20 Attractions to Explore Near Porthcurno Beach
Top Trips and Tours in England
Tours and activities in England that might be of interest to you
All attractions near Porthcurno Beach
The Minack Theatre
0.22km from Porthcurno Beach
The Minack is a unique open air theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. Panoramic views of the coastline from this theatre on the headland are truly spectacular. A summer season of plays run from May to September featuring a mix of classic drama, music and opera in what has to be one of the world’s most beautiful settings for a theatre.
0.53km from Porthcurno Beach
PK Porthcurno is a multi-award winning museum experience that explores the story of how the world connects. From 1870 when the first undersea telegraph cable from India came ashore here, to the fibre optic cables which carry virtually all our communications today.
3.2km from Porthcurno Beach
Nanjizal Beach is a beach that is pretty boulder strewn cove with unusually clear water. The beach used to be much more sandy but after storms around 20 years ago much of it was washed away. |It is also a good spot for seal watching, particularly round the corner at Zawn Reeth. The gulley along the left side of the beach ending in a narrow archway is known as "song of the sea".
Land's End Landmark Attraction
5.14km from Porthcurno Beach
Land's End is a headland and tourist and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England, situated within the Penwith peninsula about eight miles west-south-west of Penzance at the western end of the A30 road. To the east of it is the English Channel and to the west the Celtic Sea. it is not the westernmost point on mainland Great Britain, as this title narrowly goes to Corrachadh Mòr in the Scottish Highlands.
Newlyn Art Gallery
10.25km from Porthcurno Beach
Newlyn Art Gallery is a beautiful art gallery that has a long history of contemporary art-making in the far west of Cornwall and has celebrated contemporary art and supported the artists that produce it for 125 years. The gallery was conceived as a home and exhibition venue for the Newlyn School of Art the works of which are now largely located at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in nearby Penzance.
10.65km from Porthcurno Beach
Cape Cornwall is a small headland in West Cornwall, UK. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. Until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, Cape Cornwall was believed to be the most westerly point in Cornwall. The Brisons, two offshore rocks, are located approximately one mile southwest of Cape Cornwall. They mark the starting line of the annual swimming race ending at Priest Cove.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
11.37km from Porthcurno Beach
Penlee House is a museum and art gallery located in the town of Penzance in Cornwall. The gallery is the perfect place to discover the works of the Newlyn School and Lamorna artists. The museum covers the history of West Cornwall, from amazing archaeological finds to fabulous ceramics, social history and fashion.
11.94km from Porthcurno Beach
Mount's Bay is a magnificent sweep of bay that stretches from Mousehole and Newlyn towards the Lizard. At its center is the magical island of St Michael's Mount, crowned by its striking castle which rises from the sea like a fairytale palace. It is possible to follow the coastal footpath along this beautiful section of Cornwall's south coast to explore rocky coves such as Prussia Cove, Kynance Cove and the historic fishing harbours of Porthleven and Mullion.
Geevor Tin Mine
12.24km from Porthcurno Beach
Geevor is set in stunning scenery on the Atlantic coast and was the last mine to work the famous St Just Mining District. Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Housed in two acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s collections and guides bring the story of Cornwall’s rich industrial past to life. It consists of more than 100 miles of tunnels that stretched a mile underneath the sea.
Saint Michael's Mount
14.83km from Porthcurno Beach
St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island and as there are no boats running this year, all visitors must access it by foot. At low tide the causeway opens and all ticket holders can walk across to the island and stay there until the tide comes back in again around four hours later. The harbour village, shops, castle lawns and takeaway outlets will be open for ticket holders to enjoy.
South West Coast Path
21.67km from Porthcurno Beach
The South West Coast Path ranks alongside New Zealand’s Milford Track, Chile’s Torres del Paine trek and Alaska’s Chilkoot Trail as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring hikes. The 630 miles of Coast Path is the walk of a lifetime, taking in breathtaking heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The final section of the path was designated as a National Trail in 1978.
Carbis Bay Beach
21.77km from Porthcurno Beach
Carbis Bay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach and one of Cornwall's seven award-winning Blue Flag 2019 beaches, with safe bathing beach surrounded by subtropical splendour. A good beach where you can spend with your family and also there are so many activities there.
Paradise Park and JungleBarn Cornwall
22.07km from Porthcurno Beach
Paradise Park is a wildlife sanctuary based in the picturesque harbour town of Hayle in Cornwall. Paradise Park was created by Mike and Audrey Reynolds and first opened its doors in 1973. Conservation is the main focus of the park which is home to a large number of endangered species. Paradise Park is a world leader in Parrot conservation.
22.12km from Porthcurno Beach
Porthminster Terrace is a beautifully presented late Victorian property with views into the harbour from the rear and views to Gwithian & Hayle estuary.
22.24km from Porthcurno Beach
The moon-shaped Porthminster Beach is among the prettiest stretches of sand in St. Ives. Sheltered by grassy headlands and in proximity to the town center, the beach is an ideal family vacation spot with excellent facilities and clean conditions. Swim with the kids in the calm, pristine water and enjoy views of the glimmering sea.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
22.47km from Porthcurno Beach
The museum inhabits Trewyn studios in St Ives where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975 when the house and garden were given to the nation. Displays include sculptures in bronze, stone, and wood, along with paintings, drawings and archive material. The sculptures featured at the museum were some of her favourites. Her workshop also includes a queue of uncut stones that one visitor has described as "still waiting for their moment in the shadow of her workshop".
Tate St Ives
22.56km from Porthcurno Beach
St Ives, a small Cornish town on the southwest coast of England, perhaps seems an unlikely site for a major art gallery. However, its artistic connections date back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by its special quality of light. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing program of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International
22.62km from Porthcurno Beach
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike in an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives where you’ll find ancient pubs, trendy cafes and lots of art galleries the town is famous for. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery. Porthmeor is also St Ives' most dramatic beach facing the full force of the Atlantic Ocean
23.97km from Porthcurno Beach
A vastt sandy beach which was surropunded by high cliffs and dramatic coves. Owned by the National Trust, it takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. From buckets and spades on sunny summer days to classic rugged Cornish splendour on a stormy winter's day, Godrevy offers the ultimate outdoor experience.
Saint Ives Bay
24.26km from Porthcurno Beach
St Ives Bay is a crescent-shaped expanse stretching for 6 miles from the Island, near the centre of town, around to to Godrevy Head and the world-famous Godrevy lighthouse. This three mile stretch of golden sand contains Gwithian beach popular for surfing. To the west, the quieter more sheltered Porthkidney Sands adjacent to the village of Lelant is a tranquil and unique location.
Map of attractions near Porthcurno Beach
Hotels near Porthcurno Beach
Hotels to stay near Porthcurno Beach
Know more about Porthcurno Beach
Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno, Cornwall TR19 6JX, UK
Porthcurno Beach is about three miles east of Land`s End on the south coast of West Cornwall. It faces south-east and lies in the western corner of lovely Porthcurno Bay. The beach is a great place to hang out for a day. Cool down on warm days with a swim in the pristine water and relax in the shade provided by the high cliffs looming over the sand.