Portreath has a long sandy beach that is popular with families and surfers who want to experience “The Vortex”. A stream that runs down the beach out to sea gives this beach a different feel to others in the area and with long coastal walks in both directions, this location on the northern coast of West Cornwall is an ideal place for a quiet, yet active holiday in Cornwall.
Within five miles of Portreath you’ll find a further three beaches that are well worth a visit while on holiday in Cornwall. The nearest is Bassetts Cove which is completely submerged at high tide. Sat between dramatic high cliffs, you’ll find Chapel Porth beach, which during the summer is a picturesque location to spend a day with lush green plants lining the cliffs along with clear blue water. The most popular of the nearby beaches is Porthtowan which at low tide stretches 1.5 miles. Cliffs provide shelter from the breeze turning this into a real hot spot during the summer months. The beaches are all linked by the South West Coast Path which is a great way of exploring the West Cornwall coast.
Tehidy Country Park is an adventurers dream with 250 acres of woodlands which offer endless possibilities for walking and cycling. Make your way around the wonderful nature trails that are found in the park while passing wildlife flourishing in its natural environment. If you’re feeling peckish stop at the café for a light bite or you can even hire a BBQ and cook your own dinner.
For a spot of shopping during your Cornwall holiday head to the nearby town, Redruth where you’ll find a mix of high street bands along with independent stores selling everything you’ll ever need for your time in Cornwall. Camborne’s neighbouring town, Redruth, played a key role in Cornwall’s rich mining history. The King Edward Mine Museum is found in the town and provides a fun day out for all the family. There are also many more fantastic tourist attractions in and around Portreath including Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre. Enjoy the displays of falconry before heading to the pen for feeding time for the baby animals.
Tehidy Country Park is an adventurers dream with 250 acres of woodlands
Portreath has a small collection of restaurants in the town serving dishes from a wide variety of cuisines including British, Tapas and Chinese. If you head into Redruth and Camborne you’ll find a greater choice of pubs and restaurants with the award winning Treleigh Arms leading the selection.