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Porthcurno, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Tip of West Cornwall
South east of Land's End and the sublime Sennen Cove Beach, Porthcurno is a small village on the tip of West Cornwall's Penwith Peninsula. Both Penzance and St. Ives are to the north east.

Beach and theatre
The village is best known for its magnificent beach which is regularly included in 'Top Ten' lists of beaches by UK media. High above the beach is the remarkable open-air Minack Theatre.

Telegraph museum
Also within the village is a museum of international importance 'where the cables that linked Britain with its Empire and other nations came ashore' (source: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum website, link provided).

Local attractions
Land's End is a must, the South West Coast Path a joy to walk in this area. We think Sennen Cove Beach is sublime as is the bay in which it's located.

North west of Porthcurno is an impressive section of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. We'd recommend Botallack Mine The Crowns Engine Houses and the Levant Mine and Beam Engine.

North east are St Michael's Mount and Mount's Bay.

St Ives
Tate St Ives, St Ives Bay and its beaches are superb. Given that St. Ives is, arguably, the top destination in the area, we'd recommend you spend some time exploring it. St Ives Harbour & Beach is particularly impressive.

External Links
www.porthcurno.org.uk
www.minack.com

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Porthcurno Telegraph Hut, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Today, billions of people around the world use the internet and mobile phones to communicate. In the middle of the 19th century, the first submarine telegraph cables were laid as the story of modern, global communication...

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Porthcurno Beach

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Porthcurno is a stunning sand beach a short distance from Land's End and St. Ives on the south west coast of Cornwall. Part of Porthcurno Bay, Porthcurno Beach is the west section of a huge low tide arc of sand that runs...

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Minack Theatre

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

'Cornwall's theatre under the stars'. On the cliffs above Porthcurno Beach near Land's End, the south west tip of the UK. An open-air theatre looking out across the sea. Plays performed from June to September. Open to vi...

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1 Holly Dale
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Approximately 4.1 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 349 - 859 Per Week

A traditional granite cottage in a secluded rural setting just minutes from the beautiful Lamorna Cove....

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Approximately 5.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 59 - 169 Per Night

In a secluded location high above the Cornish village of Newlyn, this beautiful property offers boutique-style accommodation Higher Faugan Parc was built in 1904 as a private house and has undergone extensive refurbishme...

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The Commercial Hotel, Penzance
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Approximately 5.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 40 - 70 Per Night

A former coaching inn run by the Woolcock family for over 100 years, the Commercial Hotel is well known locally for its great food and warm Cornish welcome...

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