Porthcurno Bay

Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomView of Porthcurno Bay and Logan Rock Headland, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

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.

Panorama of Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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

Minack Theatre Steps at Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomAnd a glimpse of a Robinson-Crusoe-style stairway from Minack Theatre to …?

Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomAt 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.

Pedn Vounder Beach, Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomBesides, the view from the top was just fine. From there we could enjoy all the colors and textures of the land, the sounds of the wind and waves, and the scent of the ocean breeze.

Logan Rock, Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomWe could see the distant Logan Rock headland and the very distant Cornish coastline.

Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall, United KingdomWe could just stand quietly and take it all in. Or I could take a few pictures of everything…at least twice.


About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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5 Responses to Porthcurno Bay

  1. I like the two-fold bit of humour! Nicely done….

  2. tony says:

    Lovely photos, I was fishing Porthcurno Bay today, just on the second bay along not quite as sunny though. Pity you did not manage to get inside the theatre itself but a good excuse to come and stay with us again !. Lovely to meet you both and glad the sun shone for you during your time here. Keep clicking away, take care, Tony & Carol. Atlantic Heights. x x

  3. WOW! Blue water, stone steps, sand cove… so many beautiful things in these pictures 😀

  4. Vicky says:

    You have captured some stunning photos there 🙂

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