The Celtic kingdom of Cornwall is blessed with stunning southwestern coastlines, quiet sandy coves and picture-postcard fishing villages, making it the perfect destination to explore on foot. Enjoy exploring the spectacular north and south coast on a holiday in Cornwall, from discovering hidden stretches of white sands to charming Georgian harbours and pastel-coloured medieval fishing towns with pubs serving up locally brewed beers and your favourite pub classics.
On our Walking in Cornwall trip, enjoy peaceful strolls along the beautiful beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay, and carry on towards Stepper Point, for awe-inspiring ocean views, where Peregrine Falcons sore overhead. With visits to the Fowey Estuary, Restormel Castle and the charming Lost Gardens of Heligan, you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop along the way to taste excellent seafood and traditional Cornish fare in cosy local pubs.
For coastal walks in Cornwall, nothing beats our Walking the Lizard Peninsula holiday. Take your time exploring the stunning Lizard Peninsula, most of which is designated as one of England's Areas of Natural Beauty (AONB). Beginning in Marazion, where the cobbled causeway over to St Michael's Mount crosses a sandy beach. Along this route, you will visit the Mullion Cove, Kennack Sands and the picture-perfect Kynance Cove, heading towards the wild serpentine cliffs of the Lizard, known as the most southerly tip of mainland Great Britain, before ending your adventure in the traditional fishing village of Coverack. If you're looking to head inland to hidden coves where you can spot the local seabirds in Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps, then our Walking Cornwall's North Coast Padstow to Perranporth is the best option for bird watching on a relaxing summer getaway.
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A 5 night self guided walk along the Northern Cornish coastline, explore this magnificent coast between two of Cornwall's most famous summer get-aways, Padstow and Perranporth, spending 3 nights in pretty Padstow and 2 nights in popular Newquay. From headland to cove and on to golden sands, the scenery changes as fast as the weather. The shorter daily distances give plenty of time soak up the views and the wild rocky coastline has to be seen to be believed. Bedruthan Steps and Holywell Bay, Newquay town beaches all add their atmosphere and charm to this great walk.
A 6 night self guided holiday including Lands End; the most westerly tip of mainland UK. Exploring pretty fishing villages such as picturesque St Ives and beautiful Mousehole and featuring the wonderful coastal path each day.
A 5-night self-guided, twin centre walking holiday staying in Portleven and Mullion with transfers to the starts and end of the walks. Taking in the famed cobbled causeway of St Michael's Mount to the wild serpentine cliffs of Lizard, this is an invigorating and unforgettable walk. Experience the culinary delights of Porthleven, the magnificent views of Mullion and Kynance and the booming fog horn of Lizard lighthouse.
A 7 night self guided holiday twin centre holiday including Lands End; the most westerly tip of mainland UK. Exploring pretty fishing villages such as picturesque St Ives where you stay for 3 nights and beautiful Mousehole and featuring the wonderful coastal path each day. Stay 4 nights in the historic harbour town of Penzance.