Porthcothan Bay Beach

Located south of Treyarnon Bay between Newquay and Padstow, Porthcothan Beach is a narrow north west-facing inlet backed by grassy dunes, opening out at low tide to join with small coves to the north and south, whilst at high tide the beach is sheltered from swells and winds by the high craggy cliffs.

Parking, shops and toilet facilities are close by with beach level access.

Lifeguard cover from the 13th of May until the 24th of September (2023). You are advised to always check beach conditions before your visit and always follow the lifeguards advice whilst on the beach.

Porthcothan is a dog friendly beach, with no seasonal dog ban, but please keep your dog under control and clean up mess immediately.

Poldark connection: Porthcothan Beach and the clifftop fields nearby were used for the filming of Poldark, especially the shots of Ross riding his horse.

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    Porthcothan Bay Beach Padstow Cornwall PL28 8LW

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