Port Quin to Polzeath
Start: Port Quin
Length: 9.4 km/5.84 miles
The walk starts at Port Quin, which is a narrow and well sheltered harbour. The name of the village is believed to come from the Cornish words "Porth" (harbour) and "gwynn" (white). The cottages seem mostly to be holiday-lets, but are very picturesque.
A short walk from the harbour brings you to Doyden Castle. This is a castellated folly built about 1830 by Samuel Symons, of nearby Wadebridge.
Looking back to Doyden Point and beyond from above Gibson's Cove.
A view of The Rumps.
The Rumps and The Mouls, a sea-stack, island.
A path leads out to The Rumps, but the SW Coastal Path turns to the left, uphill.
Answers on a post card if you know what type of butterfly or moth this caterpillar will turn into.
My lunchtime bench. I just beat a group of 6-8 walkers there and said they were welcome to share the bench with me. My offer was shunned and they sat behind me on some rocks and discussed Liz Truss not being given enough time and Sunak being a socialist.
The path continues after my lunchbreak.
A fitting memorial, that looks back to The Rumps and the sea beyond.
Polzeath, Hayle Bay and the Camel Estuary from Pentire Point.
The beach and Polzeath are getting nearer.
As a very young boy I spent 2 family holidays in Polzeath. The town has expanded and changed quite a lot, but I was able to find both places that we stayed in.