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Porthcurno, Porthcurno

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Feel instantly transported from rainy England to a tropical paradise with a visit to Porthcurno. The beachfront village's deep turquoise-green lagoon exudes an exotic atmosphere. Wild pink and green flowers grow on the rolling hillside leading up to the cliffs, and soft sand covers the beach. The beach serves as a popular swimming hole at low tide, but when the tide's in the waves come crashing against the rocky shore. Nearby, you'll find a classic pub, museum, and well-known theatre. For Porthcurno and beyond, use our Porthcurno vacation route planner to get the most from your Porthcurno vacation.
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  • We visited the beach after going to the Telegraph museum. What a nice surprise it's very picturesque sat in between two hills. The day we visited the sun was out and it was a great day to be sat on th...  more »
  • If you are willing to travel to this corner of Cornwall then this beech is a must to go to, we went here after visiting The Minack Theatre which is another story and a must to see, we got to the beach...  more »
  • We have visited many times over the years and again recently whilst on holiday. The scenery is stunning and the beach itself wonderful. Be wary though as the turquoise blue water is deceptive. The bea...  more »
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  • Beautiful Beach with lovely clear water for swimming in. Ice cream available near by.
  • Nice beach , very clean and tidy . Near from car park . View from Minak theatre is awesome . We walked down from minak theatre and it is very nice .
  • Slightly narrow twisty road to get here, but worth it for the beach and beautiful blue/green sea.
  • Excellent spot. beautiful and rugged. Nice place to walk around and scramble on rocks. Good surfing at times too. Nice walk up to Minack theater but can't see actual theatre outside of business hours when it is open.
  • Been coming here for years, beautiful beach, generally crowded with lifeguards. The walk is also amazing.

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