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Porthcurnick Beach

Portscatho, Cornwall

Close to Portscatho, this is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs. The beach is reached by a footpath through fields and then steep zigzagged steps.

Beach Type



A slipway provides access for boats
There are restrictions on jet skis/waterskiing

Nature and Wildlife

There are walks along a coastal footpath to Portscatho around St Anthony Headland (west). or to Carne/Pendower beaches (east). Keep your eye on the sea for whales and basking sharks.

Water Quality





Dogs are allowed but no dog bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Roseland Visitor Centre Tel: 01326 270440


Nearest town: Portscatho
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1858, -4.97136
Postcode: TR2 5EW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From A390 follow A3078. Signposted to the beach.

Public Transport

Western National bus service 51 runs close to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 4 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 5 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 5 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Limited free parking is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Portscatho, Portscatho (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Pendower, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Pendower Beach, Veryan (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Carne Beach, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Square, St Mawes (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portscatho