Porthtowan is a north coast surfing beach and is also lifeguarded, during the season. The beach offers a couple of cafes, providing a hub, where hot and cold food and drink is available.
The beach itself is fairly small by Cornish standards, but is deceptively spacious. Being on the north coast of Cornwall, the high northerly winds can hamper your casual stroll or surf.
This Blue Flag award winning beach is one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches bordered by soft golden sand and backed by large dunes and dramatic cliffs.