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Campsites and Holiday Parks in Porthcurno, Cornwall

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69 bookable sites within 40 miles of Porthcurno

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Campsites in Porthcurno for spectacular stays near one of Cornwall’s best beaches (Loren)

That million-pound question: what’s the best beach in Cornwall? Well, with a stay at one of these campsites in Porthcurno, we reckon you might very well stumble across the answer…

The cove here, smushed between a couple of cliffs that shelter visitors from gusts of wind, is all powdery white sand and calm turquoise waters. When the sun’s out, it’s genuinely tricky to imagine there’s anywhere better to be.

Ready for a beach break? Grab your SPF (positive thinking) and skedaddle down south west to one of these campsites in Porthcurno, ranging from typical tent pitches and touring parks to fancy-pants glamping accommodation.

Campsites in Porthcurno for tourers, glampers or campers

Porthchurno’s a teeny village, so campsites tend to be on the settlement’s outskirts rather than right in the thick of things. Luckily, there’s ample parking near the beach, so you can stay a little out of town and access the sand with no problem. 

Bedding down outside of Porthcurno also means it’s speedier to reach the other attractions in this area, including the pristine beaches of St Ives and the surfing shores of Sennen.

Avid ambler? Pick from clifftop parks a short stroll from the famed South West Coast Path for hols spent wandering by the sea. You can also bed down inland in a walkers’ paradise at a laidback farm with on-site trails as well as pretty paths to skip along in the surrounds.

If you’re not taken by tents, choose from static accommodation like lodges, huts and cabins, browse tipis, yurts and domes. Caravans are for hire too on parks with extras aplenty – from miniature golf courses to dog-friendly exercising fields.

Other sorts of facilities to explore at these campsites in Porthcurno include play areas and games rooms for pint-sized travellers, as well as bars and clubhouses where grownup guests can let off steam.

The top Cornish attractions when camping in Porthcurno

As you might already have gathered, the beach is the first place you should visit in Porthcurno, and we’d hazard a guess that it’s the main reason you decided to dawdle down to this corner of the UK in the first place. The cove sits about three miles east of Land’s End, reachable on the South West Coast Path if you want to get a pic of yourself standing at the southernmost point of mainland Britain.

Back on Porthcurno’s beach? Turn your head westward to spot the Minack Theatre poking up above the clifftop, an open-air establishment that organises plays in front of a spectacular coastal backdrop.

The Lizard Peninsula is visible from the theatre and is another Cornish cracker to add to your list of must-see places. Head to this promontory for walks in one of the county’s wildest sections of coastline, making sure to stop off at the cute and compact Kynance cove for a swim.

Ambles eastwards from Porthcurno along the cliffs lead to Logan Rock and the tiny streets of Mousehole. Or do you fancy a change of scenery from Porthcurno’s main beach without having to wander far? Go off on a jaunt just around the headland to Penberth Cove.

On days when the weather’s not playing ball, make a beeline for the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and learn about the area’s links to the telecommunications industry. Don’t miss the underground tunnels – these fascinating subterranean spots stored important equipment during WWII.

Had a hol in Porthcurno and are after a buzzier bit of Cornwall? Try a lively town like Falmouth for a change.