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Porthtowan Beach

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A Hidden Gem

This spectacular cove attracts local surfers throughout the year. The beach in itself is worth a... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2019
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Great place for a wander

We went in August. The beach wasn't overcrowded, The Bue Bar is worth stopping off at for a snack... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Ian P
Cupar, United Kingdom
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| North Coast of Cornwall Between St. Agnes and St Ives, Porthtowan, England
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

This spectacular cove attracts local surfers throughout the year. The beach in itself is worth a visit, a gorgeous safe place to explore with young children. There are great cafes close by and the local village shop is fab - a little tardis that seems...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

We went in August. The beach wasn't overcrowded, The Bue Bar is worth stopping off at for a snack just for the view

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian P
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Porthtowan and loved the beach! We were lucky as it was so mild for December and with the wintery sun it was just lovely. A stroll in the mornings set us up just right for the day ahead. When the tide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SBG356
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Been coming here approx 40yrs, from a child, and still enjoy the sand, the waves, the little cafe, beach shop, pub, play area etc and the amazing coastal paths with dis-used mine shafts. Has become more commercialised over the years (surfing, housing) and some visitors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T D B
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The beach is fantastic. Clean, safe and family friendly. Lifeguards in season. A bit of a run down village but more visitors will help bring in the money to fix that.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a very pretty area with a great sandy beach, ideal for taking the family for a picnic. There are a couple of cafes & a fantastic ice cream parlour called Moomaid who sell excellent ices, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Peaceful are well worth a visit. Plenty of surfing going on. Nice Restaurant/coffee shop. Large car park easy access to beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philisa1
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Only put a couple of hours on for parking but wish we had done longer. Such a beautiful peaceful beach. Amazing views and great watching the surfers trying to catch the waves. There were RNLI guards who were keeping any eye on the tide and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Southy50
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

A great family beach with shops, beach hire, and cafes (and a pub) next to the sands. Lifeguard presence and great surf makes this a brilliant day out - and there’s superb cliff top walks to Portreath and St Agnes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank P7829DMgrahams
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Great sandy beach, life guard cover from 10-6 in high season. The tide can be strong but life guards were really good sectioning the beach for bodyboarding and surfers giving advice and instruction when necessary. At low tide chance to walk to other beaches, just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from andrewR5962XT | Reviewed this property |
Many people, such as me and my family like to holiday in Cornwall with kids and dogs. There needs to be more dog friendly beaches. I always pick up after my dog. Providing this is done and the dogs are controlled sensibly we... More
January 12, 2018|
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Response from tsophie79 |
No, Porthtowan beach has a complete dog ban from Easter until October time sadly!