Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall

Places to Stay

1.17 miles

Nearest Beach
Treyarnon Bay

1.14 miles

The Japanese Garden

3.94 miles

About Porthcothan Bay Beach

Long sandy sheltered dog friendly bay with sand dunes behind. Surfing not the best, but ok for beginners. Swimming not advised at low tide due to strong current. All the facilities available, plus a lifeguard during summer months.
Location for Nampara Cove in the recent Poldark TV series.

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Closest town: Padstow

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Places to stay near Porthcothan Bay Beach:

Overcliff (Self Catering) Padstow (0.40 miles)
Holiday Home Blueb (Holiday Park) St Merryn (0.53 miles)
Holiday Home Lucerne (Holiday Park) Mawgan Porth (1.04 miles)
Holiday Home Fair (Holiday Park) St Merryn (1.15 miles)
Trewalder (Holiday Park) Harlyn Bay (1.17 miles)
Neptune, Treyarnon Bay (Holiday Park) Harlyn Bay (1.21 miles)
Trelorna (Self Catering) Wadebridge (1.36 miles)
Uphill Cottage, St Ervan, Nr Padstow (Holiday Park) St Merryn (1.52 miles)
Uphill Cottage (Cottage) St Merryn (1.52 miles)
Dinas View (Holiday Park) Harlyn Bay (1.53 miles)
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Closest Attractions:

The Japanese Garden (3.94 miles) East meets West in this unique Garden for all Seasons.
Spectacular Japanese maples, Koi pond, bamboo grove, Stroll, Woodland, Zen &...
Prideaux Place (4.23 miles) Elizabethan manor house and the home of the Prideaux family since its completion in 1592. The house, gardens and deer...
Padstow Museum (4.41 miles) This small but interesting museum is situated just 50 metres from the harbour side in the port of Padstow on...
Camel Creek Adventure Park (4.51 miles) Heaps of family entertainment in this fun theme park. Open February to early November....
Cornish Birds of Prey Centre (5.79 miles) For an interactive, educational, and ultimately fun day out in North Cornwall try The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in...

Other Beaches Nearby:

Treyarnon Bay (1.14 miles) A busy little sandy beach with nearby campsites and caravan parks and popular with surfers as well (not good for...
Bedruthan Steps (1.52 miles) A beach of sand and large rocks that gets cut off at high tide. Some parking, but a walk down...
Constantine Bay (1.73 miles) A good sized sandy beach that joins with Boobys Bay at low tide and disappears at high tide. Good for...
Boobys Bay (2.01 miles) Joining up with Constantine Bay at low tide and disappears at high tide this is a good surfing beach, but...
Mother Iveys Bay (2.47 miles) It's a lovely beach if you're happy to walk from Harlyn, take everything you need (no facilities) but not the...

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