Trevone Bay to Polzeath
Length: 14 km/8.7 miles
Weather: Sunny, with one shower of rain
The walk starts at Trevone Bay, which has a sandy, sheltered beech. It is a continuation of the SWCP, but for practical reasons I did it in the opposite direction, so I ended up in Polzeath like the last section I completed
From the beach I walked up to Round Hole Point.
Looking over Longcarrow Cove to Gunver Head.
Middle Merope Island on the left and Gunver Head to the right.
The old lookout tower with Pentire Point in the background.
Stepper Point is topped by a 40 ft stone tower built in 1830 to serve as a navigation beacon for seafarers during daylight. It is visible from over 30 miles offshore and still referred to as the Daymark.
After turning the corner at Steeper Point, the view changes direction to Padstow Bay and the River Camel estuary.
Harbour Cove and Gun Point.
The lovely sandy beach at Harbour Cove was easier to walk on than sticking to the coast path.
Ferry crossing at Padstow, cost £3 for a single. There was a long queue for the ferry, everyone filed on, but I was halted and told there would be room for me and the family behind me on the next ferry. Miraculously, he suddenly decided there was space for us all. We all climbed aboard, leaving no one to wait.
Daymer Beach was quite busy.
Looking back, across the estuary to Padstow
Looking across to Steeper Point.
The narrow path to Broadagague Cove.
At this point there was a shower of rain.
Pentire Point, where I had walked to when completing the previous section of the SWCP I did.
Hayle Bay and Polzeath.