The Beach Guide

Porthcurno Cove

Porthcurno is one of the most westerly beaches in mainland Britain, just a few miles around the coast from Land’s End. This cove is stunning in so many respects; the near white sand which is made from ground up sea shells, the clear turquoise water and the rugged granite cliffs that form a natural amphitheatre. The cove is not only a natural gem but is overlooked by the Minack, an open air theatre which is pretty spectacular in its own right.
Pedn Vounder at the eastern end of the beach is a popular naturist spot.

Nearest city

St. Buryan

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Porthcurno Cove Weather Info

Mon 27th
Rain 8°C / 46°F
Tue 28th
Light rain showers 5°C / 41°F
Wed 29th
Cloudy 9°C / 48°F
Thu 30th
Partly cloudy 11°C / 52°F
Fri 31st
Heavy rain 11°C / 52°F
Sat 01st
Fair 10°C / 50°F

5 Day Porthcurno Cove UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Porthcurno Cove tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
    12:00 11ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
    18:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 32mph
    Tide times
    Low 12:31am (1.12m)
    High 6:06am (5.41m)
    Low 12:53pm (1.07m)
    High 6:23pm (5.09m)
    Daylight
    First light07:27
    Sunrise08:03
    Sunset17:07
    Dark17:42
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 17ft 11s  °  ° 34mph
    12:00 18ft 12s  °  ° 36mph
    18:00 18ft 13s  °  ° 33mph
    Tide times
    Low 1:04am (1.15m)
    High 6:41am (5.34m)
    Low 1:25pm (1.14m)
    High 6:57pm (5.01m)
    Daylight
    First light07:26
    Sunrise08:02
    Sunset17:08
    Dark17:44
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 24mph
    12:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
    18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    Low 1:36am (1.25m)
    High 7:14am (5.22m)
    Low 1:57pm (1.26m)
    High 7:30pm (4.89m)
    Daylight
    First light07:25
    Sunrise08:00
    Sunset17:10
    Dark17:45
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
    12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
    18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:08am (1.39m)
    High 7:48am (5.05m)
    Low 2:29pm (1.42m)
    High 8:04pm (4.75m)
    Daylight
    First light07:24
    Sunrise07:59
    Sunset17:12
    Dark17:47
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
    12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
    18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:41am (1.57m)
    High 8:23am (4.86m)
    Low 3:03pm (1.60m)
    High 8:41pm (4.58m)
    Daylight
    First light07:23
    Sunrise07:58
    Sunset17:13
    Dark17:48
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 9ft 19s  °  ° 23mph
    12:00 12ft 17s  °  ° 25mph
    18:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 34mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:17am (1.77m)
    High 9:02am (4.65m)
    Low 3:42pm (1.80m)
    High 9:25pm (4.40m)
    Daylight
    First light07:21
    Sunrise07:56
    Sunset17:15
    Dark17:50

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