Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan beach
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Porthtowan Beach
Porthtowan
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Porthtowan wave

Porthtowan is another of Cornwall's great North coast beaches which grows exponentially in size as the tide goes out. At low tide the beach stretches nearly 1.5 miles to include Chapel Porth beach and cliffs below the iconic Wheal Coates engine house. Set in a valley, high cliffs provide some shelter from cross shore breezes as well as offering some great vistas up the coast.

As a frequent winner of the Blue Flag award Porthtowan beach has all the qualities and amenities one would expect. Good food can be found at the beachside "Blue Bar" and there is a village shop a couple of minutes walk up the road.
Porthtowan has a seasonal lifeguard service making it a great all round family beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard cover: Easter bank holiday, weekends during April, daily from 5 May to 30 September and weekends during October

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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Disabled access

Plenty of facilities at this Blue Flag beach along with easy, level access from beachside car park

Postcode

TR4 8UD

OS grid ref.

SW 6924 4802

Awards

Blue Flag Award

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