Porthtowan is a very popular North West Cornwall beach destination for families and surfers alike and is typically quieter than local beaches like Perranport and Newquay. Within Porthtowan there is a village shop just 50 meteres away from the house.
The popular Blue Bar overlooking the beach just 400 meters from the door.
right on the beach as well as cafes, an ice cream parlour, fish and chip shop
If you want to learn to surf, brush up your surf skills, or hire a wet suit or board, visit Porthtowan Surf School, just a few doors down the road from Stone's Throw! www.falmouthsurfschool.co.uk/
Falmouth and the Maritime Museum is only 13 miles away and it is possible take a boat trip there from Truro (10 miles away). Truro, our County Town, is well worth a visit, not least for the shopping.
For walkers the Coastal Footpath goes South to the next village of Portreath or North to Chapel Porth and St Agnes, at low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to Chapel Porth, returning on the clifftop path.
Cycle hire is available locally and the Great Flat Lode trail Coast to Coast Trail and are easily accessible (for walkers too). Porthtowan is surrounded by evidence of ancient tin and copper mines and it is possible to visit Geevor Tin Mine near Land's End , closed as a working mine in 1990, and even go underground.
St Ives, famous for its artist colony, is only 18 miles away and we have our own Tate Gallery there. Newquay is 16 miles away.
Outside we have extensive seating and barbeque facilities for you to use.
Inside the house, we have provided an extensive range of family games - all the classics from Trivial Pursuit to Chess, Cards to Snakes and Ladders.
...and books for you to borrow. Please don't take them away with you. For adults books, you may exchange for a book of your own that you have finished reading, but please do not remove any of the children's books.
There is also an extensive collection of children's toys and books - see our children friendly page for details.
Broadband access is also available free of charge.
The living room has a 32" TV and DVD players with a small range of DVD films. The Kitchen Area has a 22" TV and the Master Bedroom a 19" TV
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