A walk around Pentire Headland, Newquay, Cornwall

corisande manor hotel, newquay cornwall This walk takes maybe an hour maybe two, depending on how long you stop for lunch and at other places

Corisande Manor Hotel  is on a peninsula. After walking out of our drive,  you look along Crantock Beach to your left. We follow the map below, the red route. The view to the right is at the end of Pentire Head looking out to sea

walk along coast
Our route takes us back along the other side of Pentire Head. The view back towards Newquay is below. While I would not recommend Newquay as a base for the discerning traveller, once you get outside the town as we are, the views are glorious

map

The is a pub on the Head, with very little else around. At the moment not many people know about it, so you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the view (below centre).

The picture, below right shows the only other building on the Head, and that was apparently built  by mistake!

seascape

lodge pub

bakers folly
You then reach Fistral Beach (right) , which is only a few hundred yards from Corisande, on the other side of the peninsula.

The walk will take you to the other headland, that you can see jutting out to sea in this photograph

fistral beach

On that headland  is the old lifeboat station, and a lookout point, known as the Huer's hut, where they used to lookout for the shoals of  sardines in times gone by.
old lifeboat ramp Because the lifeboat could not be launched from Newquay harbour under all tides, a lifeboat house was built out on this headland. It had the steepest launch pad in Britain (left). The lifeboat house is not now used , but has a commemorative plaque (right) rnli plaque
There is a stunning panorama from the headland to the north (photo right) from Newquay harbour to Trevose lighthouse in the far distance

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panorama
headland As we walked on, we looked back to the headland (left) with the lifeboat house the white dot in the centre), and forwards (right) towards Newquay. From this point it is less than ten minutes walk, back across the golf course to Corisande view

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