Porthcurno beach taken from Minack theatre, Cornwall
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    Porthcurno Beach 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.

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  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing 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

    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures rising to 12°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until afternoon and windy until evening.
       98%  99%   27 mph
      8:14 am    4:21 pm
    Friday, Dec 14th
     Windy starting in the evening and rain overnight.
       74%  85%   21 mph
      8:15 am    4:21 pm

    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon.
       99%  92%   23 mph
      8:16 am    4:22 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       69%  62%   15 mph
      8:16 am    4:22 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Overcast throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.
       61%  90%   19 mph
      8:17 am    4:22 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Rain and dangerously windy in the morning.
       94%  73%   31 mph
      8:18 am    4:22 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Windy and foggy until evening.
       82%  90%   28 mph
      8:18 am    4:23 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       73%  56%   12 mph
      8:19 am    4:23 pm

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    Porthcurno Beach Reviews

    1 Review on “Porthcurno Beach”

    1. Anonymous Porthcurno Beach
      Overall Rating:

      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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