In the English summer of 2015, my boyfriend and I went on an amazing road trip down to the south of England. On this trip I witnessed the most beautiful beach in the UK I have EVER seen. With a theatre hanging on the side of the cliff, bright turquoise coloured water and a white sand beach, it’s so picturesque you will feel like you’re in Greece!
Porthcurno is a 20 minute drive from Penzance and a 5 and a half hour drive from London but it’s totally worth the trip! When you get there, there are two carparks and I suggest (if you’re driving) to going all the way to the top of the hill instead of the one at the bottom because then you don’t have to pay for parking! We parked by the beach at the bottom because it was further away from the theatre and we thought it would be cheaper, but turns out we were wrong! The beach is something so special and it doesn’t feel like you’re at a UK beach because it’s not pebbled and over-crowded!
You have to come here if you are travelling to the UK, this is definitely my new favourite place in the beautiful county Cornwall. If you’re coming from London, catch a train to Penzance which will take about 5 hours, then you can easily find a bus from there to Porthcurno called 1A, which leaves every 2 hours and is approximately £2-3 one way. If you want to know more about the timetable then click here.
After you have sunbathed on the beach until your heart’s content, then you have to make sure you climb the steep and narrow steps up to the top of the hill where the theatre is situated. It costs £4 to get in but it’s totally worth it because the views are amazing, and you can get some fantastic pictures! They even have live shows still running at the theatre which you should totally check out if you’re in this area for a few days.
There are also remarkable coastal walks in the south of England, so you must do one of them when you’re down that way. Do you have another beautiful spot in England you would like to share? Please tell! If you need accommodation then make sure you read my guide on ‘How to get free accommodation’. If that’s not for you then try Agoda and Booking.com, I highly recommend them!