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Porth Beach is a small stretch of sand sheltered by headlands at both ends. The beach has a wilder feel than some of the typical surfing beaches in Newquay, as it is less crowded and less developed. Find a free space on the flat, golden sand to sunbathe and play with your family.
Inhale the fresh, salty air that comes off the Atlantic waves. Capture photos of the rugged cliffs and look for intriguing rock formations, such as stacks, out in the water. With its lifeguard patrols, spacious sand and water that remains shallow for a long way out, this beach is particularly well-suited to families.
Comb the sand for stones, shells and other treasures from the deep. At low tide, discover rock pools full of marine creatures, such as crabs. Cross the footbridge to Porth Island and look for the blow hole that shoots up water in the air. The blow hole is best seen at mid-tide on windy days.
While you’re here, explore the small houses and quaint alleys of Porth and trek along the walking trails that lead off from this bay. The picturesque terrain includes an accessible patch of headland on the eastern flank of the beach that juts out into the ocean.
Enjoy snacks and refreshments from one of the cafés and pubs behind the beach. This is a public beach and, as such, can be accessed at any time. Surfing is not permitted while lifeguards are on duty in summer, from morning to early evening. Dogs are also prohibited between Easter and September.
Drive northeast from Newquay to reach Porth Beach; the journey should take about 5 minutes. The beach is a 35-minute walk from Newquay Railway Station. The route from the station briefly joins up with the South West Coast Path, one of the longest and most scenic walking trails in the country. To the southwest is the sheltered cove of Lusty Glaze Beach.
Located in Newquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Newquay Parish Church, Fistral Beach and Porth Beach. Towan Beach and Blue Reef Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Newquay Station is 6 minutes by foot.
Located in Newquay City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Western Beach and Porth Beach. Fistral Beach is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Newquay Station is only a 2-minute walk.
Nestled on the beach, this Newquay hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huer's Hut and Fistral Beach. Porth Beach is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away. Newquay Station is 23 minutes by foot.
This family-friendly Newquay hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Porth Beach and Watergate Bay Beach. Towan Beach and Blue Reef Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Newquay, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lusty Glaze Beach and Porth Beach. Watergate Bay Beach and Fistral Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Newquay City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tolcarne Beach and Porth Beach. Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). Newquay Station is 6 minutes by foot.
Nestled on the beach, this Newquay hotel is just steps away from Lusty Glaze Beach and Porth Beach. Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). Newquay Station is 15 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porth Beach and Tolcarne Beach. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps and Newquay Zoo are also within 2 mi (3 km). Newquay Station is 24 minutes by foot.
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