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County - Cornwall | Map
Tel code: 01209 | code search
Postcode: TR4 | code search
Population: 930
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Porthtowan is a delightful coastal village sheltering in a valley overlooked by granite cliffs, in North Cornwall. It's renowned for it's rich mining history, the legacy of which can be seen today. The Victorians and Edwardians came here in droves making it a popular destination, today sees surfers and visitors alike enjoying the stunning views of the Cornish coast, and close proximity of Portreath and St Agnes. The fine sugar soft sand is pleasing underfoot whilst rock pools where fascinating creatures lurk forever please younger visitors wielding a net, and of course when the surf is up the thrill of riding the waves and tubes is rarely beaten, if staying dry is preferred then time it right and one of the Surfing Championships may be on where surfers showcase their talents to an appreciative audience. Shops with a surfing flavour add to the air of this delightful seaside village that's surrounded by green countryside. There's also the chance for the energetic to walk from the beach, at low tide of course, all the way to Chapel Porth and on the return journey take to the Coastal Path along the cliff tops, where unforgettable wildlife soars and the views far out to sea will lighten any heart, Porthtowan's spell is left unbroken.

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Porthtowan Tourist Park
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Places to Stay near Porthtowan

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The Beach Hotel (0.22 miles)

The Beach Hotel
Situated as the name suggests directly above the unspoilt sandy beach at Porthtowan. The hotel has probably one of the best locations in the county and all our rooms overlook the beach and sea. If ... More | visit website
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Beacon Country House Hotel (1.75 miles)

Beacon Country House Hotel

Situated in a quiet and beautiful area on the southerly slopes of St Agnes Beacon, and surrounded by two acres of undulating lawns, the Beacon Country House Hotel enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding ... More | visit website

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Bolster Farm Cottage (1.92 miles)

Bolster Farm Cottage

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Comfortable and spacious contemporary barn conversion with stunning views of countryside and sea. Near to several beaches and Coastal Footpath. Adjoining Farm Trail. Excellent local restaurants and pubs within walking ... More

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Goonearl Cottage Guest House (2.17 miles)

Goonearl Cottage Guest House
Geoff, Sarah & Barbara, Welcome you to their traditional Cornish Cottage Guest House, set in its own beautiful grounds and perfectly situated for visiting all of Cornwall. Postioned in the picturesque parish of St.Agnes with ... More | visit website
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Crossroads Lodge (2.76 miles)

Crossroads Lodge

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A warm welcome awaits you at our hotel in the heart of Cornwall. Conveniently situated 2 miles east of Redruth just off the A30, we are an excellent base for ... More

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Tricky's Hotel (3.08 miles)

Tricky
Tricky's is a family run Hotel, Restaurant and Bar situated just outside the Historic Mining Town of Redruth. The beaches and beautiful coastline of the north cornish coast are only a few miles away and ... More | visit website
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Penventon Park Hotel (The) (3.48 miles)

Penventon Park Hotel (The)

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A beautifully converted Georgian mansion sitting in ten acres of private grounds. We offer luxurious surroundings, a welcoming and lively atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food, meaning you can simply ... More

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Skyber Byghan (3.58 miles)

Skyber Byghan is a semi-detached reverse level barn conversion attached to the owners property. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment including a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom the cottage now has a fresh contemporary feel with ... More | visit website
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Rose-in-Vale Country House Hotel (3.77 miles)

Rose-in-Vale Country House Hotel

As you turn into the drive, you know that you are somewhere special... this is Rose-in-Vale, a hotel which truly lives up to its name - a lovely Geogian Country manor House dating from the ... More | visit website

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St George's Country House (4.77 miles)

St George's Country House is an exclusive country house situated in its own grounds overlooking Perranporth, a picturesque town in the heart of Cornwall, boasting its famous 3 mile stretch of golden beach. From the ... More | visit website

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