Walk the South West Coast Path - St Ives to Falmouth Section

Luggage Transfers covers the entire South West Coast, but this was where it all began.  Back in 2009, we began operating our Cornish luggage transfers between St Ives and Falmouth moving a few bags a day.  By the end of the first year, we’d already began making plans for the rest of the South West.  Fast forward to the present time, and we move thousands of bags each year for walkers and cyclists throughout the South West of England.

Below, you’ll find more information about the route, as well as some example itineraries and a link to our walker friendly accommodation for this section of the SWCP.  Here you’ll find everything you need to help plan your adventure between St Ives and Falmouth on the South West Coast Path.

Start: St Ives
Finish: Falmouth
Total Distance: 101.7 miles / 163.7 km
Luggage transfers available: 1st March to 31st October

Walk and explore the St Ives to Falmouth section of the South West Coast Path

If you only get to visit the South West Coast Path once in your life, and you want to see as much variety as possible, then in our opinion this is the area you should choose.  Starting in the popular town of St Ives, home to 5 beaches the walk takes you around the Land’s End Peninsula into Mounts Bay, before heading around Lizard Point and into the soft and welcoming creeks of the Helford.

Popular walking itinerary between St Ives and Falmouth

Day 1 - St Ives to Zennor (6.5 miles / 10.5 km)
Day 2 - Zennor to St Just (11.5 miles / 18.5 km)
Day 3 - St Just to Porthcurno (11.5 miles / 18.5 km)
Day 4 - Porthcurno to Penzance (11.5 miles / 18.5 km)
Day 5 - Penzance to Porthleven (14 miles / 22.5 km)
Day 6 - Porthleven to The Lizard (14 miles / 22.5 km)
Day 7 - The Lizard to Coverack (10.5 miles / 17 km)
Day 8 - Coverack to Helford (13 miles / 21 km)

There are two rivers to cross today. Please click here to view river crossing information.

Day 9 - Helford to Falmouth (10 miles / 16 km)

Relaxed walking itinerary between St Ives and Falmouth

Day 1 - St Ives to Zennor (6.5 miles / 10.5 km)
Day 2 - Zennor to Pendeen (7 miles / 11.5 km)
Day 3 - Pendeen to Sennen (9 miles / 14.5 km)
Day 4 - Sennen to Porthcurno (6.5 miles / 10.5 km)
Day 5 - Porthcurno to Mousehole (8 miles / 13 km)
Day 6 - Mousehole to Marazion (7 miles / 11.5 km)
Day 7 - Marazion to Porthleven (10.5 miles / 17 km)
Day 8 - Porthleven to Mullion (7 miles / 11.5 km)
Day 9 - Mullion to Cadgwith (10.5 miles / 16.5 km)
Day 10 - Cadgwith to Porthallow (12 miles / 19 km)
Day 11 - Porthallow to Helford (7.5 miles / 12.5 km)

There are two rivers to cross today. Please click here to view river crossing information.

Day 12 - Helford to Falmouth (10 miles / 16 km)

Fast paced walking itinerary between St Ives and Falmouth

Day 1 - St Ives to Pendeen (14 miles / 22.5 km)
Day 2 - Pendeen to Porthcurno (15.5 miles / 25 km)
Day 3 - Porthcurno to Penzance (11.5 miles / 18.5 km)
Day 4 - Penzance to Porthleven (14 miles / 22.5 km)
Day 5 - Porthleven to The Lizard (14 miles / 22.5 km)
Day 6 - The Lizard to Porthallow (15.5 miles / 25 km)
Day 7 - Porthallow to Falmouth (17 miles / 27.5 km)

There are two rivers to cross today. Please click here to view river crossing information.