Porthcothan Bay

Visit Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Bay on the North Cornwall coast between Padstow and Newquay is the perfect sandy beach for enjoying the holidays. The beach is backed by grassy dunes and the South West Coast Path runs along the cliff top overlooking the bay.

This beach is deal for families, there are self catering and B&B’s in the small village and camping nearby.

There is a bus stop and car park on the beach front.

Porthcothan Bay is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • A Surfing Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Porthcothan

Map of Porthcothan Bay Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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