Porthcurno ( in the Cornish language Port or Bay of Cornwall) is situated in the far southwest of Cornwall and due to the Gulf Stream has a mild climate throughout the year.
Porthcurno has one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, and is the perfect spot for quietly swimming or lazing on the beach. Called Nampara beach in the BBC TV series Poldark, Porthcurno beach is a spectacular cove of soft white sands and clear azure sea, framed by Logan's Rock on one side and the Minack Theatre on the other.
You can visit the world famous Porthcurno Minack Outdoor Theatre, where you can watch a performance under the stars with the sea and the cliffs providing a breathtaking backdrop.
There is also the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, home of the 'Victorian Internet, which is well worth a visit.
In Porthcurno there are plenty of places to eat and drink, the local pub, the local cafe, there are also cafes in the Minack theatre and the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
From the nearby Cornish Coast path there are stunning views to the Lizard Peninsula and Lands End. Nearby are remote beaches such as Porth Chapel and Pedn Vounder ( a naturist beach).
Porthcurno is only a few miles from Lands End and the fabulous surfing beach at Sennen Cove. If you continue around the Cornish coast you will pass stunning scenery, remnants of Cornwall's past Tin Mining Heritage, ancient prehistoric archaeological sites and eventually arrive at St.Ives.