Charlestown South West Coast Path guided walk
Charlestown historic harbour
A tiny cove and beach
Across the bay to Gribbin Head
Towards Charlestown and Duporth
Carlyon Bay
Charlestown Harbour

A varied guided walk on the South West Coast Path National Trail with constant views of St Austell Bay and little ascent/descent, finishing with a return bus trip to the start point.

  • Coastal walking with little ascent
  • Passes through Charlestown historic harbour
  • Superb views across St Austell Bay
  • Friendly guiding style - questions encouraged
  • A Coast Path Friendly event giving £1 back to the Trail
  • 5% discount for guests arriving by public transport. Use GOODJOURNEY code at checkout and bring proof of travel with you to the tour.
  • 10% discount for PARD CARD holders. Use PARDCARD code at checkout and bring your card to the tour - failure to do this will invalidate your booking.
  • Cannot be used with other offers.
  • Valid for card holder plus their group, up to maximum advertised group
  • Single bus fare Par to Charlestown
Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes
Bring along
  • Clothing to suit the weather
  • Footwear sutiable for rough terrain
  • 1l water
  • Rucksack or other suitable carrier for your gear
  • Camera/phone
ParticipantsTour will take place even if only one participant is booked, max 8
Important information

If you are arriving by car please leave plenty of time to park.

Further information

We will walk a beautiful 3-mile section of this, England's longest National Trail, gently rising over clifftops and passing rocky coves, sandy beaches and the exquisite historic harbour of Charlestown.

There's a wealth of wildlife to spot, stunning views, industrial heritage and lots more. We begin our walk at Porthpean and pass the site of an old gun battery before descending and getting our first sight of Charlestown Harbour from above. After passing through the historic harbour at Charlestown, there are soon expansive views over St Austell Bay. The path clings closely to the edge of low cliffs and crosses a golf course, through sometimes wooded paths. We leave the coast at Spit Point where there is more modern harbour activity at Par and return by bus to the start. 

Fairly easy walking means you arrive back into Charlestown at the end of your walk, ready to enjoy an optional tea stop (not included in price) and the rest of your day.


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