What a lovely surprise, a blue sky day so we headed for Porthpean Beach, which is about two or three miles from the town of 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 in the the photo above. It's not a hot spot for tourists but is somewhere the locals visit.
The name Porthpean is from the Cornish language words 'porth' meaning cove and 'pean' meaning little or small.
I always find cliffs interesting.
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 now 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 fields of green.
I reached the coastal path which heads towards Duporth Beach and Charlestown.
This a wonderful positive about Cornwall, there is a coastal path all along 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.