Getting There

It's easy to reach the South West Coast Path using public transport.

Train and Bus

The world famous Great Western Railway built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel stretches down to Penzance and branch lines head off to many of the resorts along the path - with stunning views from the train it's a great way to get to the Coast Path.

Many of the towns along the Trail are served by long distance National Express coaches. Local buses run a fairly regular service along most of the coast meaning that there are many sections of the Trail that you can walk in a day without having to retrace your steps. 

For public transport information and journey planning visit the Traveline website or call them on 0871 200 22 33.
There are lots of great walks you can do by train - visit the South West Coast Path website for information. 

By Air or Ferry

The nearest airports to the Trail are Exeter, approx 11 miles 18 Km) from the Trail in South and East Devon, and Newquay (1 mile from the Trail in North Cornwall). Overseas visitors can also reach the Trail by ferry. Brittany Ferries serve Plymouth (on the Trail) and Poole, 5 miles 8 Km from Poole Harbour.

Car Parking

Car parks are readily available at all coastal towns. At more remote locations along the Coast Path you will find informal car parks, normally managed by landowners or Parish Councils.
If you are planning to walk for two days or more you will need to arrange longer term car parking. Talk to your accommodation provider or Luggage Transfers if you wish to arrange this. 


Interactive Map

Plan your visit to the Trail on our interactive map
Plan your visit using our Interactive Map.
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