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Half Deck

£534 - £988 per week

Awaken from a peaceful slumber and tear yourself away from the luxurious comfort of the superking bed, to start your day with morning pastries served on the terrace and a piping hot pot of Cornish breakfast tea. Half Deck is located just a short stroll from Porthcurno Beach, which is described by many simply as Paradise; with its powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Sleeping two, Half Deck is a spacious ground floor apartment, and with the convenience of two parking spaces across the road, it makes for a perfect couples' retreat. Refresh for the day ahead in the walk-in shower, pack up a picnic and head for the beach or prepare for a ramble on the South West Coastal Path, taking in some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever have seen. Set within a communal, established, tropical garden to the rear, Half Deck is located opposite the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. Here you can learn about Cornwall's vital role in global communications in days gone by, visit the fortified tunnel and wartime control bunker. The museum's cafe and sculpture garden provide an opportunity to relax, before heading off to explore more of the coastline, officially designated as a National Landscape (formerly known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Porthcurno is a small village located in a valley and with a selection of nearby sandy coves to soak up the sunshine on the long, hot, summer days, you will be spoilt for choice which one to visit next. Access to some are for the more adventurous, but with the beauty of Pedn Vounder, Porthgwarra and Nanjizal to name but a few, it's easy to see why this area was chosen to appear in scenes of the historical drama Poldark. Porthcurno is also home to the incredible open air Minack Theatre. Constructed with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea, book to see a show in the afternoon sunshine or rain or snuggle up under a soft blanket to watch an evening performance. With the sea as a backdrop and the most memorable sunsets, it will be an experience you will never forget. A short drive will take you to Land's End and Sennen Cove, which is renowned for its great surf. With the several art galleries to visit in picturesque Mousehole, and with the fishing port of Newlyn and the town of Penzance within a short drive away, why not pop into one of the tropical gardens on the way, for a traditional Cornish cream tea. A stay at Half Deck is an ideal choice for couples seeking to both explore and relax, and once connected with this area, will see you wanting to return.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king


via external door into communal hallway. Internal door to apartment into hallway and doors to:


superking bed, dressing table and chair, garden view.

Shower room

walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and four chairs, two sofas, Smart TV, DVD player, electric fire, patio doors to terrace.


picnic bench and table.


located on the ground floor, on one level, slight step into walk-in shower tray. Property can be accessed from the rear without any steps to climb. There is also a front entrance which has nine steps into the communal hallway.

Additional information

electric heating, allocated parking for two cars in the car park opposite the apartments. The museum's tennis courts opposite the apartments are available to hire for a minimal fee, but please bring your own equipment. WiFi, short breaks available.


Loved being here. Very well equipped accommodation. Great to be able to walk to the beach without worrying about parking and was only a short walk. Perfect!

June 2024

Great holiday in this spacious and comfortable apartment. Excellent location for the beach, cliff paths and the Minack theatre. The Telecommunications museum is very interesting and well worth a visit. The beach cafe should not be missed - lovely staff and fabulous crab baguettes.

June 2024

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Holidays in Porthcurno

Self catering holidays in Porthcurno have plenty to occupy children and adults alike and is true retreat for those wishing to be away from the hordes whether in or out of season. Holiday cottages in Porthcurno are easily reached by road with a bus service running from Penzance, with its nearest village being St Buryan.

Porthcurno’s popular family beach offers safe paddling for the younger swimmers and wonderful deep waters for the more experienced, refreshments and toilet facilities are available as well as a huge car park (free between October to Easter).

Take a short walk along the coastal path to Pedn Vounder beach; a real sun trap sheltered from the elements, it will truly amaze you with its natural beauty. With the tide low, you can walk the entire length to Logan’s Rock jutting out into the sea. For more information on Porthcurno beach, check out our blog on Sandy Beaches of West Cornwall.

Did you know...

Basking sharks are often spotted gracing the waters around Porthcurno Bay!

Things to do near Porthcurno

Minack Theatre
Built in to the cliff face at Porthcurno, the world famous Minack Theatre runs outdoor performances from May to September attracting many who wishing for an ‘al fresco’ theatrical experience with the most beautiful back drop of the sea and sunset. This world-renowned theatre is truly a theatre under the stars. It was built by hand by Rowena Cade and her gardener Billy Rawlings and Tom Angove. The story of how the theatre came about is a tribute to one woman’s vision. Rowena died in 1983. The theatre has undergone technical modifications to cope with the increased audience numbers. However, it is still a truly unique and magical place, with seats carved into the cliffs and a stunning backdrop and sea views. Always take hats and sunscreen for matinees; and warm clothes for the evening. Arriving early with your picnic basket is positively encouraged and The Minack has its own micro-climate and rarely cancels a show. Read more on our blog post: Theatres in Cornwall.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Visit the Telegraph Museum which will walk you through how Sir John Pender formed the Falmouth-Gibraltar-Malta Telegraph Company in 1876. Between the two world wars Porthcurno cable office was for a time the largest submarine cable station in the world. The cable office closed in 1970, but Cable & Wireless training college remained operational up until 1993. The museum holds company records and tells the story of this major international communications centre which was tucked away in a Cornish cove. To find out more, you can read our blog post: A day out at Porthcurno Telegraph Musuem.

Places to visit near Porthcurno

Conveniently located for cliff walking and bird watching, Treen is just a short walk away from the secluded sandy beaches of Porthcurno. 

Logan Rock
Logan Rock, meaning 'balanced stone' is also closeby. This granite boulder weighing approximately 80 tonnes, could once be rocked by applying just a little pressure. The story goes that it was once dislodged in 1824 by a group of British seamen wishing to show their skill and courage. Outraged by this, the local residents insisted the rock was replaced, as it had become a local landmark. Ironically this was a much more challenging feat, taking 60 men, 7 months to complete. Logan's Rock still moves today, but with much less ease than it once did.

Dating back over 400 years, the Logan Rock Inn serves good food and beer and offers a friendly, country-pub atmosphere.

Penberth Cove
Home to a small fishing fleet, Penberth Cove is nearby and provides the perfect place to relax in a tranquil setting. Ideal for a spot of birdwatching or simply enjoying the scenery.

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Loved being here. Very well equipped accommodation. Great to be able to walk to the beach without worrying about parking and was only a short walk. Perfect!

Great holiday in this spacious and comfortable apartment. Excellent location for the beach, cliff paths and the Minack theatre. The Telecommunications museum is very interesting and well worth a visit. The beach cafe should not be missed - lovely staff and fabulous crab baguettes.

Ideal quiet location for one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Our third visit to the Half Deck.