The Beach Guide

Porthcurnick Beach

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  • Porthcurnick Beach

This is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs close to Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula. Bathers should take normal bathing precautions and beware of rip currents.
Dogs are allowed but no dog bins are provided.
There are walks along a coastal footpath to Portscatho around St Anthony Headland to the west, or to Carne and Pendower beaches in the opposite direction. Watch the sea for cetaceans and basking sharks.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

There is no lifeguard cover.Lifebuoy in red box on slipway to beach

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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OS grid ref.

SW 8799 3596


A slipway provides access for boats. There are restrictions on jet skis/waterskiing.


Limited free parking is available.