Walks And Walking – Sydney Cove Cornwall South West Coastal Path Walking Route
Parking at the delightful village of Perranuthnoe by Perran Sands this walking route took us along the South West Coastal Path (SWC Path) to the well known surfing beach of Praa Sands and Sydney Cove before walking back through farmland to see some interesting sights and meet some of the local characters…mainly cattle!
It was raining today so waterproof jackets, walking boots with vibram soles for negotiating slippery rocks, a rucksack laiden with supplies and the now customery pair of walking shorts and we were ready to get started.
Once we had arrived in Perranuthnoe we parked in the car park, which was closed due to the early hours, and headed down to the SWC Path walking route at Perran Sands where we first looked back to see St Michel’s Mount island just off the coast at Marazion. We then turned left away from St Michel’s Mount to walk up to Cudden Point where we were curious to look out to sea and notice some small motorboats following a basking shark. Continuing to follow the SWC Path we then passed Kenneggy Sand and then on to Hoe Point and round to Sydney Cove and Praa Sands.
On our walk back to Perranuthnoe we turned right from Sydney Cove to a pathway by the pub and toilets to walk inland for a short while and then taking the first left hand pathway to Higher Pentreath caravan park and campsite where we turned right and then left to keep on the same pathway and through farmland to join a track taking us to Lower Kenneggy. Upon reaching the road we turned left and then right on to the pathway through farmland and then right and left and then straight on where the pathway then started to bend round to the left at the Higher Kenneggy caravan park and campsite.
We were going to continue the rest of the walk through farmland but were so smitten by the sight of the basking shark so decided to head back down to the SWC Path and then back the way we came and passed Prussia Cove and Cudden Point. Heading back to Perran Sands we were really breathing in the glorious Cornish air and appreciating its vibrant and unique coastline to return to the car and popping in to one of the local pubs for a few pints of Cornish ale after a good solid 10 miles and 4 hours later. We then took a short drive back to Marazion and had a short walk around the town and jumped in the ferry to St Michel’s Mount for a quick visit.
More photos can be found here: Sydney Cove Photos