Opening times for 1 December 2023
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Car park not managed by National Trust. Charges apply.
Dogs not allowed on the beach between 1 July - 31 August during the times 10am - 6pm
Parking in the pay and display car park (not National Trust). Toilets are available next to the car park. Access to beach either by steep steps or sandy slope with rope handrail. If there are no RNLI flags on Porthcurno beach, there is no lifeguard service. Dogs not allowed on the beach, 1 July-31 August. Risk of rockfall from the cliffs.
Accessible route and/or map
Accessible route to the beach use the sandy slope.
B3315 heading west from Newlyn or East from Land's End. From this road follow signs and turnings to Porthcurno. To find the entrance of the carpark - what3words: ///waged.maps.predict
Parking: large car park, not National Trust (charge including members)
Sat Nav: TR19 6JX
Porthcurno beach sits on the South West Coast path and is easily accessed from both directions from the coast path.
First Kernow bus services A1 and A3 stop at Porthcurno. Check First Kernow website for times.
Soft, white shell beach with popular freshwater stream, surrounded by turquoise seas and backed by granite cliffs.
High on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, this old miner’s cottage is full of character.
Once a mining workshop, now a cosy cottage with timber-framed ceilings and sea views.
A contemporary-styled holiday cottage surrounded by luscious Cornish countryside and a short walk from the coast.
A rustic converted barn near the coast but in the heart of the countryside - perfect for exploring West Cornwall.
Soft, white shell beach with popular freshwater stream, surrounded by turqoise seas. Great for watching birds, basking sharks and dolphins.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.