Walk - Porthcurno and Penberth
3.2 miles (5.2 km)
Porthcurno, Main Valley Car Park TR19 6JX Porthcurno, Main Valley Car Park
Moderate - Generally good paths, some over fields; one length of minor road; the Coast Path has one steep climb and descent.
A cliff walk high above turquoise seas and sandy coves, once the heart of Britain's overseas communications, passing a tiny picturesque harbour and an important promontory fort from prehistoric times. Today the spectacular granite buttresses of the coastal headlands are widely enjoyed by audiences in the outdoor Minack Theatre as well as the millions of viewers of films and a television series based on the stories of Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher. A good walk for children, who will love the rocks and the prehistoric promontory castle.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.