Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno beach near Lands End, Cornwall

Porthcurno Beach is a south-east-facing beach around 3 miles from Lands End and 8 miles from Penzance in the far west of Cornwall. The easy access, soft white sands and clear blue/green waters of the beach make it a popular destination for fun and sun-seeking holiday-makers.


Beach at Porthcurno, CornwallLocated in a scenic valley, atop the western side of the valley, cut into cliffs is the stunning Minack Theatre. The Minack is a magical location to experience open-air performances, with stunning coastal views. The internationally significant ‘Porthcurno Telegraph Museum’ is also located at the beach, in recognition of the role that Porthcurno played in the development of international communications.

Porthcurno holiday cottages are available to rent to holiday makers seeking accommodation in the area, as are holiday cottages in Penzance and Lands End.

Surfing is possible given helpful conditions, and walkers may walk the South West Coastal Path. For younger visitors, supervised children will enjoy paddling in a stream flowing through the beach.

Professional lifeguards patrol the beach from May to September. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October. A large car park is located next to the beach, with facilities.

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