Celebrating the South West Coast

 The Coastal Festival is taking place throughout the year with activities, events and challenges all along the coast.

Join in the fun, show your support and head to a beach.

So much to see and do

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South West Coast Path Challenge

We've joined up with the South West Coast Path Association to set the record for the number of times we can walk the South West Coast Path in one month.

Get involved throughout October to raise funds for improvements and repairs to our beautiful coast path.

Fancy a walk?

With miles of coastal path ranging over mighty cliffs, past picturesque harbours and glorious golden beaches, plus the chance to explore the glorious Cornish countryside you really shouldn't forget to bring your walking boots when you visit Cornwall.

Poldark country

Stretches of Cornwall’s rugged coastline and its mining heritage are being proved to be the perfect backdrop for filming Poldark and inspired the cast of the TV remake. Why not visit the areas that they used for filming that are currently being cared for by the National Trust.

Where do I park?

 © George Taylor

If you are visiting by car then download our hand map showing all the Trust coast and countryside car parks in Cornwall.

Don't forget that members can park for free.

Tide times

A view of the beach and approach at Chapel Porth © Layton Thompson

Plan your trip to the beach in advance by checking the tide times. These are available from the nearest measurement point and are predictions but are a good guide.

Beach safety

Godrevy Lighthouse © Ben Selway

Please remember not all beaches in Cornwall have lifeguards. Your safety is important to us so please check on beach safety before you visit.

Coast saving ale

St Austell Brewery and National Trust have teamed together to create a seasonal pale ale called The Gribbin, to celebrate 50 years of looking after the coast.

Named after the headland that the brewery helped secure for the National Trust to look after forever.


For budget, self-catering group accommodation try our bunkhouses. We have two in Cornwall both set in glorious countryside.

Cornish campsites

If you want a simple, family friendly site in a stunning location we have two in Cornwall that may be just what you are looking for.

Holiday cottages

We have a huge variety of holiday homes in Cornwall, including a water tower and a romantic cliff top castle.

If you want a romantic getaway or a large family get together, we are sure to have the place for you.

Our work

Our rangers are the best people to tell you what's going on.

Read their blogs to find out more about our work in Cornwall.