restaurant and the large, traditional bar serves hearty pub food and local real ales.

Day 3: Trevone to Porthcothan (13km/8.1mi)

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

You stay at The Old Custom House.

hotel details

The Old Custom House, Padstow

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


The Old Custom House overlooks the harbour in Padstow and offers light and elegant bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Fresh, local fish and seafood are served in the stylish restaurant and the large, traditional bar serves hearty pub food and local real ales.

Day 4: Porthcothan to Newquay (17km/10.6mi)

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.

You stay at The Esplanade Hotel.

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

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Hairdryer
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Minibar
Tea/coffee


Overlooking the iconic Fistral Beach, the contemporary 4-star Esplanade Hotel boats magnificent coastal views. Facilities include heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and cinema. Breakfast is served in the laid-back Cove Restaurant from which you can admire the impressive backdrop of panoramic sea views.

Day 5: Newquay to Perranporth (20km/12.4mi)

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.

You stay at The Esplanade Hotel.

hotel details

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Tea/coffee


Overlooking the iconic Fistral Beach, the contemporary 4-star Esplanade Hotel boats magnificent coastal views. Facilities include heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and cinema. Breakfast is served in the laid-back Cove Restaurant from which you can admire the impressive backdrop of panoramic sea views.

Day 6: Leave Newquay

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £230.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £230.

TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

This holiday does not include any flights or rail

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Very good service. Daily updates on progess. Booking was completed quickly and to a high standard.

15 Jun 2024

Andrew is very helpful and professional! He even replied to me on his day off! Above and beyond!

Sarah Neville, 30 Apr 2024

Very helpful and knowledgeable lady assisting me. No pressure and responded as promised. So far so good.

26 Oct 2023

Megan was really helpful, patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The holiday we are looking at (cycling in Puglia) looks very exciting and we are now keeping everything crossed that the hotel bookings work out. Fingers and toes crossed!

Elizabeth Douglas, 1 Aug 2023


Self-guided walking

5 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

10.0Kg CO2e

5 nights from £1139

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Call: 01606 720199

 

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