Described by some as being a paradise, Porthcurno Beach, located in the far west of Cornwall has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
The large beach, popular with families, has a stream that flows down one side which is great for kids to paddle in and up on the cliffs is the internationally renowned Minack Theatre, built in the 1920s by theatrical visionary Rowena Wade and her faithful gardener, which you can visit all year round.
The fascinating Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, that tells the story of Cornwall’s role in the pioneering days of global communications, is located just before you get to the main car park. Cables from here were buried beneath the beach and then laid on the seabed all over the world.
Lifeguard cover from the 15th of May until the 26th of September (2021).
Bringing your dog?
Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 July and 31 August (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2021).
Described by some as being a paradise. It’s easy to see why the location manager picked it for Nampara Cove. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty. In episode two of the first series, Demelza and Ross find themselves walking along Porthcurno in a dream sequence on a spectacular sunny day.