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Porthcothan Bay

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Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall, PL28 8LT

Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Bay, located on the North Cornwall coast, offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and boasts golden sand and clear waters. It is a desirable location for swimming, sunbathing and surfing. The beach's relatively quiet atmosphere also makes it an ideal spot for a peaceful and relaxing day out.

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The beach, which was used as a film location in Series 1 of Poldark, is surrounded by the coastal paths which offer breathtaking views of the dramatic and rugged coastline. You can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the fresh sea air, or go further afield along the coast for a more adventurous hike along the South West Coast Path.

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Treyarnon Bay is just a short distance away, approximately 3km to the north, and is a popular beach with surfers and families. With a large expanse of golden sand and beautiful coastal walks, it is another idyllic location.

Bedruthan Steps is located 5km south and is a magnificent stretch of coastline featuring a series of towering cliff formations and rock stacks. The area is known for its rugged beauty and is a popular destination for hiking and exploring. It is not possible to access the beach at this time, however, there is a car park so the coastline can be viewed from above. NB this is a pay to park car park.

Overall, Porthcothan Bay is a perfect destination for those looking for a peaceful and beautiful spot to spend a day. With its stunning scenery and serene atmosphere, it's a great place to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Padstow Weather
North Cornwall
8:45 am, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 15°C
broken clouds
Humidity 82 %
Pressure 1026 mb
Wind 5 mph
Wind Gust: 0 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 9:48 pm
Sunset: 7:57 am

Nearby Beaches

Distances shown are for those walking the South West Coast Path

Mawgan Porth (7.5km south)

Bedruthan Steps (5km south)

Treyarnon Bay (3km north)

Constantine Bay (4km north)

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