The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit

The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit

In the English summer of 2015, my boyfriend and I went on an amazing road trip down to the south of England.  On this trip I witnessed the most beautiful beach in the UK I have EVER seen.  With a theatre hanging on the side of the cliff, bright turquoise coloured water and a white sand beach, it’s so picturesque you will feel like you’re in Greece!


Porthcurno is a 20 minute drive from Penzance and a 5 and a half hour drive from London but it’s totally worth the trip!  When you get there, there are two carparks and I suggest (if you’re driving) to going all the way to the top of the hill instead of the one at the bottom because then you don’t have to pay for parking!  We parked by the beach at the bottom because it was further away from the theatre and we thought it would be cheaper, but turns out we were wrong!  The beach is something so special and it doesn’t feel like you’re at a UK beach because it’s not pebbled and over-crowded!

The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit


You have to come here if you are travelling to the UK, this is definitely my new favourite place in the beautiful county Cornwall.  If you’re coming from London, catch a train to Penzance which will take about 5 hours, then you can easily find a bus from there to Porthcurno called 1A, which leaves every 2 hours and is approximately £2-3 one way.  If you want to know more about the timetable then click here.


The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit


After you have sunbathed on the beach until your heart’s content, then you have to make sure you climb the steep and narrow steps up to the top of the hill where the theatre is situated.  It costs £4 to get in but it’s totally worth it because the views are amazing, and you can get some fantastic pictures!  They even have live shows still running at the theatre which you should totally check out if you’re in this area for a few days.


The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit


There are also remarkable coastal walks in the south of England, so you must do one of them when you’re down that way.  Do you have another beautiful spot in England you would like to share?  Please tell!  If you need accommodation then make sure you read my guide on ‘How to get free accommodation’.  If that’s not for you then try Agoda and, I highly recommend them!



The Most Beautiful Beach In England You NEED To Visit

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  1. January 12, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Sold. That is truly beautiful. And I’d love to see a play at that theater… but the sea may be a bit distracting.

  2. January 13, 2016 / 12:43 am

    We are not too far from Cornwall as we live in Somerset and I think we need to make an effort to visit this beach this summer! How beautiful. And I love that amphitheatre 🙂

  3. January 13, 2016 / 5:17 am

    wow that beach looks gorgeous I can’t believe it’s in England!

  4. January 13, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Wow I never expected the UK to look like this! Now THIS place I would go to! Looks like a fairy tale!

  5. January 13, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Wow! I didn’t know England beaches could have such blue water! Looks incredible!

  6. January 13, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Short, sweet, and sold. I never knew England even HAD sunbathing weather lol!

  7. Melody Pittman
    January 13, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Girl you are not lying! Porthcurno is gorgeous! Who would have thought that would be in England!

  8. January 13, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Love this, I’m planning a trip to the British Isles this summer for a student group and am looking for great activities like this! Any other fabulous recommendations? 🙂

  9. January 13, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I have not been to this stretch of coastline but it looks stunning – you should visit Dorset Jurassic coast – Durdle Door, Man O War Bay and Lulworth are spectacular!

  10. January 13, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    Isn’t that a beaut? I am in Cornwall this summer so I will make sure I visit!

  11. laurasidestreet
    January 15, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I absolutely love this part of the world – I studied in Falmouth and Cornwall will always have a soft spot in my heart.

    Laura x

  12. January 19, 2016 / 4:42 am

    This looks so beautiful! Wow! Thanks for bringing this to my attention as I will be in the area this coming October 🙂

  13. January 20, 2016 / 3:11 am

    That is a very beautiful beach but you need to come to the North East! We have amazing, empty beaches that go on for miles. The UK is so great during summer. It can hit temperatures of the Caribbean!

  14. January 22, 2016 / 3:07 am

    That is a beautiful beach! I’ve never been to Cornwall but have been to a similar one near South Devon. very pretty but especially when the sun is shining.

  15. January 22, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Okay, definitely saving this for later! I travel to England at last once a year – who knew it had such beautiful beaches!

  16. February 1, 2016 / 3:57 am

    I’m planning on heading to southern England the next time I’m in the UK and now I have another must-see destination! Gorgeous photos!

  17. February 5, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Wow beautiful! It’s a bit of a trek from us in Shrewsbury but could be a nice holiday!

  18. February 5, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    wow :)) I cannot believe this is in the UK. Thanks for sharing

  19. February 6, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Many years ago I was on the south of England in Hastings. Also there are beaches but not so beautiful lik in Penzance. But I guess the sea is cold even in summer. Right? How many degrees approx. can have the water in summer?

  20. July 12, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Love the amphitheatre and it’s a lovely beach, no question, wouldn’t even disagree it the best in England. However, head up to the north of the border, places like Clachtoll, Sandwood Bay and Talisker Bay to name a few are just some reasons I’m glad Scotland remained in the UK 🙂

  21. August 10, 2016 / 6:07 am

    We are going to the UK next year. This looks like a must for our trip. Thank you for posting this.

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