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

  • Penzance   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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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   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 2
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    £262
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    This lovely, ground floor holiday property overlooks Newlyn Harbour and sleeps two people in one double bedroom.
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  • Newlyn   (6.3 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £339
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    Contemporary two bedroom Newlyn holiday cottage set close to the beach & attractions. Free nearby parking, laundry facilities, private courtyard. One dog welcome. Short breaks.
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  • Sennen   (2.7 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £573
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    This is a fascinating property with wonderful high vaulted ceilings with light flooding in through large windows, which give views over the garden and countryside beyond. Attach...
     
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  • Pendeen   (4.6 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 4
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    £351
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    This charming, detached Cornish cottage overlooks magnificent coastline with Pendeen lighthouse in the distance. Set on an ancient site, in a peaceful hamlet designated as a SSS...
     
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  • Mousehole   (6.0 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 5
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    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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  • Mousehole   (5.5 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 4
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    £517
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    With spectacular sea views, this beautiful, 200-year-old stone holiday cottage is nestled on the coastal path route, above the picturesque village of Mousehole. Tamarisk Cottage...
     
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  • St Just   (5.4 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £2,000
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    A former coaching inn run by the Woolcock family for over 100 years, The Commercial is well known locally for its great food and warm Cornish welcome.
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  • Newlyn   (6.1 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
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    £233
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  • Sennen   (2.4 miles from the centre of Porthcurno)
    Sleeps 3
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    £260
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    This ground floor apartment is located close to Land’s End, and just a short distance to the beautiful white sandy beach of Sennen Cove which is popular with surfers and where y...
     
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