"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a rural sandy beach, approximately 130 metres wide, set in a picturesque cove backed by cliffs. There is a small stream that flows onto the beach and disperses over the sand.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Penzance

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW387222

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthcurno Beach

  • The Minack Theatre and visitor Centre (0m)
  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (0m)
  • Lands End (3m)
  • Lands End Visitors Centre (3m)
  • Newlyn Art Gallery (6m)
  • Trengwainton Garden (7m)
  • Penlee House Gallery & Museum (7m)
  • Jubilee Pool (7m)
  • St Michael's Mount (7m)
  • The Levant Beam Engine (7m)

Tourist Information

St Just
Tourist Information Centre
The Library
Market Street
Penzance
Cornwall
England
TR19 7HX

Phone 01736 788165
Email stjusttourist@cornwall.gov.uk
http://www.visit-westcornwall.com/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 19 August

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1022
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1022
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:06 BST
(02:06 GMT)
Low Tide
09:42 BST
(08:42 GMT)
High Tide
15:35 BST
(14:35 GMT)
Low Tide
22:18 BST
(21:18 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.

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Tell us what you think about Porthcurno Beach

The beach is set in an idyllic cove. It has golden white sand with striking cliffs as a backdrop. It is popular with both locals and tourists and can be good for surfing on occasions.

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