South West Coast Path - Padstow to Penzance

Additional Days & Activities

We would be delighted to arrange additional accommodation for you along the South West Coast Path.

You may wish to plan a rest day or have an additional night at any of the locations along the route which offer activities or sightseeing opportunities, and we've made suggestions for some of our favourites below. Please request this when you make an enquiry.

Due to the difficulty of finding a one night stay in St Ives in high season, we strongly recommend adding additional nights in this location.

Padstow

  • Explore Prideaux Place - a fine example of a 16th century Elizabethan manor house
  • Enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Britain and dine at celebrity chef Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Take a boat trip from the picturesque harbour where you can spot seals, basking sharks, puffins and more

Newquay

  • Relax on one of Newquay’s gorgeous beaches
  • Try your hand at surfing at the famous surfing hotspot of Fistral Beach
  • Visit Newquay Zoo - set in lush sub-tropical garden and home to over 1,000 of the world's rarest and most exciting creatures

St Ives

  • Visit the world famous Tate Gallery
  • Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which gives a remarkable insight into one of the 20th century's most important sculptors
  • Learn more about the history of the area at the St Ives Museum. The exhibitions and collections reflect the fishing, railway, tourism and mining that have defined the town
  • Take a trip on the St Ives Bay Line - one of the most scenic railway journeys in England
  • Enjoy a pint in the historic Sloop Inn - one of England's oldest pubs dating back to 1312

Porthcurno

  • Visit the amazing open air Minack Theatre where you can enjoy watching a play overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Learn about the dawn of wireless science at the fascinating Telegraph Museum - the former global hub of cable communications

Penzance

  • Take a trip to St. Michael's Mount - a spectacular tidal island steeped in legend. Explore the medieval church and castle and explore the attractive little harbour and shops