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.

Smarties Surf Lodge

We offer a personable and comfortable stay, situated in a quiet street, perfect for relaxing after a long day walking. Our selection of double, triple and bunk rooms are mostly en-suite.

The Three Tees Hotel

Family run licensed hotel, off street parking. Situated in quiet Lusty Glaze area of Newquay. Short walk from Coast Path and town centre.

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!

C-Bay Cafe

Dog friendly Cafe with beautiful views sitting on the Coast Path at West Pentire Head. Also offer Self-Catering Crantock Bay Apartments

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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