Beach with Cafe
Portreath’s pretty sandy beach has a stream running down to the sea on the left-hand side. Popular with surfers and bodyboarders, this lifeguarded beach has a laidback, chilled feel and very handy parking for all beach paraphernalia. One of the joys of Portreath is its accessibility. Cliffs at either end of the beach add character and shelter, but there is a fair expanse of sand to play on in between.
Experienced watersports enthusiasts will enjoy the big swells of the Vortex, a tricky reef break which peels off the harbour wall, while families adore the bucket and spade experience on a sand and shingle beach. It’s worth noting that there’s a seasonal dog ban during the summer months.
Spectacular cliffs ensure a good coastal stomp is ready and waiting. From up high, you will see flowers, views and seabirds, nature at its very best, with remnants of mining heritage dotted around, too.