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Bedruthan Steps


Blackpool Sands

Spectacular coastal landforms   Fabulous secluded beach right on the South West Coastal Path
Dramatic Great caves to explore   Just east of Slapton Sands
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Bossington (nr Porlock)



 A fabulous little village on the path, less than a mile north-east of Porlock

  The village is off the path, but well worth the short (3/4 mile) detour (lots of thatched NT properties and a great hotel pub called the Masons Arms)
  The great hotel pub Branscombe Thatch
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Burton Cliff

The historical fishing harbour and tourist attraction    Near Burton Bradstock
Old Brixham harbour   Burton Cliff Burton Cliff 2 Burton  Cliff 3
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Chesil Beach


Comic/spot the location

Miles of pebbles   Some funny or strange signs - can you spot the location?
Chesil Beach with pill box Flowers on Chesil Beach Drowning inpebbles   Rugged alternative Going nowhere
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A stunning town straddling the drowned river valley/estuary, with a card ferry that runs all year    The lake inland of Chesil Beach 
Dartmouth ferry - the boat which powers it Dartmouth harbour   Boats on the Fleet
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Golden Cap (high point east of Lyme Regis)

Near Lyme Regis

  Epic views
Fossils near Lyme Regis   From Golden Cap looking east GoldenCap
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Great Hangman


Great photos

The highest point in the South West Coastal Path, where Exmoor meets the sea. On a clear day you can see South Wales very easily    Top shots from the path - ideal for media articles about the south west coastal path
Woods on the way up Great Hangman from the East Huge views from the top Great Hangman sign   Just west of Slapton Sands South of Dartmouth
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Hallsend (near Slapton)


Helford Estuary

The lost village of Hallsend, swept away by a storm, but the foundations can still be seen clinging to the cliffs.  

The perfect estuary, very undeveloped, with a ferry (which runs through the main part of the season) and the beautiful village pf Helford with a terrific pub.

The Ruins of Hallsend The Hallsend story   Helford estuary at sunset Helford estuary before dark
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Kynance Cove

A pleasant traditional seaside town - pictures out of season (October)

  Dramatic haven on the Lizard
Harbour phone box Theatre/Power Station?! Coming toward Ilfracombe from the East   Kynance with swell 2 Kynance by Keith Kynance with swell
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Lyme Regis



Fishing harbour and the famour Cobb  

At the bottom of the Lynton/Lynmouth cliff

The Cobb 2 The Cobb 1   Approaching Lynmouth from the east A highly recommended hotel and pub/restaurant Lynmouth gorge
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Minehead start/finish

Perched on the cliffs, and full of character, some say it has the feel of an Alpine town  

Minehead - the start /finish, close to the stream railway terminus from Taunton

Very flat, easy path along the cliff from Lynton to the Valley of Rocks   Steam railway terminus, Minehead (500 yards from the start/finish of the South West Coastal Path) Start/finish point
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Some pictures of the wildlife on the South West Coastal Path  

Famous nautical view on the Ho

Seal (in the distance!) webs in the dew Snake: adder   Across the Ho From Plymouth Ho
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Poole start/finish



The beginning or end of a long walk - the chain ferry next to a smart Sandbanks hotel

  Just inland from the path, but a substantial town with plenty of accomodation and places to drink and eat.
Smart hotel close to the start/finish - on Sandbanks overlooking the chain ferry   Porlock main street
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Portland (near Weymouth)

Beautiful harbour on the LIzards   On a wild day
Porthleven steely storm (Keith Johnson) Porthleven from the harbour entrance   Portland Harbour
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Rame Head



Photos by Keith Johnson  

Lovely estuary full of boats, very popular, very smart, with a small passenger ferry

Rame Head 3 Rame Head sunset   Salcombe estuary Salcombe and boats
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Sennen Cove


Slapton Sands

At the most Westernly end of Cornwall, just by Lands End. A spectacular surfing beach guarded by a lifeboat station and fishing village.


Long beach, scene of the WW2 tragedy when a rehearsal for the Normandy landings turned to disaster and many lives were lost.

  Slapton sands from the east
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St Agnes



St Agnes


Sun setting over the sea

Wheal Coates (Laura Selimaj)   Sundown at Bedruthan Steps
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An unspoilt traditional seaside town, with a manicured beach and beautiful bay

Swanage in the evening Old Harry   Sunny day on the beach at Teignmouth
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Trebarwith Sands

Photo by Keith Johnson, April 2009  

Thanks to Keith Johnson

by Keith Johnson, April 09 Tintagel 2 by Keith Johnson   Trebarwith Sands
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On a wet andwindy day!    
George III, a regular visitor Weymouth beach    
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