Immerse yourself in the rugged coastal scenery on these wild walks and wild swims, right on our doorstep!
Wild swimming at Polly Joke
Since the 16th century, people have flocked to the seaside to experience the health benefits of saltwater bathing. Our favourite spot for an invigorating ocean dip is the crystal clear waters of nearby Polly Joke, where you can leap from granite ledges and swim between the cave-studded headlands.
Walk the South West Coast Path to Newquay (8 miles)
Soak up stunning scenery littered with flora and fauna when you strike out along the coast path from Holywell Bay. Spot seals and seabirds at Kelsey Head, pad along the pearly sands of Crantock and cross the River Gannel to Fistral and the surfy hub of Newquay (there is a foot passenger ferry in peak season). southwestcoastpath.org.uk
Cubert Wildlife Walk (6 miles)
Take a walk through the wildflower meadows of West Pentire to the wave-lashed sands of Holywell Bay, before cutting back across wildlife-rich heathland. This walk is best done in June when the headland is abloom with a carpet of scarlet poppies and corn marigold flowers.
For a map and details see: nationaltrust.org.uk/holywell- and-crantock/trails/cubert-wildlife- walk-cornwall