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Porthcurno walk


Savour the special views of an aquamarine sea and white shell beach on this gentle circular walk.

Look out for Second World War defence pill boxes too. Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); Type of walk: 'Beautiful Views', 'Historical Footsteps', 'Flora and Fauna'.

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Map route for Porthcurno walk
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Porthcurno car park, grid ref: SW388223


From the car park at Porthcurno, head seaward down the footpath to a junction with a granite signpost.

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Turn left at the waymark, signed to Penberth, and follow the path up the hill.


At the granite stile, turn right towards the coast.

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When you get to the pill box, turn right inland and stop to take in the views of the world-famous Minack open-air theatre built into the opposite cliff.

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At the bottom of the hill, near to the Porthcurno relay hut, turn right onto the track and return to the car park.

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Porthcurno car park, grid ref: SW388223

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This walk has some uneven surfaces and passes close to cliff edges in some places, so take care.

Dogs welcome but please keep a close eye on them.

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Porthcurno walk

How to get here

Porthcurno, Cornwall, TR19 6JS
By train

Penzance, 10 miles (16km).

By road

Follow A30 from Penzance signposted to Land's End. At Catchall turn left onto B3283, through St Buryan then left again, clearly signposted to Porthcurno.

By bus

Buses 1a, 501, 504 to car park.

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Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome under close control