We visited Portreath, a peaceful village around 45 minutes drive down the coast from Beach Retreats headquarters. Evidence of Portreath’s history as one of Cornwall’s first industrial ports can be seen around the village.
Portreath Bakery is owned by the niece of one of the last fishermen to work out of the harbour. Their famous heavy cake was taken out to sea to sustain the fishermen during their trips.
Today the bakery is has an excellent reputation across Cornwall and nationally. And it is easy to see why from their tempting treats.
While traditional pasties can be bought alongside artisan breads.
Walking down to the beach along the inner basin which was constructed in the 19th Century.
Where you will find a pub on a beach.
And a typically perfect Cornish beach, popular with surfers, bodyboarders and kayakers. As well and sandcastle creators and sunseekers.