Porthcurno Beach

Visit Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach on the stunning West Cornwall coast is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, with crystal clear waters and golden sand. Popular with families in the holidays the beach is ideal for a day out with easy access to the beach and parking nearby.

Nature lovers and walkers can take the South West Coast Path runs behind the beach.

Did you Know? Known as ‘the centre of the universe’, this beach is where the first telegraph cable was laid in 1870.

You can visit the amazing open air clifftop Minack Theatre which overlooks the ocean to the western side of the beach. Look out for thier latest productions.

Taking your four legged friend to Porthcurno beach, dogs are restricted in the Summer from 1 May – 30 September, 8am-7pm, but allowed the rest of the year.

This beach is …

  • Surfing spot
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Porthcurno Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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