Walk - Porthcurno from Porthgwarra
2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Porthgwarra car park - TR19 6JP Porthgwarra car park
Moderate - A mostly level walk, with some short, steep gradients including steps, and some scrambling around boulders.
From England's most southwesterly cove the Coast Path travels through an area of open heathland, high above an area of spectacular granite towers and buttresses fringed with wildflowers. Carrying on down ancient steps above a secluded sandy beach, it passes the holy well of a medieval saint, still used for baptisms, before continuing into Porthcurno, once the heart of the British Empire's communications network. Here the Minack Theatre perches high above another beach where turquoise water laps on white sand, with the headland at Treryn Dinas a stunning backdrop to the amphitheatre's al fresco performances. A good walk in spring and autumn, when rare migrant birds, butterflies and moths are sometimes blown in.