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 seasonal dog restrictions, check signs on the beach.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall
Today (Tuesday, Mar 02)
Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 8.1 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 9.3℃ to 9.7℃ with a wind speed 6.1 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 8.7℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 0.8 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 7.2℃ to 8.3℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 5.5℃ to 6.1℃ with a wind speed 5.7 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 5.2℃ to 6.1℃ with a wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)
Monday, Mar 08
Expect a temperature in the range 9℃ to 9.8℃ with a wind speed 10 m/sec (SW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall.
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