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.