Portreath is a well-loved surfing village on the north coast of Cornwall characterised by craggy granite cliffs, a small fishing harbour, and a sandy beach. Popular with surfers and sun worshippers, Portreath is also a great place from which to pick up the South West Coast Path. This corner of Cornwall is perfect for getting an authentic taste for life as it’s lived in the area these days. Visit Tehidy Country Park, St Agnes, Carn Brea and Cornwall Gold.
Why visit Portreath?
If you love surfing and you love the Cornish way of life, Portreath is part of a lovely stretch of coast where you can experience an unspoilt, quieter area of the county. From St Agnes to Godrevy, this craggy cliff-gilded part of the coast is a surfing hot spot and offers some incredible beaches.
Things to do in Portreath
Portreath is home to a seawall with fortifications to investigate. The South West Coast Path runs through the village too and although moderately challenging, the views are incredible. You can often see cetaceans at play in the waves below and be sure to visit the seals at the haulout below Godrevy.
Why stay in a Portreath cottage?
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly home-from-home or a dog-friendly retreat, our collection of Cornwall cottages is sure to be able to cater for your needs. Portreath is the ideal spot for those that are looking for a surfing break or a hiking holiday. It’s beautiful.
Three must-see places to visit in Portreath
- Visit Wheal Fortune and Wheal Coates above Chapel Porth Beach to see some eye-catching mining ruins.
- Tehidy Country Park is a lovely woodland with a lake, abundant bird life and a café.
- Experienced surfers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to ride some serious waves at Portreath.