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South West Coast Path

S W Coast Path, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2NP, UK

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About South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path ranks alongside New Zealand’s Milford Track, Chile’s Torres del Paine trek and Alaska’s Chilkoot Trail as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring hikes.  The 630 miles of Coast Path is the walk of a lifetime, taking in breathtaking heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The final section of the path was designated as a National Trail in 1978.

Attractions near South West Coast Path

Carbis Bay Beach0.13km from South West Coast Path

Carbis Bay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach and one of Cornwall's seven award-winning Blue Flag 2019 beaches, with safe bathing beach surrounded by subtropical splendour. A good beach where you can spend with your family and also there are so many activities there.

Porthminster Beach1.25km from South West Coast Path

The moon-shaped Porthminster Beach is among the prettiest stretches of sand in St. Ives. Sheltered by grassy headlands and in proximity to the town center, the beach is an ideal family vacation spot with excellent facilities and clean conditions. Swim with the kids in the calm, pristine water and enjoy views of the glimmering sea.

Porthminster Terrace1.48km from South West Coast Path

Porthminster Terrace is a beautifully presented late Victorian property with views into the harbour from the rear and views to Gwithian & Hayle estuary.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden1.89km from South West Coast Path

The museum inhabits Trewyn studios in St Ives where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975 when the house and garden were given to the nation. Displays include sculptures in bronze, stone, and wood, along with paintings, drawings and archive material. The sculptures featured at the museum were some of her favourites. Her workshop also includes a queue of uncut stones that one visitor has described as "still waiting for their moment in the shadow of her workshop".

Tate St Ives2.09km from South West Coast Path

St Ives, a small Cornish town on the southwest coast of England, perhaps seems an unlikely site for a major art gallery. However, its artistic connections date back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by its special quality of light. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing program of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International

Porthmeor Beach2.14km from South West Coast Path

Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike in an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives where you’ll find ancient pubs, trendy cafes and lots of art galleries the town is famous for. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery. Porthmeor is also St Ives' most dramatic beach facing the full force of the Atlantic Ocean

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One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.