Walk - Cubert

4.5 miles (7.3 km)

West Pentire Car Park - TR8 5SA West Pentire Car Park

Moderate - Some short steep slopes and steps on the coast path. Beware of cliff edges. Stout footware advised.

The coastline just south of Newquay is incredibly varied with fantastic displays of arable flora in summer. At West Pentire see whole fields scarlet with poppies and other rare meadow plants. There is also lots of sandy grassland, rich in wildflowers like cowslip and pyramidal orchid. The dunes behind Holywell Bay (which is dog-friendly throughout the year), are the home for hundreds of different insects and great for bug hunting. This is truly a walk for all seasons ... visit in autumn for a privileged view of grey seal pups and winter to find migrant birds in the fields.

The National Trust have produced a leaflet for this walk giving directions, along with information on the geology and history of the area.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay Holiday Park

Whether you want peaceful relaxation or family fun, you’ll find it all here. Located just 10 minutes stroll from the beach.

Trevornick Holiday Park

Trevornick offers a range of 5* accommodation from camping to luxury lodges, onsite restaurant/cafe and bar, entertainment, golf courses, fishing, swimming pool and more.

Pentire Hotel Ltd

•Award-winning breakfasts and 75 rooms, some with Fistral Bay views. Relax in our indoor pool. Enjoy a drink with dinner. Some rooms are dog-friendly, so all welcome!

Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach Holiday Park

Overlooking the sea, the caravan park is just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, the Path and the village of Crantock. A fantastic location with brilliant facilities.

Fistral Studio

Minutes from the SWCP section Crantock across the Gannel Estuary to Newquay, Fistral Studio is a self catering chalet with shower room, parking and a private garden.

Blue Room Hostel Newquay

Hostel located near Grear Western Beach. Great access to the Gannel and/ or coast to Padstow. Dorm beds or double rooms.

Porth Sands Penthouse

Porth Sands Penthouse is a beautiful romantic beach apartment, situated right on Porth Beach in Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, with stunning views across the bay

Coastal Valley Camp and Crafts

Gold award winning rustic family eco campsite. Woodfired Horsebox catering Food and Cocktail barn. Holistic yurt. Topped off with Platinium awarded toilet and showers

You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Bowgie Inn Ltd

With unrivalled sea views, lots of seating inside & out, The Bowgie Inn & the surrounding area is the perfect place to explore all year round!

The Garden Cafe

Great coffee, cakes, traditional Cornish cream teas & light lunches in award-winning gardens

Beach Box, Morgan Porth

situated by the beach, we welcome you year-round with locally-made food and drinks from our St Minver prep kitchen. Enjoy a variety of options indoors or outdoors with stunning views. We offer vegan and GF options. so, come and say hi.

Jampen Cafe Newquay Football Golf

Licensed on the cliff Cafe on Trevelgue Head. Surrounded by beaches. Beach huts also available from £10.00 per day. We also have football and crazy golf for the energetic

What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre

We are dedicated to both the promotion of Newquay and to help you make the most of your visit to Newquay and Cornwall! Open 7days a week.

Saunassa

Nordic Spa - Wood-fired Sauna, wood-fired hot tubs and cold baths, changing facilities. Open Tuesday - Sunday

Paul David Smith Photography Courses

Improve your photography whilst taking in some of Cornwall's best views with Paul's range of photography courses.

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Route Description

  1. Start at the car park in West Pentire and walk north on a path towards the coast, with wildflower fields on your left in summer.
  2. Take the left at the junction of two paths, then the next right along the edge of a field. At the end of this field take the left-hand path, then the right one, so that you are exactly on the edge of the coast, following it around to the left, away from West Pentire.
  3. Look out for fulmar – birds that look superficially like gulls, but are in fact petrels. They nest around this area of the coast, laying a single white egg on bare rock or lined shallow depressions. Keep following the coastal path also looking out for buzzards inland. The shortcut back to the car park is a left-hand path at the point of Porth Joke (sands), which goes back across the fields.
  4. Have a look at the Iron Age fort on your right then continue following the coast, which loops around the sand dunes of HolywellBeach.
  5. The path then heads directly inland off the beach. Follow it straight across the junction, then downhill to another fourway junction, taking the left-hand path.
  6. Carry straight on turning left at the track, then further on keeping right past the disused quarry.
  7. Follow the fork forward then take the next small path on the left. Follow the track uphill past another disused  quarry on the right and along the fields back to the car park.

Public transport

Newquay train station is 5½ miles away. For details visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

Parking

Car Park at West Pentire (Postcode for Sat Navs: TR8 5SA).

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