Online Resources

Online maps

On the main National Trails website, there is a great tool for finding maps of the Coast Path and it can be used to work out distances and plan routes. 

Online videos 

There are a number of videos on our youtube channel which give a great introduction to the Coast Path. Visit: for more details.

General introduction:

Introduction to different sections the Coast Path (aimed at tourists):

Timeless Coast: Seatown, Dorset – Beer, Devon including Charmouth and Lyme Regis)

Wilderness Coast: Minehead, Somerset – Combe Martin, Devon including Porlock and Lynton

Seafood Coast: Dartmouth, Devon – Babbacombe, Devon (including Torquay and Brixham)

Nautical Coast: Plymouth, Devon – Dartmouth, Devon (including Noss Mayo , Bigbury and Slapton)

Coast of legends: Clovelly, Devon – Tintagel, Cornwall (including Hartland and Bude)

Wildwest Coast: Mounts Bay, Cornwall – St. Ives, Cornwall (including Lands End, Porthcurno and Geevor Tinmine)

A few from our partner, the National Trust: 

Poet Dr. John Cooper Clark discussing the sea as inspiration for poetry

National Trust and the South West Coast 

A great selection of sea shanties can be found here. These songs are vocal only (no moving images) and Song 3 ‘Don’t forget your old shipmate’ mentions Plymouth Sound.