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South West Coast Path

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

3 to 12 nights
630 miles
Ungraded

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

“Really hard walking, but really enjoyed the challenge… …But, for me, that was a part of the adventure and challenge - and beauty!”
Dr Prout, Australia
“We enjoyed many days of sun despite very bad weather elsewhere in Devon and the UK.”
Mr Hoyle, USA
“Lovely holiday. Enjoyed every minute.”
Mr Duthoit, UK
“Weather was glorious and scenery very beautiful. All went very smoothly.”
Mrs Horrocks, UK
“One of my best walking trips in the UK. Fantastic scenery, great accommodation and interesting starting & finishing points. I didn't want it to end! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys coastal walking with medium length distances between accommodation.”
Mr Brown, UK
“Overall very good service, very good tour, everything was fine.”
Dr Quassdorf, Switzerland
“Everything worked perfectly and we can’t think of one thing that went wrong or to complain about! Well done everyone! We can’t wait to book another holiday with you!”
Mrs Edmondson, UK
“Wonderful time walking the Coast Path. Never been to North Devon before but will certainly go again. Bags always there on arrival to B&B. Nothing to do but walk all day. Brilliant.”
Mr Learmonth, UK
“The scenery was spectacular – weather amazing.”
Mr Mercer, Canada
"Trevaunance Cove" by David Hacket (2019)
"Near Gorran Haven" by Gesche Henningsen (2019)
"Walking on Bolberry Down" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Commemorative Boat at Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Poltesco Footbridge" by David Hackett (2019)
"Esplanade at Weymouth" by David Keogh (2018)
"Woody Bay and View to Crock Point" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Just past Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"On the Way to Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"View back to Hoist Point" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Welcome to Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Common Lizard" by David Hackett (2019)
"Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Porth Mear" by David Hackett (2019)
"Southern End of Fleet" by David Keogh (2018)
"Trevone Bay" by David Hackett (2019)
"On the Way to Zennor" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Dartmouth Marina" by Bob Parkinson (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)
"Lulworth Cove" by John Wilkins (2019)
"Blackpool Sands" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"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)
"Just before Porthcurno" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Newton Ferrers" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Porthleven" by David Conway (2018)
"Porth to Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Just out of Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Prussia Cove" by David Conway (2018)
"Waymarker before Cape Cornwall" by David Hackett (2019)
"St Michaels Mount" by David Conway (2018)
"Botallack Mine" by David Hackett (2019)
"Wheal Prosper" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"Minack Theatre in Penzance" by Jinru Chen (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)
"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)