Discover Cornwall’s amazing coastline as well as its stunning countryside all from the comfort of the train. With travel sorted, sit back and relax and see what Cornwall has to offer.

All the below routes have been supplied by Great Scenic Railways: Devon and Cornwall.

St Ives

Bay Line

Enjoy spectacular views as the line sweeps along the coast past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Ives. Then head for the beach, explore the harbour or wander the shops and art galleries.

The line starts at St Erth, the penultimate station on the main line between London Paddington and Penzance. If arriving by car, use the new Park & Ride at St Erth station (TR27 6JW).

(Note: the old Lelant Saltings P&R is now closed.)

Dogs are welcome on the train (but please note beach restrictions).

st ives

Looe Valley


The journey to Looe is full of beautiful views out of the train window. The wooded valley teeming with wildlife opens up to glorious estuary views as the river meets the sea. Bird watchers will love this line as, especially at low tide, the river is full of wading birds such as Little Egrets, Grey Herons, Oystercatchers and Curlews.

Once in Looe, there’s plenty to explore. Safe beaches, quality accommodation, excellent restaurants and a maze of narrow streets full of lovely independent shops and pubs.

Dogs are welcome on the train.




The Maritime Line links the bustling Cathedral city of Truro with the harbour port of Falmouth. This busy line is great for going shopping in Truro, exploring Falmouth and its maritime history or for exploring the area on foot with the many footpaths and trails that exist.

Dogs are welcome on the train.



coast line

Travelling through the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, across the Goss Moor and finally glimpsing views of the Atlantic Ocean is a great way to arrive in the popular surf resort of Newquay. The railway station is conveniently located in the heart of the town, so forget parking problems and traffic – come by train.

Blessed with 11 golden sandy beaches and some of Europe’s best surfing conditions, Newquay is a bustling town at any time of year. In the summer the town plays host to a number of festivals and events including Boardmasters, which combines music and surf competitions with the dramatic coastal scenery.

Dogs are welcome on the train.


Tamar Valley


Take a window seat and enjoy the rolling countryside, sleepy villages and tranquil river crossings. Across the viaduct, explore the village of Calstock, with its great pubs and ice cream parlour.

The highlight of the journey is when the train slowly creeps down over the Calstock viaduct and you are 120 feet high looking down on the river below. Look closely out of the window and see the National Trust house Cotehele nestled in the woods.

Dogs are welcome on the train.

tamar valley

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