Porthcurnick



Area

The south-facing cove of Porthcurnick is a relatively isolated cove surrounded by high cliffs on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. A wide sandy beach is accessible at high tide but as the water ebbs large flat sands and rock pools are revealed and the neighbouring Portscatho cove can be reached by foot. Although the beach is actually privately owned, it is still accessible to the public via a slipway at the northern end of the cove. During the summer months a small shop and toilet facilities are available and further facilities are provided in the nearby Portscatho. This beautiful stretch of coastline exhibits some of Cornwall's finest beaches and the South West Coastal Path will allow avid walkers access to almost all of them. The surrounding waters are often frequented by impressive basking sharks during the warmer months.


Guides

The Roseland

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Directions

Follow sign posted directions to St. Mawes and Trewithian. Continue onwards to Portscatho and park in the small car park. Follow signposts to the beach and take the footpath across the open fields and down the zig-zagging steps onto the beach.


Location

Postcode: TR2 5EW

Lat / Lon: 50.185699, -4.97253

OS Explorer Map: 105 - Falmouth & Mevagissey

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Nearby Beaches

location pin iconPortscatho: 0.4km

Beach photo of Portscatho in Cornwall England

On the eastern side of the Roseland Peninusla, just south of Gerrans Bay, is the small working fishing village of Portscatho. Its small east-facing be... read more


location pin iconPendower Beach: 1.5km

Beach photo of Pendower Beach in Cornwall England

Pendower Beach lies at the eastern end of a large sandy beach, about 1.5 mile long, between Nare Head and Portscatho, in Gerrans bay on the Roseland ... read more


location pin iconTowan Beach: 2km

Beach photo of Towan Beach in Cornwall England

Not to be confused with Newquay's Towan Beach, this one is located on the Roseland Peninsula and is far quieter. The south east-facing Towan beach is ... read more


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Beach photo of Porthcurnick in Cornwall England

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