Spring is here! The bulbs have bloomed, skies are blue and the clocks have sprung forward into longer days and lighter evenings! It’s the perfect time for a stomp along the Cornish coast path and to explore the wonders of the Cornish North coast.
Spring is here!
We’ve tried and tested the ramble from Porth beach to Watergate Bay and highly recommend this for a beautiful spring stroll. A little over 2 miles the walk takes you alongside the North Atlantic Cornish coast, with plenty of wonders to see.
Once you’ve arrived in Porth and parked follow the pavement up and out of the bay towards Padstow, where you can pick up the coast path to Watergate Bay above Whipsiderry beach. The walk takes about 40 minutes or so, depending how many times you stop for photos and there are plenty of opportunities to do so along the way.
With vast views across the Atlantic Ocean to your left and Cornish countryside to your right, the view doesn’t disappoint during any part of the walk. Keep a look out for dolphins which frequent the coast all year round and watch seabirds wheeling above their clifftop nesting spots and skylarks singing above the fields.
As the path winds round the cliff, vibrant yellow gorse bushes appear lining the cliff edges, adding a beautiful contrast against the shades of blue and smelling faintly of tropical coconut at certain times of year.
At the peak of the walk expect panoramic views of the Atlantic reaching all the way up to the lighthouse at Trevose Head and the first glimpse of Watergate Bay’s two miles of golden sand.
The descent into the bay brings incredible views of the wide open bay, with surfers bobbing on the waves and walkers wandering across the sands at low tide.
The path is clearly marked out along the way and is sure enough to no need walking boots. It’s also the perfect distance to work up an appetite for a leisurely lunch with us at Fifteen Cornwall while you recuperate before heading back.