Porthcurno is the kind of beach that could have been made to grace postcards, and when people affectionately call it Paradise they aren’t exaggerating. Porthcurno’s white sand, turquoise waters and unspoilt natural beauty have helped it to win award after award, and if it’s a stroll along the coast you’re after then you couldn’t ask for more.
The beach is a popular one with families and visitors, so if you want to stroll the length of the sand then getting there early in the morning means you’ll be able to enjoy the beach pretty much to yourselves. There’s a seasonal dog ban, and the stream that flows down one of the beach’s sides is a great spot for little ones to paddle. The cliffs don’t only act as a handy shelter from the breeze, the Minack Theatre sits at their summit and hosts open air performances with the stunning backdrop of the sea. The theatre is open to the public throughout the year and dates back to the 1920s.
If you fancy walking on for longer make your way around the bay to Logan Rock, famous for its 80 ton granite rocking stone and just half an hour away on foot. You’ll also find the Museum of Submarine Telegraphy, which tells how Cornwall helped shape global communications.