The Beach Guide

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach - Cornwall
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Porthcurno is a stunning beach that joins up with two others at low tide to create an expanse of golden sand that runs all the way from the Minack Theatre to the Logan Rock. The clear turquoise water can be good for both swimming and surfing, although conditions are changeable and sometimes dangerous. There is easy access from a large car park.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter to October.

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  • Lost child centre

Nearest town



TR19 6JU

OS grid ref.

SW 3876 2223

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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