After two previous weekend trips away with the boys this one was the 3rd one this year. We’d been to Weymouth and Bideford so far and this was a trip to Newquay. This walk was in the half term at the end of October (which gives you an idea of how far behind I am at the moment!) and it was a trip that the three of us needed, to get away from Plymouth for a bit and see somewhere different. We stayed just outside Newquay and headed in for a walk along the beaches and seafront. In the end we walked over 7 miles, with the weather improving with every step we took. By the end the skies were blue and the sea and sand looked superb on each of Newquay’s beaches. I have to say coming at this time of year to Newquay, removes any of that tacky touristy feeling and the place returns a bit to a normal seaside town, although you can see why it gets its reputation. I’d definitely return out of season again.
Start – Porth Beach
Route –South West Coastal Path – Lusty Glaze – Newquay Town – Newquay harbour – Towan Head – Fistral Beach – Pentire Point East – Newquay Golf Course – Newquay Town – Lusty Glaze – Porth Beach
Distance – 7.5 miles Start time – 11.50am Time taken – 3hrs Highest Point – Not really very high
Weather – Dark clouds and drizzle to start, cleared nicely to sunshine to finish and getting warmer as we went