Aside from parts of the Lizard, this 26 mile stretch is the most remote and least spoiled section of the south coast. After an enjoyable ferry ride across Falmouth Bay the path starts at the stunningly beautiful, and relatively unexplored, Roseland peninsula.
The path first traverses the magnificent St Anthony Head, which belongs to the National Trust, and Zone Point, the southernmost extremity of the Roseland. There is an alluringly inaccessible beach between the two points where you are sure to see grey seals and their pups in autumn.
The section between Portscatho and Portloe is strenuous. At low tide it is possible to leave Portscatho via Porthcurnick beach, although if you take the steps instead you will pass a seasonal refreshment hut!
Some steep descents and ascents at the Blouth and Straythe are followed by a long descent into Portloe. Cream teas are available at the post office. Follow the road from the quay until it goes down some wide steps and past some cottages. After the Post Office, pick up the path again in a landslip area just before West Portholland. From East Portholland continue along the coast to Porthluney Cove, where there is a seasonal café behind the beach.
To the north-east of Dodman Point and protected by it is the small anchorage of Gorran Haven. There are a couple of sandy beaches here, one of which, Vault Beach, is popular with nudists. Gorran Haven itself is a small and picturesque fishing village just two short miles from Mevagissey.