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Porthcothan Bay

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A dog friendly beach nestled near Newquay in a secluded sheltered cove, Porthcothan Bay is a charming seaside holiday destination on the north Cornwall coast. A glorious family friendly sandy beach surrounding the rural village of St Merryn, Porthcothan Bay is grouped as one of the St Merryn ‘Seven Bays for Seven Days’.

Poldark’s Porthcothan Bay Sitting south of busy harbour town Padstow is sheltered, sandy Porthcothan Bay. The fine golden sands, craggy headlands and grassy dunes merge to produce a picturesque coastline. It's no surprise Porthcothan bay has been used as a filming location for Poldark, capturing the unique character and charm of this seaside destination.

Explore Porthcothan Bay Take a walking trail along Booby’s Bay and meander your way through the cliff tops to Goldenburn Cove. Refuel at Tredera Inn, a family friendly pub overlooking Porthcothan Bay; indulge in the ever-changing coastal views across Constantine Bay, then continue on your way to discover further treasures on the north Cornwall coast. Spot Trevose Head lighthouse glinting in the distance and discover the legend of Bedruthan Steps. Visit the lifeboat station and blow hole at Trevone and keep your eyes peeled, for the diverse flora and fauna - there’s plenty of wildlife, hidden coves and a rare species of bird.

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