Porthcurno Beach, South Cornwall

Porthcurno Beach, South Cornwall
Location Type: Sea

When you go to this beautifully clean National Trust-owned Porthcurno Beach, you could be in the Mediterranean with the sparkling crystal clear azure sea and fine white shifting sand.

Nearby is the recommended fun, quirky telegraph museum. The landmark Minack Theatre built by the visionary Rowena Cade overlooks the jaw-droppingly beautiful beach, which is out of this world. It is lovely to visit in low season when fewer people are around.

The south-east facing beach shelves steeply to the sea and the waves can be spectacularly forceful – we have seen many people paddling knocked over by the power of the waves, so be aware, especially for young children. The sand, however, is sheltered by rocky headlands to either side. Launch your board from the beach at low tide and head left towards Logan Rock. Here, you’ll find a dramatic section of coast with jagged rock formations, and secret coves and sandy islands that can only be reached by paddle or boat.

These secluded coves make stunning spots in which to pitch up for the day and enjoy a little solitude. It’ll just be you and maybe a few other seasoned paddleboarders.

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