South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path, Port Isaac: Address, South West Coast Path Reviews: 4.5/5

South West Coast Path
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Bude, UK46 contributions
another one ticked of!
Nov. 2021
Great section done, although too close to the edge on some bits! Mostly was moderate, and really lucked out with the weather
Written 8 November 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,901 contributions
Strenuous walking ...
Jun. 2021
Our walk started in the tiny hamlet of Port Quinn and took us across undulating fields to Port Isaac. That port was busy with people taking photos of Doc Martin landmarks. I tried to enjoy my fresh crab, sitting on the harbour wall, but the seagulls circled so I had to eat quick.

The journey back was totally different via the coast path. There were several vertical climbs and descents and the path clung to the cliff edge tightly most of the way. A strenuous walk that got the heart pumping.
Written 20 October 2021
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fie
Guildford, UK7 contributions
Great walk
Jul. 2021
love walking sections of the coast path, scenery is amazing, this coastline is quite up and down in places, but each section is worth it.
Written 9 July 2021
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MaxLondon2
London, UK234 contributions
Great walking experience, great views
Apr. 2021
We were staying at Harlyn Bay post total lockdown and were lucky enough to be staying in a cottage about 2 minutes from the beach and access to the coastal walk.

We pretty much went walking along the coast every evening, views were exceptional, sunset sublime, lots of seating along the walk and I'm afraid I'm a bit of a geek where benches have plaques with dedications to loved ones, I mildly irritate my wife as I always stop and read each memorial whenever and wherever I come across them and the coastal walk was rich pickings!! The stories behind each memory same no doubt sad but also a celebration of life enjoyed.

Anyway before I become too maudling, other benefits included a variety of birdlife at close range (unlike the boring Jubilee Queen boat trip - separately reviewed) and so many photo opportunities.

The local and national authorities have done a great job - highly recommended
Written 16 May 2021
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Richard T
Burnley, UK1,088 contributions
Plenty of steps!
Apr. 2021
Don’t rush this walk. There are a lot of steps, but it is one of the more rewarding sections of the coastal path. Parking at Port Quin can be a challenge so best to go early. Great to walk to Port Isaac, have a snack, drink etc and walk back. There is an inland, shorter walk for a change. Best to have strong footwear. Allow 2 hours each way to take it easy and admire the views.
Written 23 April 2021
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Tomlilyann
Brampton, UK72 contributions
Tough but spectacular!
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Walked from Port isaac to Port Quin. Wonderful views, not for unfit or immobile people! Very demanding. Walked back across the fields on the inland route, not great if you have a fear of cows!
Written 18 October 2020
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Adrian B
10 contributions
Stunning Scenic Coastline
Oct. 2020
This section of Path whilst requiring plenty of effort is worth every bit of it. The scenery is fantastic and the slow pace dictated by the terrain is best utilised to take in all i5 has to offer visually.
Written 17 October 2020
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Jerry G
Capel Saint Mary, UK325 contributions
A very tough walk but a fantastic experience.
Oct. 2020
My wife and I walked this section of the coastal path from Port Isaac to Port Quinn . Wow !!

It’s a tough section and you can understand why it’s called the rollercoaster .

Fantastic views and hard climbs up and down.

Definitely worth the effort.

I suggest you back via the easier inland route .
Written 8 October 2020
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sawbograham
Sawbridgeworth, UK952 contributions
Great
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Great walk at the top of Port Isaac along the coast. Blew the cobwebs away. Would recommend as good views of the coast
Written 4 October 2020
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Cicerone-Nick
London, UK47 contributions
Holywell to Perranporth - Cornwall
Sep. 2020
This is an approximately 4-mile walk. There is a National Trust car park at Holywell from where I started, and Perranporth is a delightful village with plenty of pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and ice cream shops.

The walk has some spectacular views but loses one star for being very badly signposted (indeed, at the Perranporth end the signposting is non-existent), one star for being appallingly maintained (some parts are so narrow you have to walk 'tightrope' style, with one foot directly in front of the other, and a third star for a long stretch which is very close to the edge and definitely not suitable for anyone who suffers from vertigo or acrophobia. A wooden handrail would have easily and cheaply solved this problem and been in keeping with the environment.
Written 5 September 2020
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