South West Coast Path - Padstow to Penzance


Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 780.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Padstow / Penzance
> Distance: 107.5 miles (172 km)
> Duration: 7 to 11 days according to choice
> Availability: Year-round
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

South West Coast Path (Padstow to Penzance) Highlights

  • Walk one of the world's most beautiful coastlines
  • Visit Land’s End - the most westerly point on the English mainland 
  • Indulge yourself in the foodie paradise of Padstow
  • Experience the Minack Theatre - an astounding open-air theatre carved into a cliff
  • The artist's town of St Ives - home of The Tate 
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cornish Mining

The section of the South West Coast Path between Padstow and Penzance is one of the finest parts of the trail, and one of the most beautiful stretches of coastal walking in the British Isles.

The ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall has a long and fascinating history of mining, fishing, and smuggling - industries which have long since faded away, as Cornwall has reinvented itself as one of the most creative corners of Britain. Here, art galleries, museums and world-class restaurants sit alongside beautiful beaches and a spectacular coastline.

This unmissable section of the trail takes in secluded coastal villages, bustling surfing hotspots, the beautiful harbour towns of St Ives and Padstow, as well as Land’s End and the awe-inspiring Minack Theatre. 


Keen to find out more about this section of the South West Coast Path? Read our blog Capturing the Cornish Coast from Padstow to Penzance, or check out our photo album.