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.

Treago Farm Caravan & Camping Site

Small family run farm site, just off West Pentire Headland, with footpaths to Coast Path. Open from Easter to 1st Oct. Modern washroom facilities, laundry & well stocked shop and takeaway.

White Horses B&B and APT

Est: 1987, White-horses B & B & apartment is a 8 minute walk from the coast path, All rooms are en-suite with panoramic sea, countryside and Perranporth village views.

Newperran Holiday Park

One of Cornwall's top rated caravan sites. Also glamping pods and touring pitches. Set in beautiful rolling fields, a short hop from Newquay beaches.

Newquay Bay Resort

Set in a peaceful valley just 2 miles from Newquay & within walking distance of Porth Beach. Includes indoor.outdoor pools & spa.

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.

Newquay Zoo

Get close to over1000 rare & endangered animals in 13 acres of tropical gardens. Run wild and release your inner animal.

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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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