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Porthcurno, Porthcurno

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#10 of 48 in Beaches in Cornwall
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. Porthcurno is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Porthcurno Edition.
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  • August 21, 2017
    It will take you a while to get to Porthcurno, driving down little lanes for a long time once you have left the main road, but it is well worth it when you get there. There are cliff walks in both dir...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This a great beach for slightly older kids. The waves are frequently very crashy. Not suitable really for toddlers or body boarding. But nevertheless great fun being thrown around in the surf. The car...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Porthcurno is a stunning little beach the sea is clear and the beach itself isn't full of seaweed all over the sand it is nice and clean, I would take a packed lunch if needed as the one cafe near the...  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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