Visit Porthcurno Cornwall

Visiting Porthcurno Cornwall

If your coming to Cornwall this spring or summer then visiting Porthcurno is must, with its mince theatre and amazing beaches it has a lot to offer! Porthcurno is a tiny Cornish village covering a small grassy and sometimes rocky valley dropping down to a beach which is on the south coast of Cornwall, England in the United Kingdom.

Porthcurno Settlement

It was the main settlement in a civil and an ecclesiastical parish, they are both named St Levan, which comprise Porthcurno, diminutive St Levan itself, Trethewey and Treen, wonderful little treasures can be found if you go exploring!

Thinking of a nice Porthcurno Walk? well how about, the Porthcurno Trail Walk, and directions are below:

Starting Point of the Porthcurno Trail 

You start this lovely walk at the Porthcurno car park , and for those with experience its grid ref sw388223, then the next steps will be from the car park , and head seaward down the footpath to a junction with a small granite signpost.Fro this point take a left turn at way mark , signed Penberth , following straight up the hill.

Then at the granite stile, turn right towards the coast.Then,when you get to the small sized pill box, take a right hand turn inland and stop to take in the amazing views of the world-famous Minack open-air theatre built into the opposite cliff, which looks out to sea.

 

 

 

At the bottom of the hill, and near to the Porthcurno relay hut, turn right onto the narrow track and return to the car park.

The name Porthcurno

The name Porthcurno in Cornish simply means “COVE of horns” and presumably from the strange cliff formations that surround the area.The word Porth meaning the cove , is very often used to name certain parts of the Cornish coastline and signifies a beach thats large enough for a good sized boat to be landed.

The ancient Cornish language sadly all but died out in the very early 19th century , however it was revived in the early 20th century, and is now spoken by Cornish enthusiast s all over the world.