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Lusty Glaze Beach
0.54km from Porth Beach
Lusty Glaze is a beautiful beach in Newquay, Cornwall. which is privately owned although it has full public access. An outdoor activity company runs a range of beach-based activities. The cove is naturally sheltered by high cliffs. Lusty Glaze is a Cornish tourist attraction with 133 steps from the clifftop to the beach below.
1.7km from Porth Beach
A beautiful zoological garden which was located within Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay, England. It now covers over 13 acres of land, as well as housing over 130 species. It also has an immersive tropical house exhibit which houses rainforest plants and animals including a sloth, tropical birds, reptiles and insects.
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay
2.1km from Porth Beach
Blue Reef is a national chain of public aquariums in England.Over 40 naturally-themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, watch pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish.
2.13km from Porth Beach
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot. One of the iconic location and it provides a refreshing mood and can enjoy with family.
3.07km from Porth Beach
Fistral Beach is quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. With jewel-blue sea and a never-ending stretch of golden sand, Fistral is the perfect family beach, offering simple pleasures of sea, sand and surf combined. Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.
4.38km from Porth Beach
Crantock beach is a beautiful sandy beach at the mouth of the River Gannel estuary, bordered by sand dunes with a Car park nearby. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel. The steep cliffs here are a haven for seabirds and at low tide you can explore the cave which has carvings dating back over 100 years.
4.5km from Porth Beach
An Elizabethan manor on a Cornish scale. It was the seat of the Arundell family from the 14th century. The house at Trerice has many fascinating nooks and crannies, as well as a superb collection. From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300-year-old longcase clock, the collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages. A traditional garden and apple orchard featuring old varieties of trees surround the manor.
5.7km from Porth Beach
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun. This hidden valley includes a boating lake with canoes and pedalo boats, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk and several childrens’ play areas.
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps
6.53km from Porth Beach
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps is a coastline on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, England. The cliffed coastline is laden with rocks stretching along its beach and is a popular spot for tourists and painters. The most well-known of them is the impressive series of rock stacks on a small sandy beach.
10.95km from Porth Beach
One of the largest stretches of unbroken sand on the North Coast. At one end is Perranporth, the archetypal beach town with the high street backing onto the sand. Progressing towards Penhale Point an extensive network of sand dunes rise behind the beach. This is a Special Area of Conservation and also home to a buried church. It’s the beach everyone raves about and billed as a great place for surfing, snorkeling, sailing, and generally splashing around.
11.52km from Porth Beach
Treyarnon Bay is a beautiful, clean, and sandy north-west-facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, especially with families because of the expanse of soft sands and low waters. It has a partially constructed rockpool that acts as a swimming pool for older children at low tide.
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
13.64km from Porth Beach
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm is a small independent family-run business in Penhallow. It produces and sells its own cider, brandy, whisky, gin, eau de vie, country fruit wines and apple juice. In addition, the farm produces traditional scrumpy cider, reserve and classic cider, with the latter made in second hand oak whisky barrels. The farm also produces jams, marmalades, sauces, chutneys, a pickle and a mustard.
15.33km from Porth Beach
Prideaux Place is a stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house that overlooks the picturesque fishing harbor of Padstow in North Cornwall. Fourteen generations of Prideaux have lived here and each generation has added its own contribution to the house and its historic garden. This beautiful mansion sits on the hill above the busy harbor of Padstow and the grounds boast some of the finest views over its ancient Deer Park and the Camel Estuary to Rock and Bodmin Moor beyond.
17.56km from Porth Beach
A stunning beach that at low tide forms long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes from Daymer Bay to Rock with superb views across Camel Estuary. At south the end of the beach is the grassy mound of Braey Hill which is worth a climb for excellent views of the area.
17.91km from Porth Beach
Truro Cathedral was the first 'new' cathedral to be built in Britain for 800 years since Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220. It is built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during much of the nineteenth century. It is located in Cornwall's only city, Truro, one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. The cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires - the classic pointed arches of the gothic style have been adapted.
Royal Cornwall Museum
17.95km from Porth Beach
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds an extensive mineral collection rooted in Cornwall's mining and engineering heritage. The museum holds an internationally renowned mineral collection rooted in Cornwall’s mining and engineering heritage. With over 300,000 heritage objects in the care of the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is plenty to keep you enthralled during your visit.
Chapel Porth Beach
18.66km from Porth Beach
A dramatic cove set in a mining valley between high cliffs. Chapel Porth is managed by the National Trust who run the car park and the small cafe here. The cliffs here are home to what is probably Cornwall’s most iconic old mining ruins,Wheal Coates.
19.47km from Porth Beach
This large beach north of Wadebridge attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. The beach itself is enormous at low tide, extending around half a mile in all directions. At high tide however the beach shrinks to just a small patch of sand in front of the village. This area is rich in both sealife and birdlife with dolphin sightings common along with the odd puffin too.
20.06km from Porth Beach
Pentire is a stretch of coast in North Cornwall that boasts beautiful headlands jutting out into the Atlantic sea. If you look to the south and west you'll see the expanse of Padstow Bay, where the mouth of the River Camel and its tributaries were 'drowned' by melting ice after the last glaciation and now form wide creeks. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time.
Pencarrow House & Garden
22.65km from Porth Beach
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do for all, including families, with a Grade 11 listed garden, Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.
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Porth Beach, United Kingdom
Porth beach is a famous white sand beach and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. There's level access to the beach and there is pleasant walking around Porth Island. The long tidal drop reveals many beautiful rock pools and some fascinating sea life; in addition, due to its position being protected by headlands on both sides, it is very sheltered.