Porthtowan Beach – Excellent Surfing and Swimming beach

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach at low tide

Porthtowan Beach


A large Northwest facing sandy beach. This beach is very popular with surfers, and good family beach, children’s park beside the top end of the beach.

At low tide, it is possible to walk along the sans to Chapel Porth Beach. However, you must check the tide times carefully as the tide comes in very quickly do not attempt the walk without knowing the set of the tide.

  • Level access from the car park.
  • Disabled access.
  • Refreshments, beach shop, surf shop, restaurant.
  • Toilets
  • Seasonal dog ban

Porthtowan Beach is a Blue Flag beach

Blue Flag organisation works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.

We have a video of a seal release on the beach from the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary


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