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Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

What better way to enjoy the summer than heading to an idyllic beach? And with over 400 beaches Cornwall certainly tops the list for a coastal holiday. You will never be far away from a beach no matter which part of Cornwall you are in. From popular, family-friendly beaches to dramatic & secret hideaways, Cornwall's beaches are the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. We visited many beaches while in Cornwall but my favourite was the Porthcurno beach.

Porthcurno Beach

A little off the beaten track but yet easy to reach, the Porthcurno beach is definitely one of Cornwall's nicest beaches. The beach is set beneath the clifftop Minack Theatre and has fine white sand and gorgeous turquoise water. The bay is sheltered by the ancient cliffs and is thus well protected from the wind. The beach is perfect for picnics, beach games, surfing and leisurely strolls. A must-see while in Cornwall.

What you can do while in Porthcurno

1. Walking: A short, moderately difficult walk will take you to Carn Kizzie which offers stunning views of the beaches and the turquoise sea in the bay. For those of you who are up to the challenge, carry on along the South West Coast Path to the spectacular Treryn Dinas.

2. Wildlife spotting: If you are lucky you might spot seals or basking sharks near the bay. Cornish choughs can also be spotted in the cliffs nearby.

3. History: Visit the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno. There are WWII tunnels to be explored and the chance to learn about Porthcurno's role in telegraph communications.

4. Art/Theatre: Watch a play at Minack Theatre (open for performances from May to September).

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

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Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach
If you plan to visit Cornwall you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. In addition to the hundreds of beaches, there are so many historic houses & gardens, castles & museums, fantastic water sports activities, walking & cycling paths, wildlife cruises, and a happening shopping scene. Check out thirteen of our favourite things to do in Cornwall.

4 comments:

  1. Look at the color of that water! So beautiful and I love also seeing a more dramatic coastline with the rocks. Is that an ancient defense lookout? It looks like a castle turret tucked into the side of the hill!

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    1. Yes, a very stunning coastline. I am not sure of there was ever a defence lookout there. There used to be a tunnel though cut into the rock by miners to provide easy access for fishermen.

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  2. Definitely I need to try it. Seems really a cool and quiet place where spend a day off out ot the caos of the city.

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  3. Wow, the way the water has carved up the rocks along the beach. That's beautiful. This beach looks stunning

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