South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

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

3 to 12 nights
630 miles
Easy to Demanding / Strenuous

From £335 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 (or string together several!) we have split the South West Coast Path into ten stages.

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Scroll down to select a walking holiday covering your favourite stage.

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

“Weather was glorious and scenery very beautiful. All went very smoothly.”
Mrs Horrocks, UK
“Very well organised thank you.”
Mr Hackett, UK
“We had a great time - generally excellent B&B's and flawless baggage transfer.”
Mrs Knowler, Canada
“It is very beautiful, rugged country.”
Mr Stallings, USA
“I really enjoyed my holidays, very well organised. I saw beautiful landscapes, beautiful beaches with white sand and a very clear sea, colour turquoise. I met very nice people and the weather was very nice. A lot of sun, hot and often a blue sky.”
Miss Bonin, France
“Our favourite part of the route was the amazing, beautiful Cornish beaches - one after another after another!”
Mr Stallings, USA
“It was just as brilliant as the last four. For one of our party this was her first walking holiday and she is just as keen as me to book again. I don't think we could pick out one as there were so many beautiful places along the way. For myself I was most looking forward to seeing the Lulworth Cove area and it did not disappoint.”
Mrs Chopra, UK
“Overall very good service, very good tour, everything was fine.”
Dr Quassdorf, Switzerland
“Yes, it was a challenging walking holiday with spectacular scenery. My bags were flawlessly delivered on time to each and every destination. I have to complement Christine and team in their flexibility to tailor a holiday to suit my particular requests…”
Ms Pankopf, USA
"Commemorative Boat at Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Esplanade at Weymouth" by David Keogh (2018)
"Woody Bay and View to Crock Point" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Poltesco Footbridge" by David Hackett (2019)
"Trevaunance Cove" by David Hacket (2019)
"Walking on Bolberry Down" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Bay past St Ives" by Jeff Dell (2021)
"Follow Me" by Stefanie Kieweg (2022)
"Welcome to Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Southern End of Fleet" by David Keogh (2018)
"Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Common Lizard" by David Hackett (2019)
"Porth Mear" by David Hackett (2019)
"View back to Hoist Point" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Just past Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Readymoney Cove, Looe" by Wm. Samuel Bunge (2022)
"Lulworth Cove" by John Wilkins (2019)
"Chimney near Trewavas Head" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Wild Meadow looking back at Exmouth" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Slope between Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Trevone Bay" by David Hackett (2019)
"Dartmouth Marina" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"On the Way to Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Beech Forest, Polkerris" by Wm. Samuel Bunge (2022)
"Coastal Scene near Loe Bar" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Ocean View in Yearnor Wood" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Between Porth and Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Blackpool Sands" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"On the Way to Zennor" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Gorse near Looe" by Wm. Samuel Bunge (2022)
"Porthleven" by David Conway (2018)
"Porth to Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Newton Ferrers" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Just before Porthcurno" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Along the Trail" by David Hackett (2021)
"Prussia Cove" by David Conway (2018)
"Just out of Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Looe" by David Hackett (2021)
"St Michaels Mount" by David Conway (2018)
"Waymarker before Cape Cornwall" by David Hackett (2019)
"Rame Head Chapel" by David Hackett (2021)
"Wheal Prosper" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"Botallack Mine" by David Hackett (2019)
"Talland Bay" by David Hackett (2021)
"Minack Theatre in Penzance" by Jinru Chen (2019)
"Near Gorran Haven" by Gesche Henningsen (2019)
"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)
"Along the Path" by Therese Larum (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)