Newquay to Constantine Bay

5/10/13 It was a mild October Saturday for another trip down the A30. We parked on street near the railway station. The lack of coastpath signs continued as we headed past some of Newquay's hotels.

Newquay has a nice coastline, but the lack of clues for walkers made it seem a pretty ugly place. By the time we reached Porth, at least we knew where we were going.

The Mermaid Inn lies right on the beach. Pints of Doom (4%) and Betty Stoggs (4%) for £6.70 were ok for morning pints. It is quite a large pub, which was perhaps why they didn't have the pool table bar open. From here it was round to Watergate Bay, which is a large beach that was quite busy for October. A couple of ups and downs later, we were approaching Mawgan Porth.

The Merrymoor Inn looked like a pub from the outside. Pints of Trelawawny (3.8%) and Sharp's Own (4.4%) for £6.40. There were plenty of beaches and it was still busy as we made our way north.

There were the usual ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous. Approaching Porthcothan, there were also plenty of small islands and unusual holes in the cliffs to go with the fine looking beaches. After another busy beach at Treyarnon, we went around to Constantine Bay. We weren't sure where the path went, but we headed inland to the bus stop. Having some spare time before the next bus, we had pasties and followed another path to the beach to find the coastpath.

We were about ten miles from Newquay. The bus deviated to a few villages on the way and took nearly an hour, but more annoyingly cost us £6 each.

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