Walk - Pentire Point & The Rumps
5.1 miles (8.2 km)
Polzeath Beach Car Park - PL27 6TB Port Quin Cross
Moderate - The path is narrow and stony in places, and the weather can be a bit rough around the exposed headland. Choose between a short walk from the Pentire Farm car park a longer walk from Polzeath, catching the bus back, or make an even longer walk by continuing along the Coast Path to Port Isaac (see Port Isaac to Porteath walk).
This walk visits an Iron Age promontory fort and some Bronze Age burial mounds, also featuring a famous wartime poem and a breathtaking sandy cove surrounded by gorse and woodland, with a rocky archway to a collapsed seacave. There are spectacular views out over Padstow Bay and beyond, as well as a puffin island and volcanic pillow lavas.
Start the walk at Polzeath or at Pentire Farm.