North Coast

Driftwood is magically situated a stone's throw from one of the best beaches in Cornwall, Driftwood is dog friendly (there are summertime dog restrictions on the beach, see below) The accommodation comprises a fully fitted kitchen diner, and living room on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. As a bonus, Driftwood now has an EV charge point installed. There is a small garden to the rear with a decked area and a table with benches.

Porthtowan is one of the finest beaches on the North Coast, there is a vast expanse of golden sand at low tide which is ideal for a ...

family game of rounders or cricket. Flanking the beach are impressive cliffs, rock pools, caves, and a tidal pool, but Porthtowan is renowned for its fantastic curling break, there is lifeguard cover during the Easter holidays and from May through to September, and there is a surf school that can teach anyone from 8 years upwards, at the top of the beach is a playground. There are a plethora of dog walks nearby from cliff walks on the coast path, please keep your family friend on a lead, on the beach (however dogs are banned between 10am and 6pm between May 15 and September 30), to exploring the rich mining heritage including Wheal Coates, the archetypal Cornish engine house, dramatically perched on the cliffs at Towanroath approximately 1km north of the beach.

Ground Floor: Enter into living room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, stairs to first floor. Kitchen / dining room with fitted units and appliances, combined fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and chairs.
First floor: Landing with doors to: Master bedroom with 4'6" double bed and storage, double aspect with low velux windows that have views over the beach. Bunk bedroom with storage. Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and hand basin.
External: Parking space with TAP EV charging point. Rear garden with decked area, picnic table with benches, Charcoal BBQ. There is another parking space, if required.

The Facilities

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  • Useful information

    Friday change overs during the season
    Electricity, heating, and bed linen are all included. You will need to bring your own towels and beach towels.
    A security deposit of £250 will be pre-authorised on your credit / debit card.
    Up to 2, well-behaved dogs are welcome at the additional cost of £40 per dog per week.
    No smoking inside the property.
  • Facilities and Services

    Gas central heating system with radiators.
    Electric oven and hob, Combined fridge & freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, and toaster.
    Combined washing machine & dryer.
    SMART TV in the living room.
    Unlimited WiFi.
    Cot & high chair available on request.
    EV charging point with direct pay through the TAP app
  • Parking and Accessibility

    Parking is 3m from the front door.
    There is a single step to get inside the property.
    Bedrooms are all on the first floor.


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Map & Local Area

Nestled on the rugged north coast of Cornwall, Porthtowan stands as a picturesque haven, enticing travellers with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant seaside culture. Porthtowan has become a magnet for tourists seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences. Its unique charm, coupled with a range of activities, makes it a compelling destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Undoubtedly one of Porthtowan's most enchanting features is its beach, a broad expanse of golden sands framed by dramatic cliffs. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the shore, creating ...

a mesmerizing rhythm that echoes the heartbeat of this coastal paradise. Surfers and beachgoers alike are drawn to the pristine waters, seeking the perfect wave or a tranquil spot to soak up the sun. The iconic Blue Flag status of Porthtowan Beach is a testament to its cleanliness and environmental stewardship. There are a myriad of activities to suit all tastes. Surfing, being one of the most popular pursuits, attracts wave riders from novice to expert levels. The local surf schools ensure that even beginners can catch their first wave under the guidance of experienced instructors. For those seeking a different kind of thrill, the South West Coast Path provides breathtaking hiking trails with panoramic views of the rugged coastline. The nearby mineral tramways offer a glimpse into Cornwall's industrial heritage. Once used for transporting minerals from inland mines to the coast, these trails now provide excellent opportunities for walking and cycling. Exploring these routes immerses visitors in the region's history, showcasing the ingenuity of past generations and the transformation of Cornwall from an industrial powerhouse to a tranquil tourist destination. Porthtowan is not merely a tourist destination; it is a thriving community with a strong sense of identity. The locals, known for their warm hospitality, welcome visitors with open arms, enriching the overall experience. Winston Graham lived close by and this whole area is known as Poldark Country as it was the geographical base for many of his novels.

St. Agnes lies just to the North and is renowned for its breathtaking coastal scenery, highlighted by towering cliffs that plunge into the sea. The South West Coast Path winds its way along these dramatic cliffs, providing panoramic views of the ocean and opportunities for invigorating walks. Trevaunance Cove, a sandy beach embraced by rugged cliffs, invites beachcombers and surf enthusiasts alike to enjoy the pristine waters of the Atlantic. History echoes through the narrow streets, where mining buildings stand as a testament to the village's heritage. Wheal Coates, a former tin mine perched on the cliff edge, is a hauntingly beautiful reminder of Cornwall's industrial past. The village itself boasts a collection of quaint cottages, a medieval church, and traditional pubs, creating an atmosphere that transports visitors back in time.

Portreath is just to the south and is a hidden gem of a village tucked into the North Cornwall Coast. It lies 4 miles south of Porthtowan and 4.5 miles from Redruth inland. It’s a quiet haven away from busier resorts across the Duchy, but it still has many handy amenities, including a few pubs and shops for visitors without making it feel overly commercialised. The beach is wide, sandy, and popular with bodyboarders who love to ride the waves along the mole (the long harbour wall).

Redruth and Camborne are just inland and were the centre of Cornwalls mining heritage in the 18th century, indeed Gwennap Parish which was the heart of the tin and copper mining industry and became known, for a while, as the richest square mile on earth. The relics of this industry litter the countryside from traditional engine houses where the pumps were installed to remove the water from the mines, to the disused tram ways, traditional harbours and grand mansions. It is well worth a visit to Heartlands in Redruth which is completely free, to view the mining exhibitions, wander through the diaspora gardens or let the children run riot in the colossal adventure playground.