Porth beach would make the perfect setting for a children’s adventure story. Its long tidal drop makes it popular with families with loads of space for children to play and build sandcastles, and when the tide drops it reveals an abundance of rock pools full of amazing sea life.
Coastal walking is very popular in Porth with paths linking east to Watergate Bay and west to Lusty Glaze and Newquay town centre. Porth Island to the east of the beach, accessed by a narrow footbridge, is a spectacular spot for photography and storm watching in the winter. At the end of the island is a blow hole visible at mid tide, especially on windy days.
RNLI Lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer months.
New to Porth Beach is Roo’s Beach, a fresh, lifestlye shop selling beach wear and towels designed in store.
There are a few cafés opposite the beach plus The Mermaid pub which boasts ‘a fantastic menu and specials board serving the best in local fish and homecooked food daily.’ Just up the road from Porth you will find ‘The Pantry’ a local deli that makes fresh salads and sandwiches. Ice cream vans are also a familiar site during the summer months.
Dogs are welcome on Porth beach outside of the summer months, from October to Easter.
Porth beach has level access and parking on the beach. Toilets are located near to the beach.