Thursday, 6 February 2020
Walking From Porthpean Beach to Duporth and Charlestown, Cornwall - Part 1
What a lovely surprise, a blue sky day so we headed for Porthpean Beach, which is about two or three miles from St. Austell and is part of St. Austell Bay.
Porthpean Beach is simply a stretch of sand backed by cliffs, as can be seen in the first photo above. It's not one of the hot spots for tourists but is somewhere that the locals visit.
The name Porthpean is from the Cornish language words 'porth' meaning cove and 'pean' meaning little or small.
I always like to look at cliffs, I find them fascinating.
Some of the Porthpean cliffs are topped with trees.
There are a couple of sets of steps for anyone (like me) who wants to get to the top of the cliffs. The steps also lead to the coastal path.
Looking down from the steps, half way. Not many people on the beach today!
A view from the top of the cliffs looking down on Porthpean beach.
At the top of the cliffs is an old look-out used during World War 2.
From the look-out the surrounding countryside can be seen. Lots of green grass from all of the recent rain.
I reached the coastal path which heads towards Duporth Beach and Charlestown.
This is the wonderful thing about Cornwall there is a coastal path all the way round the county and beyond. The path isn't always as neat, tidy and flat, as shown in my photo below, but is walkable as long as you don't mind ups and downs.
I'll continue on in my next post with more photos: of Duporth Beach, Porthpean, Charlestown etc. See:
Walking From Porthpean Beach to Duporth and Charlestown, Cornwall - Part 2
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