Itinerary

Porthcurno Beach

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 not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Porthcurno Beach Photos

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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NW)

Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Porthcurno Beach Tide Times

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