Porthcurno Beach (Cornwall)

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  • Information

    Porthcurno Beach is a beautiful white sand, southeast facing beach in the western corner of the very lovely Porthcurno Bay. The beach has some protection by the cliffs on either side but the beach has a deep shelf into the sea at high tide that adults would find a challenge and so care must be taken with children.

    Facilities at the beach include car park, toilets, cafe and lifeguard patrols during the summer, with access to the beach along a hard path through the trees from the car park.

    This is a popular location as we would also suggest a visit to the Minack Theatre in the cliffs to the west and if you have time to the east Pedn Vounder Beach and the famous Logan Rock. This popularity does mean the car park can get very busy as a number of visitors use it to visit the theatre and museum rather than spending the day on the beach.

    Porthcurno Beach has dog restrictions. Porthcurno beach has seasonal dog restrictions, check signs on the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality
    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

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      The Cafe at Porthcurno Beach

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    1 Review on “Porthcurno Beach (Cornwall)”

    • Anonymous
      3 years ago

      Perfect after a Minack visit
      Good beach and protected by the high cliffs. The sea steeps very quickly and was a problem for smaller children and we were quite nervous.
      The road access was a pain as we got stuck on narrow lanes between tractors and buses.
      Overall a great stop off when combined with a trip to Minack Theatre but not sure if I would just visit the beach.

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