The Cornish Coast Path in September

Posted on September 3rd, 2016

With the children back to school, and the August rush past, the Cornish coast path retains its beauty for us locals and the late summer holiday makers. I love the buzz of August down on the beach with my own kids, however equally, in the quiet of early September I also love a quite stroll along the cliff tops. There are some beautiful walks here, but possibly my favourite is from Polzeath beach up around the headland.  It looks so far away from the beach but is actually easy to walk both ways within an hour and notches up a gutsy 10,000.

 

Looking across to the Cornish Coastal Path from Polzeath Beach

 

Some of the upward climbs can leave you stopping to catch your breath, but you are rewarded with some stunning views that make it worth the climb. Looking back towards Polzeath after the first climb you don’t want to get too close to the edge, the wispy summer grasses are no protection against a fall. The number of times I see holiday makers trekking along carrying little ones wearing flip flops, to me that is just so dangerous. Sensible footwear is just common sense along the Cornish coast path.  

 

polzeath beach from Cornish Coast Path with long grass along the cliff edge

 

The towering cliffs hide little secluded bays with rock pools teaming with life. Some of them are accessible from Polzeath at low tide.  

 

Cornish Coast path looking over the cliffs to rockpools

 

I marvel over the wild flowers that withstand the harsh winds and sea spray. They look so resilient and fill me with determination for making the most out of life.

 

Grasses and flowers along the cornish coast path in September

 

From Pentire Head the view back across the Cornish Coast path towards the beach and up the estuary is breathtaking; Polzeath and Rock on one side and Padstow on the other. It is no wonder this area of Cornwall is such a popular tourist destination.  

 

landscape looking to Polzeath, Padstow and Wadebridge from Pentire Point headland

The Cornish coast path from Coombe Mill.

Polzeath is a 25 minute drive from Coombe Mill and well worth a visit if you are staying with us. The coast path here is suitable for families to walk, though little legs may struggle on the uphill climbs and please wear sensible footwear on the coast paths and keep your distance from the edge.