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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

Walking

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.

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Amazing

5 of 5
The house was in a great position over looking the sea fantastic views Every thing you could want and more was included in the house. We had a great family weekend would definately recommend
  • Review Submitted: Feb 04, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Return to Driftwood

4 of 5
Return visit for us, cottage clean and comfortable with everything you need plus some for a lovely break. Perfect location, dog friendly beach (October to Easter) planning our next visit later in the year. Booking process and communication very good.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018