Portreath is a beautiful soft fine sand beach with shingle below the shoreline and has proven extremely popular with families. Sheltered by the harbour wall and steep valley. To the western end of the beach are high cliffs and a smaller cove separated by the high tide.
The other end of the beach is bounded by a granite wall which protects the narrow historic harbour. Once a busy port importing coal and exporting copper. Now home to only a few fishing boats the harbour is well worth a visit.
Portreath beach is a popular family beach which like many beaches attracts surfers and bodyboarders alike due to the unique waves created by the geological features of Portreath harbour.
The beach backs onto the small town offering most facilities including several shops, toilets and cafes.
There is a seasonal dog ban with dogs not allowed between 1st July to 31st August between 10am and 6pm.
Access to the beach via Ramp at harbour end of the car park.