Winter Sea at Porthcurno
Porthcurno, with its fine beach of white sand is justly popular and extremely picturesque.
From the cliffs, the bay presents an amazing view when the sun is shining on the water and the white sand, and even during the Winter with the roughest of seas, its spectacular appearance is breathtaking.
The name of the village from the Cornish language has been variously suggested to mean Cove of Horns and Cornwall bay.
Within walking distance of the village, eastwards on the coastal path towards Treen, is a feature for those with an interest in archaeology. Treryn Dinas dates from the Iron Age and is a fine example of a cliff castle.
Walking westwards, the coastal path leads to Land's End passing Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head and the magnificent Nanjizal Bay.
The small village has a range of facilities including shops, pubs and visitor attractions. For holiday accommodation in and around Porthcurno see Porthcurno accommodation listings on this page or for accommodation throughout Cornwall visit our Cornwall Accommodation.
Nearest Tourist Information Centre is at Penzance, Station Road.
Tel: +44 (0)1736 362207
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Located in West Cornwall on the south coast of the Land's End peninsula between Penzance and Land's End. Easily reached from Penzance and the Land's End via the A30 trunk road.
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