Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Cornwall

5th March 2020

Feel Happy

Simply getting outside can boost your mood. Breathe in the fresh sea air and take in your surroundings. Being immersed in nature helps to lift the spirits; even the sight of the sea has been shown to have a calming effect, putting problems into perspective. So a walk along Cornwall’s beautiful coastline can help you to feel happy! 

Get Healthy

Get your heart pumping and muscles working with a good stomp along countryside lanes or coastal paths. Walking is fab for increasing fitness without needing to go to the gym or an exercise class: enjoy getting active and reaching your step count goal without even realising it!

Take your Time

When you’re walking there’s time to properly take in the scenery and surroundings - you can literally stop to smell the flowers! Notice the landscape, listen to the birdsong, and take your time to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.

Coastal Walks from Perranporth

The 630 mile South West Coast Path is the longest stretch of coastal path in England. With its rugged cliffs, tin mines, heritage sites, diverse wildlife, interesting geology and spectacular scenery, it offers a wonderful way to explore the stunning coastline surrounding Perranporth and the local areas.


To access the South West Coast Path heading north, walk along Perranporth Beach past the Watering Hole pub. Climb the steps up into the dunes and pick up the coast path to Holywell Bay. 

To Holywell Bay, 4.5 miles

A glorious beach, Holywell Bay boasts impressive sand dunes, a shallow river, the striking Gull Rocks, and an old shipwreck that can be seen at low tide.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach is the small village of Holywell which offers a couple of cosy pubs with great beer gardens for the summer and warming open fires for winter walkers.

To Crantock, 8.5 miles

A wide spectacular beach with golden sands, towering sand dunes, Atlantic surf and the protected Gannel Estuary. At low tide the sandy riverbed of the Gannel is a great place to explore rock pools, wooded inlets and creeks. A further five minutes up the road the picturesque village of Crantock has a small general store, coffee shop and a couple of quaint pubs for food and refreshments.

To Newquay, 12.5 miles

This bustling, lively coastal town offers an abundance of pubs, restaurants, shops, numerous superb beaches, rugged headlands, working harbour and world-renowned surf.


To access the South West Coast Path from Perranporth heading south, walk up Cliff Road behind The Seiners pub. At the top of the hill pause for a moment at the sundial to take in the glorious view of Perranporth beach before continuing up, behind Droskyn Castle, to the Youth Hostel where the Coast Path can be picked up towards St Agnes.

To St Agnes, 3.6 miles

A stunning walk along the cliff top, the coast path then descends down into picturesque and sheltered Trevaunance Cove with its clear water, rock pools to explore and great waves to surf. A pub, restaurant, café and gallery are all near the beachfront. A 15-minute walk up through the valley leads to the vibrant village of St Agnes with numerous pubs, eateries and independent shops.

To Chapel Porth, 6.9 miles

A beautiful walk through St Agnes and up to the top of St Agnes Beacon, which offers outstanding views across coast and countryside. Hike to the striking remains of Wheal Coates engine house, perched on the edge of the cliff, and descend to the lovely little cove of Chapel Porth.

To Porthtowan, 7.6 miles

Set in a narrow winding valley, Porthtowan is surrounded by impressive granite cliffs offering breathtaking views of the Cornish coastline. The award-winning blue flag beach is overlooked by the popular Blue Bar pub and restaurant, a fantastic place from which to watch the sun set.

To Portreath, 12.4 miles

A pretty tourist town with a small harbour and lovely sandy beach, Portreath offers great surf, and a selection of pubs, cafés and shops. It’s also the starting point of the great mineral walk along the old tracks to Devoran on the South Coast.

Here's some of our properties near the Coast Path, mere moments from miles of stunning walks


A spacious and attractive dormer bungalow, occupying a peaceful location on a quiet lane, Tchiklos has beautiful countryside views across Perranporth. Dog friendly and sleeps eight guests.

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Perfect for a couple or for single occupancy, Spindrift is 10 minutes' walk from Perranporth's shops, restaurants, coast path and three-mile sandy beach.  Dog friendly, sleeps two guests.

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Situated at the top of Perranporth with beautiful countryside views from its elevated position and less than five minutes' walk to the coast path and only 10 minutes' walk down the hill (longer coming back up!) to the beach. Dog friendly and sleeps eight guests. 

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A comfortable bungalow  located in a quiet cul-de-sac, just a few minutes' walk from the coast path and ten minutes' downhill walk to Perranporth's huge sandy beach and vibrant village. Dog friendly and sleeps six guests.

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A well-presented detached dormer bungalow within 500 metres of the coast path and beach at Trevaunance Cove in picturesque St Agnes. Dog friendly and sleeps nine guests.

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Droskyn Castle

Choose from our three properties located in this former Edwardian hotel, tucked away behind the coast path and overlooking Perranporth beach. All sleep four guests, with one apartment welcoming dogs. 

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Droskyn Villa 7

Located on the cliffside in Perranporth, a second floor apartment enjoying panoramic sea views from most rooms and the coast path on the doorstep! Sleeps six guests.

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Tregundy Cottage

A fantastic stone cottage, occupying a commanding position on the cliff, Tregundy Cottage enjoys panoramic views across the beach from most rooms and the first floor roof terrace. 

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Browse our full range of holiday homes here or call our friendly team on 01872 572971 and we'll find your perfect self-catering holiday accommodation in Cornwall.

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