the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…


Despite having a good sandy beach, a pretty harbour with bobbing fishing boats and a selection of places to eat, Portreath has somehow escaped the commercial excesses of tourism. Popular with surfers, Portreath at high tide can be quite a spectacle with body boarders hurling themselves into the waves generated by the harbour wall, known locally as the ‘Vortex’. If you’d like to explore away from the beach, less than two miles from Portreath is Tehidy Country Park with 250 acres of woodland and trails.

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