Self Catering in and around Portreath

Portreath is now a popular family destination with a soft sandy beach that is also a favourite of surfers when the conditions are right.


Portreath is a popular family resort with plenty of self-catering, like many beaches on the north Cornish coast, attracts surfers and bodyboarders. The beach backs onto the village offering facilities including several shops, toilets and cafés.

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Situated at the end of a valley between high cliffs, the village of Portreath straddles a small river that runs down to the long narrow harbour built to export copper and tin in the 19th century.

It was originally known as Basset's Cove after the rich landowner who had the port built. The former tram lines, originally used for transporting the copper ore to the harbour, have now been adapted for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and as the Coast to Coast Path link Portreath with Devoran, a village on one of the creeks inland from Falmouth.

For more details on self-catering in and around Portreath, click on the link below.

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