Porthcurno Beach, West Cornwall

Porthcurno Beach, West Cornwall

Breathtaking cliff top coastal walking around Porthcurno

Breathtaking cliff top coastal walking around Porthcurno

Porthcurno around three miles from Land's End is one of Cornwall's most spectacular beaches, described by most who visit as a beach paradise. The sandy cove with its turquoise waters sits at Cornwall's most south westerly point. Bus services run regularly to Porthcurno from Penzance bus station, including an open top bus service during the summer season. Spectacular cliff top walking surrounds the sandy beach cove - head up from Porthcurno's Main Valley Car Park for a breathtaking three mile, dog and family friendly coastal walk to Penberth and back, taking in beaches and dog friendly inns en-route.

Naturally formed and flanked by great granite cliffs and rock formations, Porthcurno is a photographer's dream, with some of the best views of the beach and surrounding coastline available from the The Minack Theatre high up on the cliff face. This stunning beach cove of glorious golden sands is made up of ground shell particles. Looking down at Porthcurno beach from The Minack Theatre, the water takes on a beautiful clear turquoise colour. This effect is largely due to the shell fragments in the sand which run well under the waterline - the effect is magical indeed. Parking is located just 200 yards from the beach.

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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum sits adjacent to Porthcurno beach and is an important site within the history of Britain's communications networks, including the internet. The first undersea telegraph cable was laid from Porthcurno in 1870. In 1900 it was the world's largest telegraph station. To protect it, during the Second World War it was moved into bomb-proof and gas-proof tunnels - and today a visit to the museum includes a tour around this fascinating underground building.

Accommodation near Porthcurno

  • Mousehole   (5.7 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £251
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Traditional Mousehole cottage close to Penzance. Two pets welcome & local spectacular coastal walks. Ideal for touring the South West with fitted kitchen & two double bedrooms.
     
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  • Penzance   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £60
    Per room per night (based on 2 sharing)
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    Beautiful country estate near Penzance. Four stunning en-suite rooms each named after a famous poet. Breakfast included in price. Camp bed provided for children. Free Wi-Fi.
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  • Newlyn   (6.1 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Prices from
    £30
    Double £60 pr, Family Suite: adults fr £35/children £10-15
     
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    15% off all stays of 7 days and over
    Relaxed friendly B&B on Newlyn harbourside between Penzance & Mousehole, superb views, private/en-suite facilities, large guest lounge, free WiFi/use of computer, tea/coffee trays.
     
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  • Sennen   (2.7 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 5
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    £354
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    Only a 250-yard walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Whitesand Bay, this charming little row of three delightful and comfortably furnished holiday cottages commands magnificen...
     
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  • Mousehole   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 5
    Prices from
    £352
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    This former fisherman’s cottage is set only yards from the harbour in the village of Mousehole, a popular destination in Cornwall. Adjoining another property, this traditional c...
     
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  • Lower Treave   (2.8 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 4
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    £261
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Ideal for exploring far West Cornwall, Sennen, Lands End and Cape Cornwall
     
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  • Mousehole   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 3
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    £246
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    Ideal touring location
     
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  • St Just   (4.9 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 3
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    £286
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    Good touring base
     
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  • St Just   (5.4 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Prices from
    £485
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
     
    Self-catering holiday cottage in Penzance, providing modern, pet-friendly accommodation with an on-site sauna and a games room. Boat for hire. Pets welcome.
     
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  • Mousehole   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £444
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    Just 100 yards from the picturesque harbour and sandy beach of Mousehole, this delightful property is one of a pair and offers elegant holiday accommodation with a light and air...
     
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