Porthcurno Beach Cornish Holiday

Porthcurno exhibits beautiful white sand, turquoise waters and dramatic granite cliffs and should be at the top of your beach list if staying in Cornwall. A small cove at high tide expands to a large expanse of sand as the tide drops, perfect for family days out. High up on the cliff to the west of Porthcurno lies the internationally reknown and respected Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre  and brain-child of Rowena Cade, constructed above a precipitous gully and granite outcrop that juts outwards into the Atlantic. Interesting features of the bay include the Logan’s Rock, an 80 tonne rocking granite boulder, a short walk east of the beach. By the carpark is the Museum of Submarine Telegraphy, giving you a glimpse into the fascinating history of Cornwall’s role in global communications and the first recorded transatlantic message.

Lifeguards on duty seasonally.

Dog friendly (October to Easter)

Directions: Large carpark clearly sign posted, then take the footpath past the lifeguard hut, down the steps and onto the beach. Alternatively a precarious and bold route can be taken down the cliff from the Minack Theatre carpark.

Secret beach location: 50.042892,-5.650363