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.
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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