From Land’s End and Sennen Cove we travelled 4 miles south to Porthcurno. This is home to possibly the nicest beach we came across whilst in Cornwall. There is a car park only a short 5 minute walk away from Porthcurno Beach and from there you take a wander down a sandy pathway towards the sea front. The beach is beautifully clean and uncommercialised, very tranquil and unspoilt. A real treat! There are no facilities here other than a lifeguard post so this is a beach meant for pure relaxation away from the daily grind. The waters are crystal clear and when the sun is shining they are beautifully turquoise and very inviting. The beach itself is surrounded by high cliffs on both sides which make it feel wonderfully secluded and provide shelter from the wind so you really feel the benefits of the sunshine!
Perched just up above the cliffs of Porthcurno is the Minack Theatre. There is a pathway leading up the steep cliff face which will take you about 20 minutes to climb, that will take you the scenic route to the theatre, or for those who don’t fancy is there is always the option to drive to the top! Whichever option you choose, the Minack Theatre is a must for anyone visiting this area. The theatre is world famous and one of the best examples of an open-air theatre out there. It was thought up by Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack House at the top of the cliff back in the 1930’s and together with the help of her gardener she set about bringing her vision to life. And thank goodness she did! The views of the sea and the surrounding bay are absolutely stunning. I can’t imagine there could be a better spot to sit and watch a play.
If you’re in Cornwall make sure to pay a visit! It really is worth it!!