Porthcurno on the south coast
of Cornwall is a small village, with houses, a hotel, bar, cafe,
car park and beach. It is approx. 3 miles from Lands End and approx.
9 miles from Penzance.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cliffs and
coastline around this area are considered to be some of the most
stunning in the UK. Enclosed by the Logan Rock headland are Porthcurno
beach and bay which are listed among the most beautiful bays in
Approx. 80 ton granite rocking stone.
Tater Du Lighthouse
Built in 1965 as an automatic installation, to alert ships to the
danger of the Runnelstone Rocks.
White sands, surrounded by cliffs with easy access from the car
park. Lifeguards throughout the summer months, toilets.
Pedn Vounder Beach
Accessible from Porthcurno Beach at low tide. Popular with naturists.
Small pebble beach, no facilities.
Small secluded beach with rock pools and caves. Toilets and cafe.
Porth Chapel Beach
Sandy secluded beach, the car park is approx. half a mile away.
Places to visit:
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
This was the largest station in the world, telegraph cables came
ashore here linking Britain with its empire and other nations. Here
you will find the only working cable station in the world (except
the actual cable). Tools, exhibitions and workshops. Shop and refreshments.
The Minack Theatre
Open air theatre set into the rock, was planned, built and financed
by Rowena Cade in 1931. In 1976, Rowena Cade gave the Minack Theatre
to a Charitable Trust. Gardens, Coffee and Gift shop, panoramic
views. The theatre stages plays and other entertainment throughout
the summer months.
Villages near Porthcurno:
Small village, the present day Parish Church dates from the 12th
century. Extended in the 15th century. Original timbers with traces
of gilding & colour can still be seen, as well as a carving
of a “Green Man”. The Tower houses 3 bells dating from
17th - 19th centuries. The Font dates from the 12th century. Bench
Ends dating from the 12th century to the present day.
Small fishing village, Penberth Cove has a small pebble beach.
Small village overlooking the Penberth Valley.