Located in the ‘Seven Bays’ – Porthcothan beach is a 10 minute walk away from us or a 5 minute bus ride down the hill. It is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes popular for sunbathing and a favourite with families. The sandy beach opens out at low tide, connecting up with small coves to the north and south and at high tide the beach becomes very sheltered from swell and winds due to the cliffs. Swimming and board sports are on offer in a sheltered sea. The coast path gives wonderful views to both the north and the south as well as displaying a variety of wildlife. Parking, shops and toilet facilities are close by with beach level access. This pristine beach is often crowd-free and a haven for swimmers and bodyboarders, but its starring role as Nampara Cove in BBC’s Poldark series has – understandably – put its beauty in the spotlight.
Lifeguard cover from the 19th May until the 30th September. You are advised to always check beach conditions before your visit and always follow the lifeguards’ advice whilst on the beach. Current beach conditions and lifeguard cover can be checked on https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeguarded-beaches/porthcothan-beach