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 beach 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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned between Easter and October.
- Good fishing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
- Lost child centre
OS grid ref.
SW 6915 4803
There is car parking for 137 cars. Between 1st April and 30th September there is a charge. There are also 4 disabled spaces.
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Porthtowan Beach Reviews
Porthtowan Beach is a very special place, amazing views, good waves all year round and a great pub right on the edge of the sand