Sennen to Porthcurno Walk

This weekend we decided to walk from Sennen Cove to Porthcurno. This 6.5 mile walk starts and finishes at lovely white sand beaches and takes in some spectacular coastal views as well as Land's End.
The section of coast path between Sennen and Land's End is quite an easy walk, whilst the rest of the walk is moderately strenuous with a narrow path around Nanjizal (Mill Bay).

This makes a good half day linear walk or can be made into a 10 mile circular walk via footpaths between Sennen and Porthcurno.

There are various options for refreshments on the walk with cafes at Sennen, Land's End, Porthgwarra and Porthcurno.

    

 

  Delaying the start of the walk by 10 minutes to allow this heavy shower to pass over was a good idea. Luckily the weather improved and we stayed dry for the walk, when the sun came out it was quite warm-not bad for late January. 

 

 

The harbour car park at the far end of Sennen Cove is close to the start of the walk and charges £3.50 per car for 24 hours.

There may be some competition for spaces with fishing boats during the winter but there was plenty of room.

 

  The Enys Dodnan rock arch just south of Land's End

 

  Some of the many rock formations along the route, looking back towards the Longships lighthouse.

 

 

The daymarks on Gwennap Head used to help to keep boats off the nearby Runnel stone rocks. The rocks are now marked by a buoy.

In the past if you were out at sea and the black & white mark became completely obscured by the red one you were on the rocks or about to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porthgwarra beach, as used by Ross Poldark for fishing and by Suzi the dog for chasing stones.

Porthgwarra is also home to some interesting rock arches and a cafe.

 

 

 

Porthcurno Bay looking across to Logan Rock.

The Minack Theatre is tucked away amongst the rocks.

 

Porthcurno beach, the end of the walk. As well as the lovely beach there are also the Minack Theatre and Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno.