Cornwall’s beaches are known as some of the most beautiful in the world, offering something for everyone’s pace of life. So whether you are in need of a leisurely sunbathe, an action-packed surf session, or a family-friendly dog walk, there will be a perfect beach for you.
Now, more than ever before, we are going to be relying on our country’s gorgeous coastline as an escape. Everyone deserves a much-needed break after all the stresses and strains of the past year. We can attest that nothing is as relaxing as the vast stretches of sea, sand and shingle here on our doorstep, which is why we would love to share it with you.
Our resort, located just outside of Portreath, is the perfect home base to explore from. If you are a lover of rambling, why not attempt a coastal walk along the cliffs towards Bassets Cove? With its stunning hidden coves and incredible views, it is one for the more ambitious visitors. Although the walk is demanding in parts, the wildflowers, sea air and wildlife will make it worth the effort.
If family fun is more your speed, we highly recommend and are proud to announce Portreath beach as a winner of the UK Seaside Award.
Our Resort Director and personal advocate of Portreath beach, was heartbroken due to the impact the pandemic had on the awards, “last year delayed the awards but not our resolve to show off this special location and to recognise the hard work of the local community who have looked after and cherished Portreath’s beautiful beach.”
So what is it that makes Portreath and the surrounding area so extraordinary?
The vast beach has fine pillowy sand and shingle below the shoreline. Whilst looking out into sparkling turquoise waters, it is easy to imagine a tropical sun beaming down. The perfect place for couples who wish to sunbathe or play sandcastles with their children. Due to the immense effort put in by the surrounding community, this space is one of the cleanest beaches around, with constant maintenance- meaning the view is perfect, and your little ones are more than safe to play on the ground. In addition, the harbour wall and “rocky” is popular with seasoned surfers and bodyboarders for its “vortex” surf break. Lifeguards are on duty within scheduled hours, so you can rest assured that you will be cared for. Incredible food and drinks are easy to come by, with plenty of nearby cafes and restaurants. In addition to this, there are also two surf shops and an amusement arcade on the seafront.
The area is steeped in history, which has not been lost over time. It has instead been maintained for holidaymakers to create beautiful memories. For example, some of the old tram roads, previously used for transporting ore from the mines, have been made into scenic cycle paths, making it entirely possible to cycle from Portreath on the north coast to Devoran on the south coast.
Portreath is a gift, and we are so lucky to have found our home here – we would love to share it, so why not come and visit us?