Walk Through – Portreath, Cornwall

15th July 2014

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 pub and anchor

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.

Portreath bakery heavy cake

Today the bakery is has an excellent reputation across Cornwall and nationally. And it is easy to see why from their tempting treats.

Portreath Bakery

Portreath bakery croissants

While traditional pasties can be bought alongside artisan breads.

Portreath bakery cornish pasty

Portreath bakery bread

Walking down to the beach along the inner basin which was constructed in the 19th Century.

Portreath basin 1

Portreath basin 3

Portreath basin 3

Where you will find a pub on a beach.

Portreath pub on a beach

And a typically perfect Cornish beach, popular with surfers, bodyboarders and kayakers. As well and sandcastle creators and sunseekers.

Portreath beach