Key information

If you’re planning a walk on the South West Coast Path, click on the buttons for information we think you may find useful.

You can access the Coast Path from coastal towns and villages or nearby beach car parks. Simply keep the sea on one side and follow the acorn! However, there are occasions when it’s useful to know the latest news relating to the Coast Path, such as times of tides and ferry crossings, or if the path has been diverted due to cliff falls.

The Distance Calculator is for those that want to tailor make their own itineraries and if you’re planning to walk the Coast Path with your dog, you’ll find advice to keep them happy & safe on the page dedicated to Dogs on the Coast Path.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for elsewhere on the website, other people may have had the same problem so have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, try the search tool, post your question on Facebook or send us an email.


Distance CalculatorDistance CalculatorAre we there yet?

Route ChangesRoute ChangesCheck your guidebook is up to date

Estuaries & FerriesEstuaries & FerriesNo need to get your boots wet

Military Training AreasMilitary Training AreasCheck when it's safe to walk

Dogs on the Coast PathDogs on the Coast PathOne man and his ...

630 Mile Experience630 Mile ExperienceAdvice and each day's walk described

Safety AdviceSafety AdviceTake Care!

Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked QuestionsThe "it won't go anywhere else page"