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Porthtowan Beach

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Porthtowan Beach - Cornwall

© Paul Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Porthtowan is a large sandy beach, backed by imposing cliffs, in the St Agnes Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. North-west-facing and popular with surfers, Porthtowan is a short walk from neighbouring Chapel Porth (the pair join up at low tide). There is a large car park, cafes, shops, a surf shop and toilets.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned between Easter and October.

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Shop

Nearest town

Redruth

Postcode

TR4 8AW

OS grid ref.

SW 6915 4803

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended