Spring time walk – Cornwall’s coastal path
One of my favourite pastimes is to go walking along Cornwall’s coastal path. Since living in the Duchy, I have discovered a new love and desire for walking, and I really enjoy exploring the beaches and cliff top trails. I especially love the winter and springtime in Cornwall as most beaches are totally empty, so it’s pretty special being able to get them all to yourself.
I have walked the same routes around Newquay many times now, however I could never get bored of the mind-blowing views. Even now I still have to pinch myself because I can’t believe how lucky I am to have all this on my doorstep. I feel so grateful that I live in such a beautiful part of the world.
During my spare time when there are no waves, I try and explore a new section of the coastal path. Part of it for my new love of walking, and part of it is to look for new potential surf spots…as if they all haven’t been found already!
Recently my husband and I walked from Mawgan Porth to Park Head, which was about a three mile round trip. This stretch of coastline is absolutely stunning. Along the way you walk pass the iconic Bedruthan Steps, with sea stacks stretching along the beach below. The abundance of bright yellow gorse and the spring coastal wildflowers, married with the rugged rocks and the bright aqua sea makes this walk spectacular.
After the walk we really fancied kicking back to enjoy the ocean views for a little longer. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes near this stretch of coast, however we decided to go back to Watergate Bay and check out the Beach Hut’s new conservatory. It was a great choice because the new space enables you to feel like you are outside and yet still be warm…the Moules Marinieres were also excellent, even if a little pricey!
For more details on Cornwall’s coastal path you can check out South West Coastal Path website, or there are various other websites that include more information and the different routes you can take.
So go on, get out there and start exploring!