Cornwall is a walker’s dream - pathways undulate under tree canopies, there are beaches for miles and there is always a pub at the end of a trail to rest your feet and replenish energy.
Walking in Cornwall doesn’t have to be tough, and although there are giant cliffs to traverse, you can admire all that Cornwall has to offer by taking the easy route, too. Here are three of our favourite easy walks along the coast in Cornwall.
If you fancy getting all the way down to the most southerly point in mainland UK, head on over to the blustery and exposed Lizard Point.
Start your walk at the beautiful Kynance Cove with its turquoise seas, and head up the steps to the cliff top. The walk once you’re up is flat and easy, with views all the way out to the watery horizon.
Once you get to Lizard Point, you can either double back on yourself along the cliffs or do a circular walk back through the town and across field hedges back to Kynance and to your car.
There are several welcome cafes and pubs at either end of this walk where you can shelter from the wind if the weather isn’t playing ball and snack on delicious, homemade pasties or cakes.
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Whitsand Bay is an often overlooked stretch of the Cornish coast due to its proximity to Devon. But don’t let it’s location put you off!
The bay, which stretches all the way from Polperro to Maker Heights is a sight to be seen. Parts of this coastline can be tough, but starting at Wiggle carpark and ending at the chapel sticking out to sea on Rame Head is an easy and stunning ramble with views that stretch all down the south coast and north to Plymouth and Devon.
Stop for a picnic at Rame Head, or head back to your car and drive to Maker Heights for a healthy and fresh lunch at The Canteen, overlooking the pretty villages of Cawsand and Kingsand and the Yealm Estuary.
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The seafront from Newlyn to Penzance offers a lovely stroll next to the sea.
The promenade, which is Penzance’s defence against the sea, is the perfect place to stop for an ice-cream or a doze in the sun.
Newlyn Art Gallery, near the beginning of the walk is worth a visit, as is dining at the lido’s pool-side cafe.
If you fancy carrying on, the coast path carries on along Long Rock and Marazion beaches to St Michael’s Mount and the Godolphin Pub - this walk is flat, but will add another three miles onto your day. There are regular buses back to Newlyn from the bus stop outside the pub.
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