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Tours > England's West Country > Porthcurno

Porthcurno - Cornish Riviera

Porthcurno beach. Wikipedia photo

Just off the B3315 running southeast from Land's End is the tiny village of Porthcurno with its exquisite little beach made of tiny white shells. From the beach, steep steps lead up to the ancient Greece-inspired Minack Theatre, hewn out of the rocks in the 1930's where a season of plays, operas and musicals in this most inspiring of backgrounds, lasts from May to September. To the east of the village, a white pyramid on the shore marks the spot where the first transatlantic cables were laid in 1880. Treryn Dinas, an Iron-Age fort is situated on the headland, as is Logan's Rock, the rocking stone which never rocked again after being toppled (and replaced) by a gang led by Oliver Goldsmith in 1824.

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