Portreath Beach is a north-facing, sandy (with some shingle) beach in west Cornwall. It is a popular family beach which also often provides ideal surfing conditions. Portreath Beach, which is around ¼mile in length, sits in a sheltered harbour on the north Cornwall coast.
Portreath Harbour is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site ‘Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape’, and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches west to Godrevy Point. Porthtowan Beach lies around 4 miles up the east coast, and can be reached by hardy walkers along the South West Coast Path.
Holiday cottages in Portreath offer self catering accommodation to Cornwall holiday makers. Further self catering options are provided by holiday cottages in St Agnes (7 miles from Portreath by road), Truro (15 miles) and Hayle (9 miles).
A large car park is situated by the beach, from where access to the beach is easy, with disabled access. Beach facilities are numerous, including toilets, cafés, and surf and beach shops. Further facilities, including a selection of pubs, are available in the town. Lifeguards patrol the beach in the peak summer season. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.