1. Facing the sea, go to the right-hand side of the quay to pick up the coastal path. When the track shortly ends, the path leads up through rocks, as indicated by a not very obvious yellow waymark. Press on along the narrow path. Then at the top of some steps it's worth going left before continuing on the path. This is an excellent viewpoint and the rocks make a natural throne from which to sit and enjoy the view.
Did you Know..
Derek Tangye was a debs' delight who came to Cornwall in 1950 with his wife Jeannie in search of the good life. He wrote about the walk in the 'Minack Chronicles', which was also the name of the ﬂower farm they bought. Look out for a gate on the right that gives access to Oliver's Land. In 1979 they bought 18 acres of land adjacent to their farm as a nature reserve, naming it after one of their cats. You can explore it, if you wish, with the help of a board at the entrance which provides more information.
2. Above Tater Du Lighthouse - Cornwall's most recently built lighthouse the path joins a track for a while. When the track turns right, inland, continue along the way marked coast path.
Did you know..
Tater Du Lighthouse was installed in 1865 after a series of shipwrecks off this coast. The light can be seen for 16 miles and the foghorn is a complex of 72 speakers.
None the less it did not prevent the Union Star from foundering in 1981, leading to the tragic loss of the eight-man crew of the Penlee lifeboat.