Godrevy-Portreath Heritage Coast

A dramatic, sheer cliff some 250 feet in height, this heritage coast provides several outstanding viewpoints. The long, sandy beach at Godrevy is punctuated by the lighthouse at Godrevy Island which was featured in Virginia Woolfe's To The Lighthouse. Portreath is a poopular resort holiday centre with good walks along the cliffs, and nearby is the Tehidy Country Park.

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The South West Coast Path

Easily the longest and, in places, the most arduous, of England's National Trails. The path is actually the amalgamation of 4 paths; the Somerset & North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon, and Dorset Coastal paths. The route is quite popular, and it can be crowded in the summer months, though there are always long stretches where your only company will be a chorus of sea birds. More ...

St. Agnes Heritage Coast
The coast runs from Perranporth south around St. Agnes Head to Goonvrea. The most prominent featuire of the coastline is St. Agnes Beacon, now owned by the National Trust. Despite the sound of its name, the Beacon is not manmade, but the high hill above the town that looks out to the Atlantic. More ...

Penwith Heritage Coast
High granite cliffs skirting the Penwith peninsula create an irregular coastline of rugged beauty broken by small coves and narrow inlets. On the high ground inland from the coast this area is immensley rich in prehistoric remains. More ...

Attractions in South West England
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Heritage Coasts

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