It’s here! The 50th Anniversary edition Passport for the South West Coast Path, and we’re absolutely delighted to be its sponsor!

As you already know, the path is one of Devon and Cornwall’s most used and best-loved attractions, and the recently introduced Passport is a delightfully interactive way for absolutely anyone and everyone to enjoy one of England’s most beautiful coastlines!


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At the helm of the coast path’s preservation is the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) which has undertaken to care for and improve all sections of the path since 1973. This a massive operation for a charity organisation who relies solely on sponsorship and fundraising; and its their half a century of hard work and dedication that this new edition passport now celebrates.


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We hope you’ll get your hands on this fabulous little booklet to plot your journey around our amazing coastline too. An to inspire you we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Devon viewing points along the South West Coast Path which we hope will inspire you!

Get your copy of the 50th Anniversary Passport edition here >>

Or donate to the South West Coast Path Association here >>


Woolacombe Bay in North Devon

If you’re into easy ambles with incredible views, the 1.2 mile route from Georgeham to Putsborough is just the ticket.

The walk is generally flat across grassy pastures and around the edge of a cropped field. Here you can find yourself a spot to sit down and take in the most beautiful panoramas of Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Bay.

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Berry Head

Brixham in South Devon

This is one that can be easily reached with all the family, including canines, and offers spectacular views of the bay and coast.

There’s plenty of space to unwind on the grass, with benches dotted around for you to pick your perch and enjoy the vistas.

And if you like a cuppa and a scone with your view, the fabulous Guardhouse café is the best place for an alfresco cream tea.

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Great Hangman

Combe Martin in North Devon

Don’t let the sinister name put you off because this is one of North Devon’s most dramatic views, however you will have a bit of a climb to reach it.

Starting from Combe Martin, this section of the South West Coast Path treats walkers to an incredibly scenic route which summits at Great Hangman Hill. Jaw-dropping ocean and coastal panoramas.

(Image credit: Visit Devon)

Thatcher Point

Torquay in South Devon

One of Torquay’s best-known landmarks, (and apparently so named due to its resem-blance of a thatcher on the roof of a cottage) Thatcher Rock is a small rocky island off the town’s coast near Ilsham Marine Drive.

Best seen from Thatcher Point which is just off the south West Coast Path at the end of a stunning green space. This is a wonderful place to take in wide views of Tor Bay, and of course have a picnic.

(Image credit: Visit Devon)

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth in South Devon

This 14th Century fortress offers walkers the most incredible views over the River Dart and forms part of the Diamond Jubilee Way. It was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary in 2012 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

This 6km (3¾mile) way-marked circular walk, in the shape of a diamond, takes you through some of the most glorious coastal countryside in the West Country.

(Image credit: Visit Devon)

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