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Things to do in Porthcurno, Cornwall

Porthcurno Beach © Nigel Breen
Porthcurno Beach © Nigel Breen

The name Porthcurno, means 'Port Cornwall'. Porthcurno has an exquisite beach strewn with tiny white shells.

The famous Minack Theatre, founded in the 1930's by Rowena Cade. This open-air theatre was hewn from the granite-slab cliffs, some 200 feet above the waves. It has since been enlarged to hold 750 seats, but still retains its original Greek-inspired style. Its unique setting with Porthcurno Bay as a backdrop, makes the Minack Theatre one of the most unusual in the country.

The summer season of plays, opera and musicals runs from May to September.

There is an exhibition centre and coffee shop, which is open throughout the year.

Porthcurno Museum of Submarine Telegraphy, was created from Cornwall's secret wartime communications site and incorporating the Cable and Wireless international cable station. Unique museum with hands on displays, expert guides demonstrating how we talked to the world from Victorian times to the present day.

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