"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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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 16 January


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 66%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 14mph, gusting to 18mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:08 GMT
Low Tide
10:42 GMT
High Tide
16:26 GMT
Low Tide
22:58 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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