Located on the west coast between Porthtowan and Godrevy, Portreath is a lovely little village. It has a vast sandy beach with a tidal pool at one end. Access to the beach is easy with a few steps and parking right next to it making it a great place to go if you are a family who likes to take a lot with you for the day as we do!
The harbour wall is perfect for crabbing in the summer, it makes a great wave for experienced surfers in the right condition and in the winter storms the waves crashing over it attracts many photographers.
The little beach cafe is ideal for a sneaky early morning bacon sandwich and a simple cup of tea whilst watching the sea. There are a few cafes, a number of pubs serving great pub food and a chinese restaurant.
If you find yourself walking through the village in the early morning you will be treated to the wonderful smells drifting from the Portreath bakery. You absolutely must try out their delicious bread, pasties and cakes.
Just up the road is Tehidy Woods with its twisting paths, pretty ponds and streams, yummy cafe and very friendly squirrels. It is also home to the fabulous Rogue Theatre. Their magical, family friendly performances are enchanting and not to be missed.
The Track at Portreath is great entertainment for children and adults who love their bikes (mountain bikes and bmx) with 5 acres of dirt track. Further family entertainment can be found at Cornwall Gold, with gold panning, crazy golf, 'The Bear Works', paint your own pottery and 'gem scoop'. A little further up the road is Heartlands, Cornwall's free cultural playground with interactive exhibitions, a fantastic children's playground and a variety of events and music.
Stay at :
The Chace, Portreath, sleeps 6.