Walking in Cornwall can be as easy, varied or challenging as you like. Hundreds of miles of coast paths, moorland and oodles of beaches provide the perfect stomping grounds. Below are a great selection of beach walks near to St Ives…
This great stretch of quiet golden sands is perfect for a good walk or run. Walkable from St Ives (about 40 minutes) you can jump down the rocks at Hawkes Point or access via the dunes a little further along. We think it’s best at low tide, you’ll be able to look back to St Ives, over Hayle Estuary and all the way to Godrevy.
If you head back towards Lelant you can stop at Scarlet Wines or Birdies Bistro for a drink before catching the train back to St Ives.
Park in the National Trust Car Park and enjoy a walk along this huge stretch of beach. We recommend heading up to along the cliffs towards the light house, very nearby you can look down at a hidden cove that is inaccessible but so often full of basking seals. A beautiful sight.
The Godrevy Cafe in the car park is great for a spot of lunch or a hot chocolate.
PORTHMEOR & THE ISLAND
We like to do this as a gentle stroll in the evening as the sun is setting. Don’t forget the camera as you will be well poised for the best view of sun down, walk around and up to the top of The Island for the best views.
Porthmeor Cafe will serve you well for an ice cream, hot chocolate or coffee, depending on time of year.
A little drive out West to the tip of the land brings you to the fabulous Sennen Cove. A mile of beautiful golden sands and crystal clear waters await. Raw and energetic in winter to sunny and blue in winter, it’s changeable nature is all part of the attraction.
Plenty of parking, places to eat and space to roam make this a popular walk for those in the know.
Don’t miss… Spring Walks
Cornwall’s bluebells bloom earlier than the rest of the country. By mid-March they should be in full flow and we know some lovely woodland walks where you can see them.
Leading to secret coves or through historic woods our favourites are great at any time of year but spring time is rather special.