Porthcothan Bay


Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy golden sand dunes. The cliffs either side of the beach protect it from the wind, so it can often be the ideal choice if there is a chill in the breeze. A sandy beach opens out at low tide, which links up with smaller coves to the north and south of the beach.

porthcothan_1000_1000Essential Features

  • Car parking
  • Beach shops
  • Toilet facilities can be found nearby with level access to the beach.
  • Porthcothan is a popular place for dog walkers as it permits owners to use the beach all year round.

Surfers rarely visit the beach in large numbers, as the surf is not particularly reliable, preferring either Constantine or Harlyn further up the coast.

To return to interactive map Click Here

Table Reservations

While the restrictions are in place, we regret that we are unable to accept table bookings by email.

Please look at the  “Reopening Changes” page for further information.

Trip Advisor

Winner of a prestigious 2019 Tripadvisor "Hall of Fame Award"

Presented for achieving five successive years of exceptional quality & service, as endorsed by customer reviews.

Travellers Choice Awards

Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is now available again. However, we are still slightly limited by the gradual lifting of restrictions.

Because of the increase in work, ensuring that rooms are made safe for our guests, we shall have to impose a minimum two night’s stay for room bookings and hope that our customers and friends will understand our difficulties.

With so much to see in this beautiful part of Cornwall, we are sure you will find an extra day or two, can only ever be a bonus!

The pub is open for business and we will do everything we can to deliver the best experience we can under present circumstances.

Local businesses like ours need your help in these times, so please come and support us. You will be most welcome!