On a recent trip to Cornwall, my husband and I drove a southern coastal route that was supposed to include the famous Minack Theatre, which sits above Porthcurno Bay. I write “supposed to” because although we made it to the parking lot, we arrived at 3:40 pm, which was 10 minutes after the winter closing time. I blame myself for not double-checking the off-season hours and for taking so much time at the earlier destinations. (Is it my fault that I simply must take a picture of just about everything…at least twice?) My husband would not be remiss to blame me, too.
Thankfully, my mess-up was not without an up side. We were able to enter the gift shop that sold books and photos of the theatre as well as a much-needed bottle of water. Also, just outside of the theatre’s fence was a pathway that led to a cliff edge, which afforded a stunning view of Porthcurno Bay
At the lookout point, one could also see Porthcurno Beach and have access to a less-than-inviting stairway down to the beach, of which we did not avail ourselves. Do you see those dots on the beach? Exactly. What goes down must come up (remember the parking lot?) so, no, thank you.
We could see the distant Logan Rock headland and the very distant Cornish coastline.