Where to stay around Porthtowan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 878 holiday lettings near Porthtowan. From 406 cottages to 176 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porthtowan is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Porthtowan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Porthtowan. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St Ives Harbour: 2,877 holiday lettings
  • Watergate Bay: 3,547 holiday lettings
  • Fistral Beach: 3,699 holiday lettings
  • Porthminster Beach: 2,875 holiday lettings
  • Porthmeor Beach: 2,857 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porthtowan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Porthtowan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 406 cottages in Porthtowan. Our other popular types of Porthtowan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 176 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 161 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 49 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porthtowan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 53 holiday homes with pool available in Porthtowan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Cottages in Porthtowan, Cornwall your home away from home

    Porthtowan is on the north coast of Cornwall between St Agnes and Portreath. It became a seaside resort in Victorian times and is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and dunes (towans). The Blue Flag beach is one of the best in the area for surfing.

    Above the small town is the Wheal Towan Mine which was one of the most productive copper mines in the 18th century. It was one of the first mines to install a steam engine which made a fortune for the Daneill family who lived at nearby Trelissick. The area is excellent for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

    Things to Do in Porthtowan


    The South West coastal path runs through the area with excellent views from the clifftop walks. The path can be steep and hilly at times so wear strong footwear and be prepared for plenty of steps and stiles. Surfing

    Some of the best surfing in Britain can be found along this Atlantic coast. Porthtowan hosts the annual SAS Rip Curl Cornish and Open Longboard Championship. There is a local surf club and a hire shop for equipment, boards and wet suits right on the beach.

    Explore National Trust Gardens

    Cornwall has some exceptional gardens full of colour in the spring with primroses, camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Glendurgan Garden and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely, both just a short drive from your Porthtowan holiday rental.

    Places to Visit Near Porthtowan, Cornwall Holywell Bay Fun Park

    This family fun park advertises its itself as the place to ride, slide, splash and have fun. With go-karts, battle boats and Merlin’s Maze it is the perfect place for family fun whatever the weather. St Ives

    Sprawling up the hillside above its two main beaches, St Ives is a quaint Cornish village with tiny fishermen’s’ cottages lining the narrow streets. The town has been attracting artists for decades and the Tate Gallery opened here in 1993. Its purpose-built Gallery is as interesting as the artworks themselves and takes full advantage of its waterfront location with spectacular sea views. Falmouth

    Falmouth has one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and has been a major port for over 400 years. The National Maritime Museum, just 11 miles from your holiday rental in Porthtowan, is just one of the attractions to be enjoyed at this historic harbour town. See the maritime exhibits both on the water and in the exhibition halls. The town also enjoys a Film Festival, an Oyster Festival and has a host of shops to browse.

    Weather in Porthtowan

    Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summer weather. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.

    Travel to Porthtowan

    Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Redruth and Camborne stations, all within 5 miles of your holiday home rental at Porthtowan. However, a car is necessary to make the most of exploring this delightful area. Take the M5 and then the A30 to reach Porthtowan.


    Activities and attractions in Porthtowan

    Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Porthtowan a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Portreath Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Trevaskis Farm (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
    • Killiow Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
    • Holywell Bay Fun Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
    • Gwinear Pitch & Putt (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Porthtowan

    If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

    Exploring the natural features in Porthtowan

    Travellers appreciate the beautiful gardens and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Porthtowan has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porthtowan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Chapel Porth Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Portreath Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Trevaunance Cove (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
    • Trevellas Cove (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Perran Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
    • Godrevy Head (7 mi / 11.2 km)