Portreath is a
civil parish, village and fishing port on the north coast of
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about three miles
(5 km) northwest of Redruth.
The village extends along both sides of a stream valley and is
centred around the harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance
and breakwater are two sandy beaches which are popular with
holidaymakers and surfers.
Portreath lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with
the same status and protection as a National Park.
The name Portreath (meaning "sandy cove") was first recorded in
1485. Tin streaming in the valley was recorded from 1602, and the
first quay was built in 1713 near Amy's Point, though it was
destroyed by the sea before 1749. The village also had a fishing
fleet, mainly for pilchards.
In the late 1770s, during the American Revolutionary War,
lieutenant-colonel of the North Devon militia, Francis Basset,
commanded local miners to fortify the port, which helped counter a
Franco-Spanish invasion fleet gathered as part of the European
theatre of the war, some of them still standing to this day. In 1786
he built a pier to serve the local tin mines.
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Trengove Farm with its listed farmhouse and buildings is surrounded
by open fields and is ideally positioned between the old tin mining
village of Illogan and the harbour side village of Portreath.
Trengove is a working farm and retains all the charm of a bygone era
whilst enjoying all the amenities of today such as central heating
and free WiFi.
house, dates back to the early 1600ís and is full of character, with
beautiful stained-glass windows, huge granite fireplaces, original
staircases and beamed ceilings. It was also the home of a notorious
19th century smuggler, William Burgess, who was reputed to be the
illegitimate son of Francis Bassett, Lord Dedunstanville of the
We have Five Cottages sleeping between 2 and 6 persons, all well equipped
with everything that you should need on your holiday. Electricity,
bed linen and a set of towels per person is provided and central
heating is included in the winter months.
Portreath Arms Hotel
Tel: 01209 842259
Portreath Arms Hotel is a small, traditional, family run hotel
located in The Square at the centre of historic Portreath. The hotel
has a bustling public bar and lounge - a traditional meeting place
Offering warm and friendly hospitality, the Portreath Arms Hotel is
ideal accommodation for those visiting local attractions, walkers or
even contract workers based at local companies. Perfectly situated
on the North Cornwall Coastal Path it is ideal for those on walking
holidays and to help, a luggage forwarding service is available.
Even if you are visiting alone, once in the hotel you are part of
the local community, made to feel welcome and at ease. Enjoy an
evening meal in our Lounge Bar or Dining Room and pass the time
chatting with local customers.
Portreath Arms Hotel is close to the small selection of local shops,
close to the harbour and only a 5 minute walk to the wide, gently
sloping sandy beach. Great for children and popular with surfers.
Life Guards are on patrol during the holiday season.
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Cambrose Touring Park
Welcome to your Cornish camping holiday
Cambrose Touring Park is a small family camping and touring park,
pleasantly situated in the unspoilt Portreath Valley, approximately
1.5 miles from the beautiful sandy beaches of Portreath and
The park is located on six acres of well sheltered land, is an
excellent sun trap, and also offers purpose built facilities for any
We are open from Easter until October 31st, there is no charge for
children under the age of 2 years.
Dogs are welcome, provided they are kept under control. Most roads
are tarmac finished and ample parking is available alongside units.
Rayle Farm Holiday Cottages
Just one of our properties
Rayle Farm self-catering holiday cottages are set in the heart of
beautiful western Cornwall. The traditional farm buildings have been
sensitively converted by local craftsmen and are perfect for
relaxing short breaks or longer family holidays. Each cottage rental
accommodates between two and six people and dogs are welcome.
The seven holiday cottages and self-contained farmhouse wing are
ideally suited for families or couples wishing to take a holiday in
this picturesque part of the country. Cornwall is a fantastic
holiday destination throughout the year and Rayle Farm Cottages are
available for winter or spring breaks and Easter breaks as well as
longer summer holidays.
Do take a look at what Rayle Farm has to offer. You will find that
we are competitively-priced as well as being perfectly situated
close to the coast and within easy travel of the Eden Project. The
holiday cottages overlook a beautiful valley leading down to the
sandy beach at Portreath. Cornish holidays donít get much better
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