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St Aubyn Estates Cottages

3 September 2019

Top spots to stop at on the South West Coast Path

Our favourite places along the coast

​September is the perfect time to explore the Cornish coast - and we have a few places we would recommend you stop at!

Porthgwarra Cove Cafe - One of our favourite stops for a tasty treat - whether it's a traditional Cornish pasty, a delicious slice of the 'Cake of the Day' or a Porthgwarra Hot Chocolate.

Porth Chapel Beach - A favourite with locals with spectacular views, this white sandy beach is only accessible by foot - meaning it never really becomes crowded.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum - Explore new interactive exhibitions, live demonstrations and family-friendly activities that bring the communication story of Porthcurno’s connection to the rest of the world to life, in a fun and engaging way no matter what your age. 

The Minack Theatre - This world-famous outdoor theatre, built into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic by Rowena Cade and her gardener Billy Rawlings, has been showcasing drama, musicals and opera for over 80 years. Whether you visit to enjoy a play, or pop in to take in the views and visit the museum and sub-tropical garden, you will not be disappointed. 

Logan Rock Inn - Located only a short walk from its namesake, this 16th-century traditional pub is a great stop off for lunch when you're walking the South West Coast Path. Why not try the seafood sharer - it's one of our favourites!

Lamorna Cove - This cove is a bit more of a stomp to get to, but is well worth it as you'll truly get a glimpse of the wild west coast. Famous for the post-impressionist artists who visited in the early 20th century with links to the Newlyn School of Art, Lamorna boasts beautiful landscapes - with a lush valley, small harbour, fisherman's cottages and sea as far as the eye can see! 

Gwennap Head - Head to the towering cliffs of Gwennap Head where you will find a large selection of flora and fauna and wildlife. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest you may be lucky enough to spot the Cornish chough, basking sharks and dolphins.

Nanjizal Cove - Famous for 'Song of the Sea', a tall, narrow slither of an arch in the rock which has been worn by the sea, and the 'Diamond Horse', a sparkling equine looking rock formation.

Land's End - If you've travelled down this far, you may want to reach Britain's most south-westerly point. Take in the views out to Longships Lighthouse and get a snap or two at the iconic Land's End signpost.

Sennen Cove - Interested in learning how to surf? Then this is the spot! Originally established as a working harbour for the booming pilchard industry at the end of the 19th century, Sennen Cove is now a much-loved beach by surfers and bathers alike – with a large stretch of sandy beach and great swell from the Atlantic.