Porthcothan Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a rural, sheltered sandy bay, approximately 400 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. There is a stream that flows across the beach. Porthcothan is popular with tourists and surfers and is patrolled by lifeguards during the day in the summer.
Beach type: Sand
Nearest town: Padstow
Local authority: Cornwall Council
OS Grid Reference: SW857719
Tourist Information Centre
Red Brick Building
Phone 01841 533 449
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Located in the picturesque Cornwall village of Treyarnon, this YHA hostel is just 50 metres from the sandy beach. This beautiful country house-style building offers affordable accommodation and a restaurant. Details...
Perfectly situated, Bay Retreat Villas is set within the St Merryn Holiday Village on the outskirts of St Merryn, just 5 km from Padstow and close to many spectacular bays. Each stylish 4-star villa has 1 twin room and 1 double room, with balcony. Details...
Offering a restaurant, The Farmers Arms is a historic inn located in Saint Merryn. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide guests with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Details...
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With scenic views over the championship course and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Trevose Golf and Country Club is located in Padstow. Details...
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Pebble Lodge is a detached lodge on a quiet holiday park situated two miles from the village of St Merryn and four miles from Padstow in Cornwall. This single-storey cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double, one family room with triple bunks (double below, single on top) and a single, as well as a main bathroom. Details...
In a quiet cul-de-sac in St Merryn Holiday Village is the delightful Seven Bays, a single storey chalet. This welcoming chalet sleeps six and has three bedrooms - one double, one twin and one child's bunks. The lodge has a sitting room with dining area, and also an electric fire which sits in a feature fireplace. Details...
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