{"LocationDetails":{"Id":682,"Name":"Porthtowan","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Porthtowan holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSlap bang in the heart of Poldark country, Porthtowan is all about wide sandy beaches, windswept clifftop walks and a true experience of Cornwall. Set on the unspoilt west coast of the county, Porthtowan sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its sandy Blue Flag beach has made it a firm favourite with families as well as with the surfing community.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re anything like us and you\u0026rsquo;ve been glued to Poldark on Sunday evenings then this is the perfect base from which to explore the landscape that provided the setting to the series\u0026hellip;although we can\u0026rsquo;t guarantee you\u0026rsquo;ll see Poldark and Demelza wandering the coast path you\u0026#39;ll be within easy reach of the now-famous Poladrk mine and some of the very pathways that have made Sunday nights extra special!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"porthtowan","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Porthtowan_121617.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthtowan Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003e15 minutes walk from Chapel Porth Beach, Porthtowan is a stunner. It belongs to the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this one\u0026#39;s all about sweeping cliffs, crashing waves and wide sandy beaches. By far one of the most beautiful St Agnes beaches, Porthtowan is hugely popular with holidaymakers and those seeking the surf, especially during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sandy beach is sheltered by cliffs, and there are some great walks along the South West Coast Path in either direction if you feel like stretching your legs. If you head east from the beach you\u0026#39;ll end up in the whitewashed village of St Agnes, and to the west you\u0026#39;ll find yourself in Portreath. It\u0026rsquo;s possible to walk to Chapel Porth when the tide goes out, but check the tide times before trying this.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban at the beach, so if you\u0026#39;re planning a wander along the sand with your best friend you\u0026#39;ll need to wait until the summer\u0026#39;s over - but the scenery looks just as pretty in winter anyway. There\u0026#39;s a spacious car park close to the beach for those who prefer to drive than make their way on foot, and lifeguards keep an eye on beachgoers during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2876,"LocationLongitude":-5.24297,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/porthtowan-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Portreath Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s something about the beaches of West Cornwall that sets them apart from the others, and that\u0026#39;s certainly the case with this sparkling sandy gem. Portreath Beach is a large sandy beach that\u0026#39;s about a quarter of a mile long, and it\u0026rsquo;s a real favourite with families on St Agnes and Portreath beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water benefits from the perefct conditions for surfing, and the beachside cafes provide mouthwatering snacks for in between sessions. The beach may be beautiful but it\u0026#39;s part of something special too, it belongs to UNESCO\u0026#39;s World Heritage Site \u0026#39;Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape\u0026#39; and (as you\u0026#39;ll see as soon as you arrive) it\u0026#39;s also part of the Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty\u0026#39;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePortreath Beach is accessible to disabled visitors, and there are some disabled parking spaces to be found in the car park overlooking it too. A seasonal dog ban is enforced between May and September, so please check the dates and times if you\u0026rsquo;re planning a dog friendly beach holiday in Portreath.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2877,"LocationLongitude":-5.24306,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/portreath-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trevaunance Cove to Trevellas Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAlthough not a very long Perranporth walk, this one is so beautiful that it\u0026rsquo;s worth a mention. Start in the Reppers Coombe car park at Trevaunance Cove and look for the coastal footpath sign nearby. This is an interesting walk that takes in sweeping views of the cove and offers an insight into Cornwall\u0026#39;s past along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the path upwards to get started, please take care to stay on the path and keep dogs close as there are still capped mineshafts hidden in the surrounding gorse. Make sure you get a look at the remains of a harbour as you meet the road at Jubilee Terrace. The harbour was once used by the copper mining industry and stood for 120 years before a storm reduced it to rubble in 1915.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3198,"LocationLongitude":-5.20203,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/trevaunance cove.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/trevaunance-cove-to-trevellas-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/trevaunance cove.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wheal Coates","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis one\u0026#39;s for those of you who spend Sunday evenings glued to Poldark! If you\u0026rsquo;ve an interest in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s mining past, a St Agnes walk is a great way to get right up close to the mines and buildings that once powered the vital industry. Just to the west of the village, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the Towanroath pumping engine house, which dates back to 1972. The engine house even appears in the hit BBC series.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe engine house pumped water from 600 feet below the ground to the Wheal Coates Copper and Tin Mine, and the grilled shaft can still be seen to this day. This landscape is dotted with leftover buildings from this chapter in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s history, and they make for a unique walk. This is a peaceful landscape that makes for an interesting way to see some of the St Agnes countryside and understand more about its role in the mining industry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3054,"LocationLongitude":-5.23144,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/wheal-coates.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/wheal-coates","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/wheal-coates.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Cliff Walks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe St Agnes cliff walks are great for those who fancy getting off the tourist track through walks in St Agnes. The cliff top walks not only offer impressive coastal views, but they also pass some of the area\u0026#39;s fascinating sites too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast path from St Agnes heads toward Porthtowan to the west and Perranporth to the east. Depending on which route you take you can pass Wheal Coates engine house, views of The Beacon and Chapel Porth. Also, keep your eyes open as you walk for the beautiful wildlife along the way, and you may even spot the odd dolphin.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Agnes is a lovely base for those who like to set off on foot and see what they can discover. There\u0026#39;s access to the South West Coast Path, and with more than 70 footpaths and bridleways to choose from the coastal walks in the area are endless (well, they all end somewhere but you know what we mean...).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3196,"LocationLongitude":-5.21608,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/St Agnes -iStock_000003814787Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/the-cliff-walks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/St Agnes -iStock_000003814787Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthtowan to Chapel Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, this walk\u0026rsquo;s for the Poldark fans amongst you. This is your chance to traipse the very clifftops that Ross Poldark spend Sunday evenings stomping and galloping through throughout the series. The walk starts in Porthtowan and winds its way up to the beautiful Chapel Porth, following the coast path and passing what remains of the Wheal Charlotte engine house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe engine house sits surrounded by mining relics from the days when the hills teemed with activity, and it makes this walk a touching one as well as a great way to experience panoramic sea views from high above the sea. When you leave the mine, you\u0026rsquo;ll follow the footpath along to the ridge at Towan Cross before following the riverside to what\u0026rsquo;s left of the Tywarnhayle mine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHighlights of the walk include the beautifully unspoilt sandy beaches of Porthtowan and Chapen Porth, the jutting engine houses that tell the tale of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s past, and look out for the minerals and crystals that dot the footpaths.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2927,"LocationLongitude":-5.24015,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/05/st agnes.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/porthtowan/porthtowan-to-chapel-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/05/st agnes.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]}],"MetaData":{"Title":"Porthtowan Holiday Cottages, Self-catering Holidays to Porthtowan","Description":"","Keywords":""},"ErrorCode":null,"ErrorDescription":null,"IsSuccess":true},"PointOfInterestDetails":{"PointOfInterestItem":null,"Distance":null},"IsDestinationPage":true}