Located in the far west of Cornwall Porthcurno beach is considered as being a paradise and undoubtedly one of Cornwall’s prettiest beaches.
With high cliffs on both sides providing shelter from cold northerly winds and gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun, it is an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
This family beach provides great atmosphere for both surfing and swimming, although conditions are changeable. The stream at the top of the beach is also ideal and safe for children paddling.
This beach is also noted for its isolation and privacy rather than the movement of ships.
Porthcurno beach includes all the essential beach side facilities.
There is a restaurant and a café across the road from car parking. Telephone and public toilets are also available to facilitate the visitors.
Lifeguard service is also available in the summer from May to September.
Dogs are welcome on this beach except between May and Septmeber when a seasonal ban is in place. On the cliffs to the west of Porthcurno is the world famous Minack theatre which was built in the 1920s by theatrical visionary Rowena wade and her faithful gardener.
This amazing open air venue commands spectacular views across to Porthcurno bay with its golden rocks and turquoise water.
A walk in either direction from Porthcurno will take you to less visited but equally beautiful beaches including Porthgwarra, which means wooded cove in Cornish.
Compared to some of the other beaches in Cornwall Porthcurno is a little off the beaten track and would be seen less of a built up area.
So you won’t find a Premier Inn plonked on the cliff top ruining your view, instead you could stay in a good old traditional bed and breakfast like the Rockbridge House or the Wolfrock Holiday Apartment both of which are both a five to ten minute walk away from the beach.
There are many Activities in Cornwall and of course Porthcurno and the surrounding area offers a number of things to do most of the year.
The Telegraph Museum is an iconic place to visit as Porthcurno was the recipient of the first under water telephone cable in 1870.
Walkers will be in for a treat with some spectacular views either side of the beach but be careful if you do come across the cliff path that leads to the Minack Theatre from the beach, its not for the faint hearted.