The Cornwall Tourist Board put out Press Releases to dissuade you from visiting this beach in this summer of balmy weather. The lanes were blocked and road rage spoilt the day for many - This must have been one year in thirty for such behaviour. Now is the time to visit, for Autumn and Winter can be awe-inspiring seasons for beaching it. This is a white shell sand beach washed by turquoise sea and surrounded by high granite cliffs - a place of real beauty. Access is via boat or a steep descent from the coast path. It is possible to reach the beach at very low tide but beware of fast incoming tides. There is a naturist beach popular with Northern Europeans. The irony is that it is often called a favourite amongst broadsheets “Secret Beaches” - now not so secret. Porthcurno’s beach, to the west of it, can be accessed via the car park below the Telegraph Museum where there is a charge.
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