Porth should more properly be called 'St. Columb Porth'. This deep northwest facing cove of golden sand lies just to the south and west of Trevelgue Head on the eastern outskirts of Newquay, on the North Cornwall coast.
Popular with visitors from the nearby Trevelgue Holiday Park, the beach has all the usual amenities at the back of the beach.
There are a range of events throughout the year in Newquay, including the 'Run to the Sun' festival over May Bank Holiday. In Newquay itself, many events are dedicated to the beach crowd and the surfing fraternity but there are also events for older visitors such as the Newquay Gig Rowing Championships and the Newquay Fish Festival, showcasing all the best in Cornish fish and seafood in September.
For keen ramblers there are some good walks in a westerly direction along the cliffs above Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Great Western Beach, Towan Beach Head and over Towan Head to Fistral Beach, Pentire and Crantock or east over Trevelgue Head to Whipsiderry, Watergate Bay and ultimately Mawgan Porth.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
St Columb Major