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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 the World.

Logan Rock
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.

Porthcurno Beach
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.

Penberth Cove
Small pebble beach, no facilities.

Porthgwarra Beach
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. No facilities.

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:
St. Levan
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.
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