South West Coast Path

An epic walk along the coastline of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

3 to 12 nights
630 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £285 per person

About the trail

At 630 miles (1,008 km) in length, the South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest waymarked footpath – and the ultimate challenge for any long distance walker. The route curls around the entire peninsula of Devon and Cornwall, rounds the south-western tip of England at Land’s End, and follows the southern shore through the dramatic scenery of Dorset.

Although we provide some gentler itineraries, expect stiff climbs on jaw-dropping coastal trails; mile after mile of sea views; and plenty of pasties and cream teas enjoyed in quintessential Cornish towns.

So that you can pick your favourite area to walk, we have split the trail into ten sections.

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Scroll down to select your favourite leg of the trail.

We also offer a choice of short breaks along the path, as well as a circular walking holiday round the Land's End Peninsula, which you can find on the South West Coast Path Short Breaks page

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the South West Coast Path

“Very well organised thank you.”
Mr Hackett, UK
“Accommodation excellent- -BB owners could not have been more helpful. Luggage waiting for us when we arrived at each overnight stop. The overnight stays were clean - good size bedrooms with a large choice for breakfast each day.”
Mr Rawdin, UK
“It was a wonderful week. Everything was very nicely planned. Thank you.”
Ms Herter, Austria
“Spectacular scenery.”
Mr Collings, UK
“We really enjoyed it all.”
Mrs Locke, USA
“Enchanting in every way.”
Mr Hrafnkelsdottir, Iceland
“Very well organised, clear instructions and more than adequate information.”
Mr Hackett, UK
“We had a great time - generally excellent B&B's and flawless baggage transfer.”
Mrs Knowler, Canada
“Didn’t know what to expect on this holiday but it exceeded all of my expectations. This part of the Devon/Cornwall coastline is spectacular. It can be a tough walk but the views and the scenery are exceptional.”
Mr Madge, UK
"Near Gorran Haven" by Gesche Henningsen (2019)
"Trevaunance Cove" by David Hacket (2019)
"Poltesco Footbridge" by David Hackett (2019)
"Commemorative Boat at Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Just past Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Woody Bay and View to Crock Point" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Walking on Bolberry Down" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Esplanade at Weymouth" by David Keogh (2018)
"Common Lizard" by David Hackett (2019)
"Welcome to Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"View back to Hoist Point" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"On the Way to Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Porth Mear" by David Hackett (2019)
"Southern End of Fleet" by David Keogh (2018)
"Trevone Bay" by David Hackett (2019)
"Wild Meadow looking back at Exmouth" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Dartmouth Marina" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Chimney near Trewavas Head" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Slope between Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Lulworth Cove" by John Wilkins (2019)
"On the Way to Zennor" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Blackpool Sands" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Ocean View in Yearnor Wood" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Just before Porthcurno" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Between Porth and Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Coastal Scene near Loe Bar" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Newton Ferrers" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Just out of Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Porthleven" by David Conway (2018)
"Porth to Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Waymarker before Cape Cornwall" by David Hackett (2019)
"Prussia Cove" by David Conway (2018)
"Botallack Mine" by David Hackett (2019)
"St Michaels Mount" by David Conway (2018)
"Minack Theatre in Penzance" by Jinru Chen (2019)
"Wheal Prosper" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"St. Michaels Mount" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Between St Ives and Zennor" by Blais Bracheau (2018)
"View from the Castle at St. Michaels Mount" by Anne Hemingway (2017
"Between Pendeen Watch and Sennen Cove" by Anne Hemingway (2017)
"Bay at St. Ives" by Anne Hemingway (2017)
"Lizrd Lighthouse" by Cornelia Selzer (2017)
"Botallack Mines" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Minack Theatre" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Pendeen Watch" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Between Penzance and Porthleven" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"Enjoying a Rest" by Therese Larum (2017)
"Which Way Next?" by Therese Larum (2017)
"Boscastle to Bude" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Coffee Time" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"The Gannel" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Hartland Quay" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Constantine Bay" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Along the Path" by Therese Larum (2017)