The name Pedn Vounder comes from the Cornish, ‘pedn’ meaning head and ‘vounder’, lane. It’s an isolated, sandy beach on the south coast of the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall, approachable only by boat or on foot by climbing down steep rocks from a coastal path along the cliffs. The nearest town is Porthcurno, from which you can walk to Pedn Vounder at a very low tide, but it’s quite easy to get cut off and have to face a steep climb up the cliff path.
Perched on the headland is The Logan Rock, an 80 ton block of granite which secure on its mooring but is finely balanced due to weathering and erosion – an adult can comfortably (and safely!) rock it back and forth where it stands.
Be forewarned – this location is an unofficial naturist beach.