Porthchapel Beach (Cornwall)
Porthchapel beach is sandy that requires a half-mile walk through a wooded valley.
There are no facilities and car park is a field by St. Levan Church.
Porthchapel beach does not allow dogs between Easter and October.
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- 15th May 2020-17th May 2020The festival runs for three days at Porthminster beach in St Ives. Activities include:fantastic demonstrations from nationally renowned celebrity chefs artisan traders with high-quality food and drink music performances children’s play area water sports activities
- The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre. The Minack Open Air Theatre was originally constructed in the 1930s by Rowena Cade, who lived on the site. The theatre today has a Rowena Cade Exhibition that tells the tale of how she built the theatre with her own hands and from May to September you can see drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of setting. This is not just a theatre but a location and experience that should not be missed.
- The Cafe at Porthcurno Beach is a family owned cafe and shop located on the beautiful Porthcurno beach. The cafe offers a selection of breakfast – coffee – lunch – afternoon teas and the shop stocks everything you will need for a family beach trip.
- Porthcurno Beach is a beautiful white sand, southeast facing beach in the western corner of the very lovely Porthcurno Bay. The beach has some protection by the cliffs on either side but the beach has a deep shelf into the sea at high tide that adults would find a challenge and so care must be taken with children. Facilities at the beach include car park, toilets, cafe and lifeguard patrols during the summer, with access to the beach along a hard path through the trees from the car park. This is a popular location as we would also suggest a visit to the Minack Theatre in the cliffs to the west and if you have time to the east Pedn Vounder Beach and the famous Logan Rock. This popularity does mean the car park can get very busy as a number of visitors use it to visit the theatre and museum rather than spending the day on the beach.
- The Telegraph Museum tells the story of how submarine cables from Porthcurno beach connected all corners of the world. The Telegraph Museum along with a large collection also includes the only complete working telegraph station left in the world. Visitors can explore:Eastern House, home to the World’s biggest telegraph station from the turn of the 20th Century. Grade II listed Cable House where the global network of cables came ashore. Secret World War Two tunnels, built to protect this critical communications hub from attack. The museum is open daily from Easter until the end of October and at various other times throughout the winter.
- Porthgwarra beach is a secluded small beach located within a small fishing village. Time your visit correctly as only a small beach available at low tide with an array of interesting rock pools and caves. One cave runs through part of the cliff; there is a rope to hang on to as it’s slippery. Facilities include parking in the village and the beach has toilets and shop.
- Pedn Vounder beach is sandy with the cliffs of Treryn Dinas. The eastern headland of the beach is the location of Logan’s Rock, a rectangular block of granite which can be rocked back and forth by one person. At high tide, the beach disappears. As the name suggests ‘pedn’ (head, end) and ‘vounder’ (road) this is a beach with no facilities. The beach is not easy to get to as it is not close to any car parks and the final stage of descent from the cliff path requires some climbing down steep rocks at the western end.
- The Logan Rock is an example of a logan or rocking stone. The rock is an eighty ton granite boulder perched on the edge of the cliffs. Finely balanced due to the actions of weathering, and prior to its restoration in 1824 it could be rocked by applying only a little pressure. The name Logan Rock is also applied to the surrounding tip of the headland, as well as the logan stone itself. Cripp’s Cove lies to the east beneath the rock. The headland is also an Iron Age promontory fort called Treryn Dinas, defended by three ramparts. A number of islands are located around the edge of Logan Rock including Great Goular, Horrace, and Seghy.
- Penberth Cove is a small fishing village with pebble beach. The village still supports a small fishing fleet and you will see these pulled up onto the beach. You do have space for a few cars but most people will see Penberth Cove whilst walking the spectacular cliff paths that passes through the Cove.
- Land’s End is the most south westerly point of mainland Britain on the Penwith peninsula, a unique location with beautiful scenery. Land’s End has a particular resonance because it is often used to suggest distance. Land’s End to John o’ Groats in Scotland is a distance of 838 miles (1,349 km) by road and defines the length of races, walks or charitable events. Explore the location; stand on the First and Last Point and take in the spectacular views; visit the historic buildings of the First and Last House and Penwith House; or wander around the West Country Shopping Village. In addition to this you have family entertainment of our five fantastic attractions which include a 4D Film Experience. Any visit to Lands End would not be complete without a photograph at the famous Signpost.
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