The Atlantic Line

Newquay on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast has recently been voted “one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns” in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey.

Newquay’s laid back charm, surfing beaches and nightlife is here for everyone to enjoy. From Newquay the Coast Path stretches out with stunning views everywhere you look! There are also deep prehistoric roots here with Trevelgue Head and Porth Island, caves of marble and a vast array of golden sandy beaches all within walking distance.

Here are a selection of walks from Newquay Station that will show you some of the delights that this area has to offer.

The Gannel

Distance - 3.1 miles Difficulty - Moderate

A walk along the bank of the River Gannel, to the south of Newquay, once a bustling waterway but now a tranquil creek where wading birds forage for worms in the mudflats and curlews call from the fields above. Gulls wheel overhead and oystercatchers pipe shrilly as they strut along the shoreline among the boats. 

Newquay's Twin Headlands

Distance-5 miles  Difficulty - Moderate

A walk around Newquay's fascinating shoreline, taking in the long sandy beaches with their Atlantic breakers which make it one of Britain's surf capitals, as well as its rocky headlands with their spectacular views out over Newquay Bay. People have lived here since prehistoric times, and there are some fascinating historical features en route.

Trevelgue Head

Distance - 5.1 miles  Difficulty - Moderate

A walk to one of the south west's major centres of prehistoric civilisation, where the cliffs are riddled with caves and old mine workings, with some spectacular effects. Visit Trevelgue Head at half-tide to catch the dramatic spouting of a blowhole. The route returns inland along ancient lanes and paths, climbing high above the coast to St Columb Minor. There are some short stretches of steep ascent and descent.