Coastal Path - Land's End, Cornwall

The coastal path fringes the 60ft tall cliffs around the Land's End headland at the most south westerly point of the British Isles. Endless trails of walkers keep the path well trodden as they pass, stopping now and then to appreciate something new they have spotted, perhaps seals on the rocks or porpoises dancing in the waves offshore.

Walking thecoastal path around Land's End

coastal path lans end cornwallGod's Rock Garden

Walk under 2 km north from Land's End to the beautiful beach at Sennen Cove, go south east to one of Cornwall's loveliest beaches at Porthcurno. En route there will be God's rock garden with masses of wild flowers, sea thrift, campion, rich purple tones of flowering heather during the summer, deep golden hues of lichen on the rocks.

A sturdy pair of shoes or walking boots is required to keep safe around the coastal path. Most people wander off the path to explore particular views, groups of rocks or glimpses of unusual flowers. This often entails clambering over rocks in the process.

Binoculars are another piece of equipment that will add to your trip to Land's End. There are plenty of birds on the various rocks lying off the coast, seals in the autumn, porpoises and basking sharks in the sea just off the coast that are difficult to spot with the naked eye.

Herring gulls, fulmars and other species can be spotted breeding on the rocks

Inland, you may notice linnets, meadow pipits and skylarks. Sometimes a red helicopter passes overhead. Helicopter tours are available from Land's End Airport.