Porthcurno .mobi

Porthcurno beach and bay

Porthcurno is a popular holiday beach in a bay in west Cornwall, home to the famous Minack Theatre, the clifftop coast path, Treen Castle, and the Museum of Submarine Telegraphy.


The wild scenery of this bay is well-known from countless calendars and photos featuring the rocky outcrop and early fortress of Treen Castle, as well as the performances in the open-air Minack Theatre created by the remarkable Rowena Cade early in the twentieth century.


The nineteenth century saw trans-ocean telegraph cables under the waves make Porthcurno a major telecommunications hub, which even today is a nexus of undersea fibre-optic cables rushing data around the world. You can explore this history at the award-winning Telegraph Museum located just a short walk from the beach and pub.


The bay features several beaches, including a busy lifeguarded family beach with beach cafe and shop nearby, and a nearly invisible nude beach nestled under the cliffs and accessible only by a steep scramble and dash across the waves when the tide is out enough.


This site offers you a compact mobile guide, usable on almost any phone, to the local area and the available services and amenities. You will also find here the much sought-after intelligible bus timetables for the puzzling circular bus service between Penzance, Porthcurno, Sennen and Land's End. The buses do still run in winter, though not in the evenings and not with the amazing open-top doubledecker bus 300 which runs so full in the fine weather.


Please note that pensioner bus passes may not now be used in Cornwall before 9:30 am due to the ongoing financial crisis choosing to redirect such healthy and well-earned state benefits to wealthy bankers.