South West Coast Path (Crackington Haven to Perranporth)
Total distance covered; 68 miles (109kms)
6 days walking, based in Newquay
Newquay, our base for this section of the South West Coast Path, from Crackington Haven to Perranporth, is a major tourist destination on the North Cornwall coast.
During medieval times Newquay grew up as a small fishing village, but expanded during the 18th century as it also began to support a thriving tin mining industry. The stone harbour which one sees today was built in 1800. During the Victorian era the arrival of the railway saw Newquay expand as a family holiday destination. More recently the long sandy beaches have established Newquay as the surf capital of Cornwall, and a venue for a round of the world surfing championships. Newquay has a zoo, an aquarium and two small theme parks.
Newquay has a range of services, including restaurants, inns and takeaways which serve food in the evening. It also has a number of shops where one can purchase the makings of a packed lunch.
The daily meeting point in Newquay is beside the telephone kiosks on Trebarwith Crescent, opposite Franky & Benny's Restaurant.
Accommodation; There is a wide range of accommodation in Newquay and details can be found on the following websites:
Alternatively, an accommodation guide can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Newquay, whose contact details are as follows:
Newquay Tourist Information Centre, Marcus Hill, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1BD.
Telephone: 01637 838516
How to reach Newquay by public transport; Newquay has its own railway station which is on a small branch line from Par. Par is on the main West Country line from London Paddington to Penzance.
General information on Cornwall and the South West Coast Path can be found on the following websites:
Holiday Options 2021
Day 1: Crackington Haven to Tintagel 11 miles (18kms)
Day 2: Tintagel to Port Isaac 9 miles (14kms)
Day 3: Port Isaac to Padstow 12 miles (19kms)
Day 4: Padstow to Treyarnon 11 miles (18kms)
Day 5: Treyarnon to Newquay 12 miles (19kms)
Day 6: Newquay to Perranporth 13 miles (21kms)
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