Summer is a great time to explore the coast when wildflowers are in bloom and nature is fully on display, from rare butterflies to basking sharks.

The Coast Path gives access to all that the region’s coastline has to offer and is by far the best way to experience it, away from the crowds. The views are spectacular atop a high cliff or grassy headland and the sense of freedom that we seek from a trip to the seaside is easy to achieve.

One of the joys of walking the Coast Path is stumbling upon a secluded beach and discovering you’ve got it all to yourself. There are a number of sandy bays and secret coves that can only be reached on foot and some of these are revealed in our selection of the best Summer Strolls along the South West Coast Path. Don’t forget to pack a sun hat.

Happy walking!

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North DevonNorth DevonSaunton Sands stroll

North CornwallNorth CornwallHarlyn Bay hike

West CornwallWest CornwallPorthcurno perambulation

South East CornwallSouth East CornwallSwanpool saunter

South DevonSouth DevonWembury wandering

East Devon & DorsetEast Devon & DorsetBurton Bradstock breath of fresh air

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Any business listed on this website or in our Guidebook is a Way Maker and helping us to look after this amazing trail. As well as helping to make your experience truly unforgettable! 

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