Cornwall Beach Guide

Porthcurno Beach

Description:
Porthcurno Beach is a perfect sandy beach with superb coastal scenery. The nearby Minack Theatre can be visited during the day. Pedn Vounder Beach can also be reached via the coast path.
Safety:
Lifeguards in summer. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
The path from the car park to Porthcurno Beach takes several minutes to walk and final access to the beach is via a short set of steps. There is a difficult climb down at Pedn Vounder Beach.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Porthcurno Beach from 1st May to 30th September (8am to 7pm).
Directions:
Porthcurno village is 10 miles from Penzance which is 27 miles from Truro and 14 miles from Helston. Approach Penzance on the A30 and follow the directions for Lands End to stay on the A30. Two miles after Penzance turn left on the B3283 and drive through St Buryan. When the B3283 joins the B3315 continue on the B3315 through Treen and shortly after Treen turn left (signposted to Porthcurno). Drive through Porthcurno village and park at the main car park. There is a short walk to Porthcurno Beach.
Post Code:
TR19 6JX.
Parking:
1 main car park at Porthcurno, also 1 car park for the Minack Theatre.
Toilets:
Yes, by the main Porthcurno car park.
Facilities:
Café, Museum, Theatre.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Lamorna Cove (6 miles, small sandy cove)
Porthchapel (less than 1 mile, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Porthgwarra (3 miles, sandy beach)
Sennen Cove (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
porthcurno large map