Located down a steep single lane road at the bottom of the valley. A lovely National Trust beach with wonderful surrounding walks including to the iconic remains of Wheal Coates tin mining engine house.
Facilities: toilets and a small café (outdoor seating only) in the carpark on the beachfront.
Nearest car park: Chapel Porth National Trust managed car park on the beachfront.
A beautiful sandy Blue Flag beach beneath towering cliffs, Porthtowan has quality waves for surfing and a tidal pool for swimming. Located within a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty, it’s a popular family favourite for sand castle building, beach activities and picnicking.
Facilities: Toilets in the car park, a bar/café, shops and children’s play park on the seafront.
Nearest car park: Beach Road car park is a short level walk to the beach.
Surrounded by cliffs, Holywell Bay is a picturesque cove with the distinctive Gull Rocks out to sea, a shallow channel great for paddling, soft sand and undulating dunes. Often used as a film location, Holywell has most recently appeared in Poldark!
Facilities: Toilets can be found a short walk from the car park.
Nearest car park: The National Trust car park is five minutes’ walk from the beach.