Facilities & access


  • There are several pubs and cafés at Sennen beach which lies just below Mayon Lookout
  • Porthcurno car park (not NT) has a pub and café
  • There are various shops in Sennen including a post office, and local stores in Porthcurno valley
  • Toilets available at Porthcurno car park (non National Trust)
  • Dogs: seasonal ban on the beach and the harbour at Sennen between Easter and 1 October. Similarly, there's a seasonal dog ban on Porthcurno beach
  • Please keep dogs on leads near livestock on the coastal paths
  • Car parks: Sennen: Not NT, Pay & display, OS SW355263 and Porthcurno: Not NT, Pay & display, OS SW385225
  • Information point at Porthcurno
  • Picnic area at Porthcurno

Family & children

  • Sennen Cove (not NT) boasts a beautiful sandy long beach and is very popular with families and surfers
  • At the far end of Sennen village is a working Life Boat station (visitors welcome but call beforehand) and a sheltered sandy cove
  • Porthcurno has a white shell beach well used by families and surfers
  • Low tide gives access to the adjacent Ped-n-Vounder beach (sometimes used by naturists)
  • Visit the outdoor Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
  • There is a circular walk across the cliffs to Penberth and back inland to the beach


  • Paths can be very uneven and are sometimes very close to cliff edges