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  • Porthtowan
    - a spectacular beauty spot with sandy beach - ideal family holiday destination

    Porthtowan  Beach

    St Ives | Carbis Bay | Hayle | Gwithian Towans | Godrevy Head | Portreath | Porthtowan | St Agnes | Trevaunance Cove | Perranporth | Holywell Bay | Crantock Bay | Newquay | Porth | Mawgan Porth | Harlyn Bay | Constantine Bay & Trevone | Padstow & The Camel Estuary

    Porthtowan PicturePorthtowan is a small village on the picturesque north Cornish coast and has a wonderful atmosphere. Porthtowan derives its Cornish name from its most obvious feature its sandy beaches and dunes (towans). It owes its present day character to its popularity as a local seaside resort in Victorian and Edwardian times when the local populous from Redruth and the surrounding areas flocked here, particularly on bank holidays.

    Today's conveniently placed shops and tourist amenities have their roots in this period when a handful of bathing machines served the adventurous swimmers of the day, most people then being content merely to take tea after a walk on the cliffs. The cliff walks are still splendid, but there is now much more to Porthtowan than just tea rooms! Overlooking Porthtowan are the remains of Wheal Towan, one of Cornwall's most celebrated 18th century copper mines and scene of a fortune amassed by Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelissick, "guinea a minute" Daniell his reputed income night and day.

    Porthtowan  Beach

    Porthtowan Beach.

    The blue flag beach is spacious and safe, with large expanses of sand and numerous rock pools at low tide. Porthtowan is famous for its surfing and there are surf-hire shops and tuition in the village. There is even a salt water pool that children, and adults alike, love to explore.

    In the village you will find all you need with a local post office, local store and deli, in addition to various beach shops and an ice-cream parlour/juice bar.

    There are two bars/restaurants - one of these being the famous Blue Bar - which serve good food all day. There is a good children's play area and you'll find throughout Porthtowan that children and families are very welcome.

    For those who love walking, the area is surrounded by National Trust land. The South West Coastal Footpath passes through the area and it is possible to walk at low tide from Porthtowan to Chapel Porth along the beach, returning through the cliff tops.

    If you want to explore further a field, then Porthtowan is central to many other resorts and attractions in Cornwall including The Eden Project, St Ives and Padstow.

    Porthtowan beach

    Porthtowan

    overlooking Porthtowan  Beach

    In 1897 the wreck of the Rose of Devon left a lasting scar on the locality, bodies of dead sailors being buried in the cemetery at nearby Mount Hawke where a Cornish cross now marks the sad event.

    One local folk tale tells of a voice from the sea. "The hour is come but not the man." A ghostly figure spotted at the top of a nearby hill, in response to the call, rushed down and vanished beneath the waves. Mount Hawke is the country cousin to Porthtowan 11 miles inland. Founded on mining and agriculture and once, local centre for rope making, the village has become popular in the last 20 years. Several lovely wooded walks are possible from here.

    Holidays in Porthtowan
    Stay in Porthtowan, Portreath and the local area

    The Cornwall Online Guide - Holiday Rental properties
    Tehidy Holiday Park - Self-catering + Self Catering Static Caravan +Touring + Camping + Glamping + Holiday Park

    phone 01209 216489

    Self- catering Holiday Rental, Static Holiday Caravan Stays, Camping and Touring Pitches, Holiday Park vacation,

    Prices from 14 to 800

    Visit England   4Star, AA 4 Pennants, Voted BEST SMALL SITE IN UK 2012

    Voted Best Holiday and Caravan Site in UK 2014, best Family Site in UK 2013 and BEST SMALL SITE IN UK 2012, plus 3 times Regional Winner. Our multi award winning Holiday Park in Cornwall offers bungalows, holiday caravans, wigwam glamping cabins and camping/ touring pitches, each set in an area of their own. Our beautiful wooded valley is in a truly enviable location, set in the heart of the UNESCIO World Heritage site, approximately half way between St Ives and St Agnes

    Tehidy Holiday Park has Limited Disabled Facilities, please call 01209 216489 for details.

    Facilities

    Sleeps: 6 max.
    people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
        Location: Nr Portreath
    beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

    local_parking Parking Available
    wifi Internet Access

    Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

    phone 01209 216489

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    Tehidy Holiday Park,  Nr Portreath


    Piskey Cottage - Self Catering

    phone 0771 202 0922

    Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

    Changeover Day = Sat

    Prices from 315 to 925

     

    A short, level walk to the stunning beach, Piskey Cottage is a charming and traditional Cornish tin miners cottage that sleeps 4-6 people and provides the perfect location for your self catering holiday in Cornwall. Private off road parking

    Pets are Welcome at Piskey Cottage in Portreath -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

    Facilities

    Sleeps: 6 max.
        Location: Portreath
    beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

    Online Availability
    pets Pets Welcome
    local_parking Parking Available

    phone 0771 202 0922

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    Piskey Cottage,  Portreath


    Perran Sands Holidays - Self Catering

    phone 07775 572 339

    Self- catering Holiday Rental,

    Changeover Day = Sat

    Prices from 150 to 695

     

    Holidays in Perranporth with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Two bedroom well apointed Holiday chalets situated on the Perran Sands Haven site - in a quiet location. Within easy walking distance to all amenities including on site swimming pool and facilities and night clubs. Just 10 mins walk to beach!

    Facilities

    Sleeps: 5 max.
        Location: Perranporth
    beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

    Online Availability
    local_parking Parking Available
    pool Swimming Pool
    Bar
    Restaurant

    phone 07775 572 339

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    Perran Sands Holidays,  Perranporth


    Lantern Cottage - Self Catering

    phone 01959 569096

    Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

     

    A charming Grade II listed thatched cottage with beamed ceilings, ingle-nook and wood/coal burning stove, situated in St. Agnes. 400 yds to sandy beach at Trevaunance Cove. Sleeps 5

    Pets are Welcome at Lantern Cottage in St Agnes -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

    Facilities

    Sleeps: 5 max.
        Location: St Agnes
    beach_access Nearest Beach:

    Online Availability
    pets Pets Welcome
    local_parking Parking Available
    Sea Views

    phone 01959 569096

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    Lantern Cottage,  St Agnes


    Cornish Escapes - Self Catering

    phone 01491 641871

    Self- catering Holiday Rental,

    Prices from 300 to 980

     

    Two self-catering holiday homes in beautiful Porthtowan. Gryffindor and Hufflepuff are new holiday homes sleeping up to 6 people each, only a hundred yards from the surf beach at Porthtowan. There are sea views from Gryffindor pets are welcome in Hufflepuff.

    Facilities

    Sleeps: 6 max.
        Location: Porthtowan
    beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

    local_parking Parking Available
    wifi Internet Access
    Sea Views
    En-Suite Facilities

    phone 01491 641871

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    Cornish Escapes,  Porthtowan


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