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A very windy walk to a very hidden hut

A short drive from St Mawes takes you on some winding roads to little known Porthcurnick beach. A little bird had told us that this was where we’d find the best spot for lunch and we’d say that even if you’re not planning on stopping for long, pull up in the car park and crack open a flask. You just can’t beat the blue view:

Anticipation drove us against the wind, across the clifftop field and down to sheltered sands in search of the heralded ‘hidden hut’ – you may have heard of it as it turns out the little bird has been quite vocal recently, chirping in several national papers and all over the internet.


Walking to the Hidden Hut

However, it’s only a cafe some of the time, and this time wasn’t one of them. So what do you do on a winter’s walk when the only cafe is shut?

The Hidden Hut

 We had fun constructing our own little hideaway – sandy seacrapers, slate slab benches and buckets for barbecues. The Herculean effort by Pete was somewhat undermined by his lack of engineering expertise, as the solid stone seating gave way beneath us…

Building a beach seat Beach seats Broken beach seat


Still, the views were worth the walk.

Portscatho beach view


 Stay in one of our cottages in Portscatho or on the Roseland.

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