Porthcothan

Description

Fantastic unspoiled, sandy beach near to Padstow.  As you can tell from the pictures, when the tide is out, the beach is huge,  however even at high tide there is a substantial expanse of sand left.

Great quality sand for the kids, the only downside is the hike to get to the surf at low tide.

The beach is flanked by cliffs that provide easy access to some of the more easy going stretches of the coastal path. To the rear of the beach are sand dunes and nestled in these is a very good beach shop.  As well as stocking the usual beach fare of buckets, spades, windbreaks etc., it also stokes a range of groceries and freshly made pasties.

Overall – one of the best beaches in Cornwall

Pictures

Facilities

There is a large public car park adjacent to the beach.
Toilets available in the car park.
Basic food available in the beach shop

Rating

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