The South West Coast Path
The Devon Coast Coastal Footpath

Devon Coastal Footpath

Welcome to the Devon Coast Path

coast footpath Devon Coast, one of the most stunning coastlines in the South West, indeed in England. From the storm lashed Atlantic cliffs of North Devon:- beautiful estuaries of the Taw and Torridge; olde worlde Clovelly clinging to the hillside with a so picturesque harbour; to the wide expanse of Saunton Sands; to the heather clad hills where Exmoor meets the Sea, so much to see and explore. To the South Coast:- sheltered Torbay; to the yachting havens of Salcombe and Dartmouth; to the millions of years of history of the Jurassic Coast, to sophisticated Torquay; to Plymouth and the River Tamar marking the Cornwall border. The South West Coastal Path - the footpath a walker and hiker's delight. Coast path. Devon Walking

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national-trail National Trail. Explore the Devon Coast Path with us. Beginning on the Devon border and walking south along the Long Distance Path towards Bude. Link in accommodation

Devon Beach Guide. No guide to the Devon Coast is complete without mention of some of the county's many beaches. South Coast Beaches | North Devon Beach

North Devon Walks along the Coast

From Porlock to Lynton where Exmoor meets the Sea. . Walk or climb Contisbury Hill with stunning views along the Coast, and on a clear day far across the Bristol Channel.

Lynton to Ilfracombe , with stunning views from Hillsborough. Past Morte Point to the Atlantic surf beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton Sands. Around Braunton Burrows and along the banks of the Taw to Barnstaple

From Barnstaple to Instow Bideford Appledore to Westward Ho to Clovelly -the village a delight to explore, particularly out of Season or late in the afternoon when the crowds have gone.

Clovelly Hartland. North Devon some of the most dramatic cliff scenery in the county, indeed in South West England. In winter storm lashed by the worst of the Atlantic Gales. On a clear day views across to Lundy.

Duckpool Hartland to Bude . This is another stretch of the North Devon Coast Path providing some of the most strenuous walking, dipping into combes with sometimes steep climbs out of the bottom of the valleys as the South West Coastal Path heads towards the Cornwall border.

Duckpool The Cornwall Coast Path . Bude to Boscastle Tintagel Padstow hence to Newquay The coast north of Bude to Northcott Mouth and Sandymouth and towards Morwenstow provides dramatic views no more so than Duckpool.

South Devon Coast

beerThe Jurrasic Coast Lyme Regis to Beer | Seaton to Budleigh Salterton to Sidmouth

Exmouth to Topsham to Exeter

Starcross to Dawlish , Dawlish Warren | and Dawlish to Teignmouth and Shaldon

paignton-harbour Torbay | Torquay | Paignton to Brixham |

dartmouth Dartmouth to Salcombe passing South Devon beaches such as Blackpool Sands.

Salcombe to Wembury

plymouth-hoe"" Wembury to Plymouth and the River Tamar .

Cornwall Coast Looe to Rame Head. With the right wave conditions Whitsand Bay popular with surfers.

Devon Coastal Path

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Be prepared


walking-holiday Please read our disclaimer. Know your own limits. Take suitable equipment, weatherproof clothing and sensible footwear. Though the route is generally well marked, have a decent map to hand. Tell someone you can trust your route, destination and expected arrival time. Take a mobile phone, but expect to have 'no signal' in places.

South West Coast Path Association
South West Coast Path National Trail
Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Take care. Cliffs by their nature are unstable- keep away from edges and do not wander, or sunbathe beneath them. Rock falls can and do occur without notice at any time of year. Beware paths can be slippery and uneven. Be aware of the tide, weather and sea conditions. Water crossing's by wading can be very dangerous. Use the ferry if there is one.

south-coast Keep to public paths across farmland. Take your litter home and recycle it. Respect landowners' rights to privacy. Keep dogs under control. Close gates and use stiles to cross fences and hedges. Protect wildlife and plants. Please park in car parks not blocking field gates. Enjoy your walk. Legal


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