Penwith Access and Rights of Way – this is a local community based organisation working with a wide range of partners including the West Cornwall Local Action Group and Cornwall Council to improve access to the countryside for both local people and visitors, with a particular interest in access to Penwith’s diverse collection of Ancient and Historic Sites. It also aims to help encourage tourism for the benefit of local businesses and to offer people the opportunity to carry out practical conservation tasks.

Two Short

 Walks Around Porthgwarra 3.5miles miles


These are two short walks, totalling 3.5 miles in length, that start from Porthgwarra Cove and which give cliff top views towards the Lizard and the Isles Of Scilly. The return part of the first walk is suitable for wheel chair users and pushchairs who may easily reach the Cliff top Coastwatch Station.

There is a pay and Display car park at the start of the walk and toilets in season. There is also a café at Porthgwarra.

The Slipway Porthgwarra Cove


To reach Porthgwarra from Penzance take the A30 towards Land’s End and just after Drift turn left on the B3283 for St Buryan and Porthcurno. Do not turn left off of the B3315 for Porthcurno but continue towards Land’s End and at a sharp right hand bend turn left onto the road signposted to Porthgwarra.