Porthcurno Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Porthcurno Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Porthcurno Beach is a soft and sandy beach with pleasant swimming ideal for an all rounder family beach day. Be sure to bring the lot then: buckets and spades, frisbees and balls!

The tour de force is the Minack Theatre, an open-air, Greek inspired amphitheatre built high into the rocks on the cliffs overlooking the bay. From May to September you can see plays and music being performed here against the stunning backdrop of Porthcurno Bay and the Logan Rock headland beyond.

The underground Porthcurno Telegraph museum near the beach is well worth a visit.

On the beach itself there are toilets with disabled facilities, a cafe and a lifeguard hut. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September.

Access to Porthcurno Bay is easy by road: there's a carpark 200 meters away.

Please note that the address given is for the local tourist information centre, so please do plan your journey independently.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Penzance Tourist Information, Station Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2NF, England

Phone number

01736 362207



Click here to visit Porthcurno Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Porthcurno Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Porthcurno Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Porthcurno Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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