Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

PORTHCOTHAN BAY

 
 

Image of Porthcothan Beach

Sand dunes at the top of the beach give way to a long seemingly narrow beach with cliffs on each side. A shallow stream divides the beach down its length at low tide. At high tide nearly all the beach is covered but there is shelter in the low dunes at the back of the beach. A popular beach with families.

Access
The bay can be found to the south of Treyarnon Bay, on the road (B3276) towards the Airport and Mawgan Porth and Newquay.

Swimming & Surfing
Porthcothan is normally associated with good and consistent surf, it is more for sun-bathing or swimming. It is unwise to swim at low tide as the area is no longer sheltered by the headlands and dangerous currents are created.

Facilities
Lifeguard from 21st May to 25th September.
Shop, public telephone and toilets are near the entrance to the beach.

Parking
Pay and Display from 0900 to 1800. Free parking after 1800. 174 tarmaced spaces.

Dog Friendly
Dogs allowed all year around.

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