"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcurnick Beach

Porthcurnick is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sandy beach, approximately 210 metres wide, backed by cliffs and accessed by a footpath. A stream flows across the beach to the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Portscatho

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW879359


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Local area map loading...
Larger map

Things to see and do near Porthcurnick Beach

  • Copeland China Collection (4m)
  • Trelissick Garden (4m)
  • Mylor Sailing School (4m)
  • Loe Beach Watersports (4m)
  • Pendennis Castle (4m)
  • Ships and Castles Fun Pool (4m)
  • Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre (4m)
  • Orca Sea Safaris (5m)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (5m)
  • Falmouth Boat Hire (5m)
  • Falmouth Aquarium (5m)
  • Falmouth Art Gallery (5m)

Tourist Information

St Mawes
The Roseland Visitor Centre
The Millennium Rooms
The Square

Phone 01326 270440
Email manager@roselandinfo.com

Photos are automatically tagged by geographic coordinate proximity and/or are submitted by website visitors, and may not necessarily be specifically of Porthcurnick Beach.

Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 24 June


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 50%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 57%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:11 BST
(02:11 GMT)
Low Tide
09:47 BST
(08:47 GMT)
High Tide
15:43 BST
(14:43 GMT)
Low Tide
22:13 BST
(21:13 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Five Day Weather and Tides

Nearby coastal places and features

Local area map loading...

Accomodation near Porthcurnick Beach

Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs


All nearby accomodation

Tell us what you think about Porthcurnick Beach

Close to Portscatho, this is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs. The beach is reached by a footpath through fields and then steep zigzagged steps.

SeaBritain.co.uk is a Good Stuff website.