Towan, Roseland Peninsula
One of many beaches called 'Towan' or with 'Towan' in their name, this particular beach is a small south east facing beach of sand and shingle near Porth Farm, Bohortha on the Roseland Peninsula.
Towan Beach looks out into Gerrans Bay and lies between Greeb Point and Killigerran Head. Limited parking is available at Porth Farm.
Places of interest nearby include the east bank of the Percuil River, the hamlet of St. Anthony, Place House and the lighthouse on St. Anthony Head.
There are good walks along the South West Coast Path south around Killigerran Head to Porthbeor Beach and Zone Point and north towards Portscatho.
One of Cornwall's lesser known beaches, Towan Beach, like a lot of the Roseland Peninsula, is overlooked by many that rush to the bright lights of Newquay or St. Ives and offers a chance to truly relax away from the pressures of everyday life.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
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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: