"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


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
TR19 7HX

Phone 01736 788165
Email stjusttourist@cornwall.gov.uk

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Forecast for Monday 21 January


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 69%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 70%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
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Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
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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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