Just 10 minutes from Redruth is the beautiful coastal village of Portreath. From scenery, to activities, to accommodation, to history - everything that you could want in a Cornish village you can find in Portreath. The road in takes you through its staggeringly picturesque setting amidst hills and cliffs, and eventually you’ll find your way to the sea, where you will be met by a large fine-sandy beach with plenty of space for everyone and perfect for energetic families, bookworms, barbecues, and of course great for surfers. The history of Portreath is dominated by the Mining industry and in turn it is inextricably linked to the Mineral Tramways
and is the northernmost destination of the Coast-to-Coast path.
A walk along the harbour at Portreath helps bring to life the toil of Cornishmen who spent hours upon hours underground a few miles inland. As the main harbour for the district, this was where much of the tin and copper would have been shipped overseas – and in return supplies for mining and engineering shipped in to the area.