Walk - Padstow to Harlyn Bay
6.9 miles (11.1 km)
Padstow Harbour - PL28 8AF Harlyn Bay
Challenging - The first mile, out to Gun Point, is suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, and can be followed in reverse for the return journey. After Gun Point the route becomes more challenging and rugged.
A long walk, on mostly level terrain, although the route becomes more challenging and rugged after Gun Point. The dramatic coastline around Stepper Point includes an enormous collapsed sea cave at Roundhole Point, and it is a good walk for older children who can do the distance, passing several sandy beaches as well as smugglers' caves. A good walk on a windy day in autumn, when flocks of kittiwakes and terns fly past on their way south and gannets can be spotted offshore.
It is a fine walk for dogs too, as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
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