Walking the South West Coast Path

Do you love walking? The South West Coast Path is right on our doorstep and offers spectacular cliff-top walks. Pack a picnic or stop off at one of the lovely cafes or pubs that line the route, and strike out straight from Seashells.

For a lazy afternoon stroll, head to nearby Chapel Porth for ice-cream before meandering back along the beach on very low tides, exploring the rock pools (some of which are big enough to swim in) and sea caves as you go.

For something a bit more strenuous, head to the Atlantic at Porthreath to the west for lunch and perhaps a quick dip before heading back.

If you want a full day's walk, head for lovely Trevaunance Cove to the east, where you go right past the spectacular Towanroath engine house and can grab a bite to eat at the fantastic Driftwood Spas historic pub before heading back.  Keep an eye out for dolphins as you go - they are sometimes spotted on this stretch of the coast.

Or really go for it and head for Godrevy lighthouse to the west, where you can view the beach where the seals have made their home and enjoy a lovely meal at Godrevy beach cafe before catching a coastal bus back to Seashells.

Other stretches of the path in west Cornwall are easily reached by car and the coastal buses are a great way to get in a day's walk without having to go back on yourself.  We particularly recommend the stretch to the west of St Ives for wild, rugged beauty (quite strenuous with uneven ground) and the lovely Zennor Chapel Cafe, or the stretch between Sennen Cove and Land's End where you can gaze out over the wild Atlantic from the most westerly point of the mainland UK.  If you don't mind driving a bit further, the stretch around Lizard Point (the most southerly point of the mainland UK) is also magical, especially at sunset, and has the lovely little Lizard Cafe and a number of good pubs and restaurants in nearby Lizard Village.

All thoroughly enjoyable and a great way to stay fit. Win-win!