Walks in Cornwall

Cornwall has many miles of natural beauty to explore and Newquay is no exception. The town and the surrounding area has a stunning array of sights to be seen and the best way to experience it is on foot. The South West Coast Path runs around the town and beyond taking you past many of the highlights of Newquay as you meander around the cliffs near Watergate Bay or venture to the west towards the small and cosy village of Crantock with its increasingly popular beach.

If a woodland walk is more your thing then there are some lovely woodland areas within a 40 minute drive of Newquay.

We’ve a few recommendations below to help you on your journey…

Woodland Walk near Newquay

Venture out of Newquay on a woodland walk with your family and pooch. There are some beautiful woodland areas to explore within a 40 minute drive of Newquay.

If you want to venture outside of Newquay, one lovely woodland walk we would recommend is Cardinham Woods near Bodmin.

Cornwall is probably most famous its golden sandy beaches but why not head out of town a little to one of the nearby woodland areas. Let the dog run off the lead as you marvel at the vast wooded area around you. There are also cycle tracks for those wishing to go slightly faster.


The Cornish Way

If you want to experience Cornwall - Cycling is a great way to do it

The Cornish Way Cycle route

The alternative to the South West Cost Path is The Cornish Way which is aimed at cyclists as well as walkers. Its six routes run between Bude and Lands End, with a few detours on the way. As the crow flies, Newquay falls in the middle of these two towns and is a great place to rest and recuperate after a hard day on the road.

Please see further details of the Cornish Cycle Way below.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

Running 630 miles around the South West coast – The South West Coast Path covers it all really.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet afternoon stroll or fancy a more challenging hike, this coastal path has a plethora of routes that vary in ability. With the South West Coast path you can encounter a different section of the Cornish landscape around every next corner.

Along the way you will see the coast splatted with Culture, heritage and history that outlines Cornwall as one of the nation’s favourite holiday destinations.

Head over to the SWCP website for more tips and ideas to walking the South West Coast Path.

Pentire Headland and Fistral Beach.

Pentire Headland is a beautiful spot to sit back and enjoy the coast

Crantock Beach overlook at Pentire Headland is a great place to walk near Newquay.

Where better to start your walk than by the Gannel Estuary in Newquay.
After short drive up to Pentire Headland, where there is ample parking, you will see Crantock Beach to the West. From here you can take a short walk through the grass across the left side of the headland towards the furthest point which will give you stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

From here you can walk back along the opposite side of the mound back towards the car park, admiring the view to the other side where you’ll see Fistral Beach and even see a glimpse of Newquay’s infamous Huer’s Hut.