Porthcurno attractions

Natural Feature in Porthcurno

Logan Rock

Perched on the end of the headland above Porthcurno, this massive boulder once famously rocked back and forth on its own natural pivot with only the slightest pressure; its name supposedly derives from the Cornish v…
Museum in Porthcurno

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

This fascinating museum charts the unlikely tale of Porthcurno's role in transatlantic telecommunications. In 1870 an underwater cable was laid here, which enabled telegraph messages to be sent as far as Bombay in l…
Beach in Porthcurno

Penberth Cove

Cut into the cliffside, this steep cove looks inescapably romantic, with its little cluster of stone-walled cottages and a steep slipway sliding down into the blue Atlantic. It's best accessed from the west along th…
Beach in Porthcurno


This idyllic cove ticks pretty much all the boxes you can think of: sand, slipway, translucent blue water and tall cliffs – not to mention that all-important Poldark connection (Ross was seen taking a dip here in se…
Beach in Porthcurno

Porth Chapel

A beach for the active: this attractive rocky cove is backed by high cliffs and sits in a remote spot along the coast path in the far west of Penwith, roughly halfway between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra, and not far …
Visitor Centre in Porthcurno

Minack Theatre Visitor Centre

Above Minack Theatre, the visitor centre recounts the theatre's history. It's closed when there's a matinee.