Walk - Constantine Bay to Mawgan Porth
7.0 miles (11.3 km)
Constantine Bay - PL28 8JJ 8JJ Mawgan Porth - TR8 4BA
Challenging - Mostly on a good path, but with a lot of ups and downs
A long walk, travelling high above a ragged rocky coastline where turquoise water washes onto golden sand and seabirds such as fulmar, razorbill and guillemot nest noisily on the cliffs. These rocks have been dramatically sculpted by the waves into islands and pillars. Smugglers' caves nestle among the stacks and arches, while the towering headlands above provided ideal sites for prehistoric promontory forts. The path borders tranquil farmland where the endangered corn bunting is making a comeback. This is a good walk in autumn, when the stubble in the clifftop fields provides rich pickings for the migrant pipits and buntings. If you are lucky you might spot a merlin hunting them overhead. Look out for seals around Trethias at low tide.
Take the bus back; or park in Mawgan Porth (SW849673) to catch the bus to Constantine Bay and walk back. For a shorter walk (a little over half the distance), stop at Porthcothan and take the bus back from there.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes beaches and a pub where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.