South West Coast Path
South Bay holiday park is ideally situated for you to take advantage of some of the UK’s best views and coastal walks. Our 3 self catering caravans, Caravan B4, Caravan G64 and Caravan B19 are just minutes away from the beauty of the South West Coastal Path and are available for 3, 4 and 7 night breaks / Holidays.
The South West Coast Path was originally created by coastguards, patrolling the south west peninsula looking out for smugglers. They literally had to check in every inlet so their cliff top walk was well used and gives us the amazing Path we use today. The Path has also been used by fishermen looking for shoals of fish and checking the sea conditions.
As well as the views, you will can also see the coastguards’ old stone stiles and walls in many places. Also a series of coastguard cottages was built with many of them still standing today although their use has of course changed.
The South West Coast Path itself is 630 miles long and is the longest National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon passing South Bay Holiday Park and Berry Head National Nature Reserve and the beautiful St Mary’s Bay located just on the outskirts of Brixham it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
Whether you are having an afternoon stroll to Brixham approx 1.5 hrs and back or a days walk to Dartmouth ( approx 10.9 miles (17.5 km)) or you want to challenge yourself to walking the whole 630 miles, the path is well sign posted in both directions.