Trevose Head short circular walk

Trevose Head (short version)

A circular walk around the rugged coastline of Trevose Head via the iconic lighthouse and golden sandy beach at Mother Ivey's Bay, with spectacular wildflowers in spring and summer and thundering waves in winter that sometimes expose the shipwreck at Booby's Bay.

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

The walk begins at the end of the headland near the lighthouse and follows the coastline towards Padstow to reach the Padstow lifeboat station and the sheltered beach of Mother Ivey's Bay. The walk then cuts across the headland to the western side, facing the Atlantic swells, to reach Booby's Bay and then follows the coast path past a collapsed cave before finishing at Dinas Head.


  • Spectacular coastal views overlooking The Bull and The Quies, the lighthouse and Padstow lifeboat station
  • Rockpools at Booby's Bay with wildlife including blennies and shrimps
  • Circular abyss created by a collapsed cave on Trevose Head
  • Coastal heath rich in bird life and wildflowers
  • Sheltered beach at Mother Ivey's Bay with azure water in summer


  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 106
  • Distance: 2 miles/3.2 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy
  • Recommended footwear: walking shoes or trainers in dry weather
  • No stiles: ✓

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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