Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Porthcurno

Map featuring Porthcurno beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 10 beaches listed in and around the town of Porthcurno.

  1. Porthcurno Beach

    Porthcurno Beach
    lifeguarded car park

    Popular family beach with lots of soft sand. Steeply shelving beach attracts more experienced swimmers. The stream at the top of the beach is ideal for children paddling. All facilities available. Close to Minack Theatre…

  2. Porthchapel Beach

    Porthchapel Beach
    car park good surf

    Situated between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra and around three miles from Lands End on Cornwall's far south west coast is the south facing Porthchapel Beach. It is a sheltered cove that is surrounded by weathered granite cliffs.…

  3. Pedn Vounder Beach

    Pedn Vounder Beach
    dog friendly car park good surf nudist beach

    One of Cornwall's best beaches with stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas, crystal clear water and a beautiful sandy beach. On a spring low tide one can walk to Pedn Vounder from neighbouring Porthcurno beach but be warned, as…

  4. Porthgwarra Beach

    Porthgwarra Beach
    car park

    Secluded, relatively unknown Cornish Cove largely owned by Lord St Levan (of St Micheal's Mount). Located just under 3 miles southeast of Lands End. There is a tiny beach at low tide with an array of interesting rock pools…

  5. Penberth Cove

    Penberth Cove
    dog friendly car park

    Penberth Cove is still primarily a tiny fishing hamlet. There is a pebble beach. A river flows down through the wooded Penberth Valley into the cove.

  6. Porthguarnon Cove

    Porthguarnon Cove
    dog friendly car park

    Porthguarnon is another small rocky cove along this stretch of coast that is just about accessible to most people. Situated just under a mile east of Penberth Cove, Porthguarnon sits at the foot of a shallow valley, nestled…

  7. Nanjizel Beach

    Nanjizel Beach
    dog friendly good surf

    Due to it's relative inaccessibility, Nanjizel has remained more or less untouched and never gets busy. Most of the people you will see here are walkers doing the coast path. Situated at the end of a short, shallow valley,…

  8. St Loy's Cove

    St Loy's Cove
    dog friendly car park

    St Loy is perhaps best known for its wooded valley leading down to the coast. This is a beautiful walk any time of year, but is possibly at its best when bluebells carpet the floor in early Spring. It is at the bottom of…

  9. Sennen Beach

    Sennen Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    Sennen beach is situated just around the corner from Land's End, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. Whilst the village sits in the lee of the mighty Pedn-men-du headland the large crescent of sandy beach faces…

  10. Gwenver Beach

    Gwenver Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf

    Gwenver's name is derived from Gwynevere of Authurian legend and it does have a beauty about it. Situated at the base of a grassy cliff the beach is just about secluded and in-accessible enough to not get really crowded.…