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Towan, Roseland Peninsula

Towan, Roseland Peninsula beach, Cornwall

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




OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes

OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in St Mawes, Mylor, Roseland and Falmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSt. Austell




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:


	arrowSt Mawes




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Roseland, Mevagissey, Truro and Redruth.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowGerrans Heritage Centre

St. Mawes

	arrowLamorran House Gardens


	arrowPendennis Castle

	arrowNational Maritime Museum

	arrowPhoenix Cinema

	arrowPotager Garden


	arrowPenryn Museum

	arrowRaze the Roof

	arrowFlicka Foundation Horse and Donkey Sanctuary




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