Cornwall Beach Guide

Portreath Beach

Description:
Portreath is a small port on the North Cornwall coast. To the west of the harbour wall there is a wide sandy beach which can be used for surfing. Facilities and parking are close to the beach at Portreath.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong under currents, large breaking waves, not to use inflatables and risk of rock falls. Lifeguards in summer.See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
The car park is right by the beach. There is a short set of steps to the beach, unsuitable for wheel chairs. From the road there is level access to the beach.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Portreath Beach from 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm).
Directions:
Portreath is about 12 miles from Truro on the A30. On the A30, turn off at Redruth (where signposted to Redruth and Porthtowan). On the roundabout over the A30, follow the directions to Reduth and Portreath onto a second roundabout and here turn right onto the A3047 (again signposted to Redruth and Portreath). Follow this road to another roundabout and here turn right onto the B3300 (signposted to Portreath) and follow this road to Portreath.
Post Code:
TR16 4NN.
Parking:
One large car park by Portreath Beach. There is also some road parking in Portreath.
Toilets:
Yes, on the road just before the car park.
Facilities:
Pub, shop, café. Sand Chair hire for the disabled at Portreath Beach, phone West Cornwall Adventure on (07837) 634861.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Gwithian Towans (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing)
Porthtowan (4 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Chapel Porth (7 miles, sandy beach, surfing)
Perranporth (14 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
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