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“One day I will finish it .........”

South West Coast Path National Trail
Ranked #23 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One day I will finish it .........”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have walked various sections of the SW Coastal Path over the years but keep returning to 're-do' favourite stretches. Some of it can be tough, other bits much easier, so plan your walk carefully, taking note of the cliffs and inlets. ...and wear boots.

Visited September 2012
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Covered St Ives to Penzance: Wonderful scenery, lovely coast and sea view”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We walked about half of the S W Coast Path in August this year (St Ives to Penzance). We chose to book with a local organisation so our accommodations were arranged.

This trail sure is amazing. It's a small path that leads you next to the high cliffs/ fickle rocks/ smashing waves/ pitoresque villages and beaches. The landscape is a mixture of color nuances: all kinds of blue and green in the water; yellow and purple herbs and flowers next to your feet. It's worth taking tons of pictures.
We saw some seals and even two basket sharks (near Sennen Cove).
The trail wasn't crowded at all so we really had the chance to enjoy the walking and the scenery.

There are some points though where you should watch your feet in order not to tumble down. Also, try wearing proper footwear. The trail can be heavy and not to be underestimated.

We will definetly come back to finish it. A friendly local told us the following: I was able to persuade my wife, so we moved here and it's one of the best decisions of our lives. Being able to go for a walk anytime we want on such a peculiar path, it suprises us every time.

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“windy!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

On a nice day I expect that this very long coastal path ( it takes a week to walk the whole of it) would be very nice. However in the height of summer it was still very windy and therefore rather cold.

Visited July 2012
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Paignton
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“you need to be fit ...”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

A beautiful path. I've walked several sections of it, particularly in the South Hams. You need to be fit, as there are hills galore! My favourite sections are the Brixham to Kingswear stretch (about 11 miles of isolated coast) and around the Salcombe Estuary area. Visit in the spring for wild flowers, and any time for fantastic views. Just be warned that there are long stretches with no toilets or cafes.

Visited October 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“best walk ever ...”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

the most beautiful walk anyone could ever take ... convenient, you just park up and walk ... not sure if this is the same one? Is it from the start of Stoke Beach to the tennis courts? If so, well recommended and will take a couple of hours ... well worth it ... brilliant time and well worth a sunday x

Visited November 2012
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