How long does it take to walk the South West Coast Path?
The South West Coast Path is officially 630 miles long starting in the seaside town of Minehead in Somerset, before hugging the coastlines of North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon and finishing in Poole, Dorset.
The path is normally completed in 35-52 days over 5-8 weeks. Some walkers will do this in one go, but many will visit multiple times walking 1-2 weeks each visit.
Of those walking the entire path in one go, few book all accommodations at once. Most will plan a week or so ahead, allowing changes for rest days, minor injuries and bad weather.