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, 204 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthcurno Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 17°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       7%  56%   19 mph
      7:11 am    7:20 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Drizzle in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       20%  92%   3 mph
      7:13 am    7:18 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       9%  71%   8 mph
      7:14 am    7:16 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       13%  71%   10 mph
      7:16 am    7:14 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain and windy until afternoon.
     
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       63%  92%   16 mph
      7:17 am    7:11 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       22%  94%   11 mph
      7:19 am    7:09 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until evening.
     
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       50%  95%   11 mph
      7:20 am    7:07 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Rain starting in the evening.
     
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       47%  61%   13 mph
      7:22 am    7:05 pm

  • Porthcurno Beach Tide Times

     

  • Porthcurno 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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  • 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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