Porthtowan Beach

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Firstaid, Shops, Restaurant, Campsite, Cafe, Pedalo, Disability, Toilets


Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

The South West Coast Path along the top of the cliffs north towards Chapel Porth makes a wonderful scenic walk. Care should be taken when walking on the beach to Chapel Porth. as the tides come in quickly and cover this stretch of coast completely.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and manually from week before Easter till 1st October by Carrick District Council. Litter bins provided. At other times dog litter bins provided.

Dog Information

Dogs are banned between Easter and October.

Beach Awards and Information

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Perranporth Tourist Information Centre. Perranporth. TR6 0DP. Tel: 01872 573368 / St. Agnes Tourist Information Centre. Church Town. St. Agnes. TR5 0QW. Tel/Fax: 01872 554150 [email protected]

Where is Porthtowan Beach?

Cornwall / Porthtowan

At Chiverton Cross roundabout on the A30 take the exit signposted St Agnes and then Porthtowan. Travel along the B3277 for about one mile and turn left following the signs for Porthtowan.

Nearest Railway Station is Truro. Bus route 501 (summer only)

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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