Porthcurno beach

Porthcurno beach

Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - excellent water quality

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014: Described by some as being a paradise, Porthcurno, 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.

Logan Rock famous for its 80 ton granite rocking stone is a 30 minute walk away round the bay to the left and 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. 

Bringing your dog?
Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (08:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Dog Friendly


  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard cover (Spring/Summer)
  • Restaurant/Cafe

Opening Times


MCS Good Beach Guide 2014


Porthcurno Beach
Porthcurno Cornwall TR19 6JX

What’s nearby

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