Porthcothan is a sandy beach situated between Newquay and Padstow. It's not usually as busy as some of the more popular beaches nearby, so is a great choice if you are looking for a day away from the crowds.
The beach is backed by grass covered dunes, and there are also some beautiful rock formations.
Access: - short walk from the car park
Parking: - yes
Toilets: - yes - small fee
Food: - shop
Dogs: - dogs are allowed year round