Porthcurno was once an important place on the map.it was the centre of the world telecommunication and,until recently there was a trainning school for that industry to which people came from all over the world.The porthcurno Telegraphraph museum remains as a testament to the past.It incorporates tunnels well below the surface use to house top secret equipment during the 2nd world war.
porthcurno Beach.......is about three miles east of lands end on the south coast of the west cornwall. it faces south-east and lies in the western corner of lovely porthcurno bay.A wide footpath gently slopes down to the beach from a large car park around 200 yards above.
There is a cafe across the road from the car park and a restaurant not far away during the season.in the car park are the public toilets and a telephone.The sandy beach shelves quite swiftly.
On the cliffs to the west of porthcurno is the world famous Minack Theatre,this wonderful open air venue commands superb views across Porthcurno bay,with it's turquoise water and golden rocks,as far as Lizard.between may and september each year ,performances are given by a veriety of theatrical companies.An Exhibition centre tells the story of a variety of theatrical companies. An exhibition centre tells the story of how a village play in 1929 led to the seventeen week summer season now staged in the 150 seat auditorium.The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and the life's work of rowena cade.There is a cafe on the site and sub-tropical rockeries,based on the cliff garden developed here by Rowena cade in the 1930s.the salt-tolerant succulents thrive,despite the wind,providing an added dash of colour during the year.
Also there are many rewarding walks along the cliffs and coastal path from Porthcurno,westwards towards Porthgwarra and Land's End.