Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno beach taken from Minack theatre, 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 a deep shelf into the sea at high tide that adults would find a challenge and so care must be taken with children.

    Bordered by the Minack Theatre in the cliffs to the west and Green Bay, To the east Pednvounder Beach and the famous Logan Rock.

    Facilities include car park, toilets, cafe and lifeguards in the summer.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Porthcurno, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthcurno Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C tomorrow.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until evening and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    18
       44%  79%   21 mph
      5:47 am    9:13 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
    14
    -> 
    16
       81%  82%   8 mph
      5:48 am    9:11 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       44%  43%   17 mph
      5:50 am    9:10 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Light rain overnight.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       9%  26%   17 mph
      5:51 am    9:08 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       42%  51%   13 mph
      5:53 am    9:07 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Windy throughout the day and light rain until evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    18
       65%  88%   25 mph
      5:54 am    9:05 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Windy throughout the day and mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    15
    -> 
    17
       19%  42%   25 mph
      5:55 am    9:04 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    14
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    17
       16%  9%   15 mph
      5:57 am    9:02 pm

  • Porthcurno Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthcurno Beach Water quality

    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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  • 1 Review on “Porthcurno Beach”

    1. Anonymous Porthcurno Beach
      Overall Rating:
      5

      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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