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Holywell Bay - Cubert Common Walk


From Cornwall's Holywell Bay across fields and Cubert Common to Crantocks beach and back along the coastal path over The Kelseys.

<b>WARNING</b> If you go on the beach at Porth Joke, beware of fast incoming tide.

The exact location of the Holy Well, after which the village is named, has never been definitively agreed. Some say that the well is sited near the 18th tee on the Holywell golf course, other argue that the well nestles in a cave at the right-hand end of the beach, where the rocks have been eroded to give the appearance of a set of steps to reach up to a font.  

Through Holywell Bay Holiday Park, look for the plaques by the wayside depicting various animals and birds that may be seen. At Penhale Camp see the fabulous sand-dunes creating their own unique scenery with shades, shadows and colours in the sunlight.

Cubert Common is owned by the National Trust and is a free walking area. There are super views for miles in all directions. The Bowgie Inn at West Pentire has gardens and rooms including a restaurant overlooking Crantock’s lovely beach. 'Bowgie' is the old Cornish word for cow barn, from which the pub originated. All the beaches of Crantock, Porth Joke and Holywell are excellent for surfing. 

Porth Joke (known locally as Polly Joke) is considered one of Cornwall's secrets because it is a hidden beach. It is believed that Joke is derived from the same source as 'chough', the crow-like bird now extinct in Cornwall.  There are fantastic views as you cross the headlands. See and listen to the surf as it crashes against the many spectacular cliffs and rocks.

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Other nearby Walks

Tintagel - Trebarwith - Barras Nose - Tintagel
Holywell Bay to Penhale Sands and the Lost Church
Tintagel and Trebarwith - Coast and Country
Padstow and the South-West Coast Path
Holywell Bay - Cubert Common
Portscatho - St Anthony Head - St Anthony - Place Quay - Gerrans
St Ives - Bosigran - Penzance: Part 1
Rinsey Head - Trewavas Head - Rinsey Head
Nancledra - Baker's Pit Reserve - Castle-an-Dinas - Nancledra

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