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Porth Beach Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

Porth is a rural north west facing beach, narrow and with a shallow incline. Exposed to Atlantic swells. Easy access makes it popular with families and those with walking difficulties.

Beach Type

Sand and rocks


Refreshments available
Toilet facilities
Disabled access and toilets


Surfing not permitted during Summer season between 10am and 6pm when lifeguards are on duty
There is a pitch and putt and a crazy golf course on Trevelgue head

Nature and Wildlife

Porth Island on the eastern side of the beach is the site of an Iron Age settlement and is linked to the mainland by a footbridge. Beneath it there are caves which can be explored at low tide and is said were used by smugglers

Water Quality





Dogs are not permitted from 1st April to the end of September.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Marcus Hill. Newquay. Cornwall. TR7 1BDGeneral enquiries: +44 01637 854020. Bed Locating Team: +44 01637 854020. Events hotline: +44 01637 854040. Fax: +44 01637 854030. Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4238, -5.05638
Postcode: TR7 3LU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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off the B3276 North of Newquay.

Public Transport

Nearest train station is Newquay. Bus route 556

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (About a mile away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 2 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 5 miles away)
Roche (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available at beach level.

Nearby Car Parks

Porth Beach, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0 miles away
Lusty Glaze, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Albany Road, Newquay (Short stay).
About 1 miles away
Newquay Station, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Trenance, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Oakleigh Terrace, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
The Manor, Newquay (Short stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Harbour, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Fore Street, Newquay (Short stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Mount Wise, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

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