Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Porthcurno beach is a pocket of paradise. Sheltered by the surrounding cliffs, the unspoilt beach has beautiful soft white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters that have to be seen to be believed. A must visit for anyone visiting Cornwall.
As you walk down the final sandy steps and overlook Porthcurno beach for the first time it’s hard to resist getting your camera out to capture it’s natural beauty.
Despite it’s secluded location in far West Cornwall, Porthcurno beach was once was the centre of global telegraph communications, when in 1870 undersea telegraph cables were connected from the sleepy Cornish village to Bombay, India. A museum located just before the car park tells the story of Cornwall’s major part in the birth of modern communication.
And if all that beauty and history isn’t enough, just around the corner, carved into the granite cliffs overlooking the ocean is is the world famous open air Minack Theatre – one of the most unique and breathtaking places in the world to watch a play.
A large pay and display car park is located approximately 250m behind Porthcurno beach. Access to the beach via a sandy path and steep steps.
Public toilets are located in the car park, which is located approximitly 250m behind Porthcurno beach. Open throughout the year with a 20p charge to use.
The only access to Porthcurno beach is down a steep set of steps.