Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

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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.

Weather


Porthcurno Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall

Today
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 21
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 10.2 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Oct 22
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Oct 23
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 24
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (S)
Monday, Oct 25
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Oct 26
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (W)


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


Tides

Porthcurno Beach tide times.

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