Beach with Cafe
Heading out of the town of Newquay, Porth Beach has a wonderful expanse of golden sand. A narrow beach, it’s a popular choice for families with the headlands on each side keeping Porth Beach sheltered from the wind. Because of its narrowness, surfing is not permitted during the peak summer months but bodyboarding and paddleboarding is allowed. RNLI lifeguards are on patrol from May through to the end of September.
The Porth Stream or Whipsiderry Stream crosses this beach, trickling down from the sea to the start of the beach – a lovely place for kids to splash around. There’s also plenty of rock pools to discover on either side of the beach.
A point of interest here is Trevalgue Head, also known as Porth Island, is a stunning headland which can be accessed from the beach via a narrow footbridge.
There is a seasonal dog ban in place at Porth Beach, which means no dogs are allowed on the beach from 15th May to 30th September between the hours of 10am to 6pm.