Cornwall Coast Path

Cornwall Coast Path, St Ives: Address, Cornwall Coast Path Reviews: 4.5/5

Cornwall Coast Path
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JTJD
United Kingdom719 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We walked parts of the coastal path in both directions from our base in St Ives.
The path toward Zennor could be a bit tricky & steep in parts & good walking boots are essential. Walking in the direction towards Carbis Bay was much easier underfoot.
Stunning views from the path, breathtaking.
Written October 18, 2021
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Kirsty C
Bristol, UK122 contributions
Sep 2021
We took the train from St Ives to St Erth and after a walk on the road, picked up the coast path and wandered back to St Ives. Lovely route, few hills (ughghghg), and a wander through Carbis Bay hotel.
Written September 27, 2021
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Alan W
United Kingdom63 contributions
May 2021
You won't forget these views in a hurry. And you come across little cafes along the way to sit in and watch the world go by while seriously considering relocating to Cornwall.
Written September 10, 2021
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paulanddonna weavers
Lincoln, UK96 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We took the coastal path from St Ives to Zennor and the Tinners Arms. Weather was OK. Cool for the walk. As experianced walkers we completed the 6 miles in 4 hours. We stopped for a chocalate brownie break and water. Great for photos. Saw seals at seal Island. The last 1/4 of the walk has alot of boulds on the path so care must be taken. Pub is open till 2030. Enjoy.
Written September 9, 2021
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vonireland
Cambridge, UK923 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I took the train from St Ives to Lelant (fabulous views) then ran back along the South West coastal path.
It was quite hilly, but what do you expect?
Some parts were covered by vegetation but otherwise a fantastic thing to do if you want some exercise while away.
Distance about 4 miles
Trail shoes recommended if it's been wet as there are some muddy bits.
Written August 12, 2021
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09robbins
Swanley, UK133 contributions
Jul 2021
Walk as far as you like, it goes all around Cornwall. We walked in both directions from St Ives. It's challenging in places so definitely wear suitable footwear.
Written July 10, 2021
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,365 contributions
Jun 2021
This is an easy walk although not much in the way of sea views. Amble though woods and tracks admiring the houses of the rich on the way. You follow both the coast and railway line before emerging at Porthminster Beach Cafe for a welcome drink (queues likely). To get to Carbis Bay take the train for £1 single.
Written June 25, 2021
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dunwomblin
Marlow, UK189 contributions
May 2021
Last week, we did the coastal path walk to Zennor from St Ives having last done it about 15 years ago. We knew that it wqs not an easy walk but it was definitely harder than we remembered. There was a lot of scrambling up & down over rocks and a couple times I had to resort to sitting down and jumping off boulders as they were too high and too slippery to just walk down. Guide books put it as 7 miles but our fitness watches recorded it at closer to 9.
All this being said, we really enjoyed it and were pleased to have completed it. The views were amazing as we had glorious weather - I would not recommend it in bad weather as, not only would the views be lost, but also the rocks would be way too slippery.
When we got to Zennor we had a lovely lunch in the garden of The Tinners Arms and headed back on the alternative 'field' footpath which was much shorter (about 4.5/5 miles). The only issue with this was that, already having very weary legs, the very high stiles at the end of each and every field became tiresome on the knees.
Enjoy the walk but don't go into it thinking it's just a stroll along the coast.
Written May 21, 2021
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK896 contributions
Oct 2020
With lots of overnight rain, some parts of the coastal path between St Ives and Hayle were incredibly muddy, but the views more than make up for the inconvenience of claggy footwear, and the workout gained justified the inevitable cream tea later that day!
Written November 10, 2020
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK3,740 contributions
Oct 2020
Extremely windy when we visited but worth it for the views and the seal that was getting battered around in the waves!
Written October 16, 2020
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