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Portreath harbour
Just 10 minutes from Redruth is the beautiful coastal village of Portreath. From scenery and activities to accommodation and 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 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.
Portreath is home to an array of places to stay, from tucked away cottages and villas, to guesthouses and camping. There are shops and services suited to holidaymakers – including food and drink, pubs, souvenir shops and general groceries. For more, Redruth is the ideal destination to get everything you could possibly need – and for extra treats like catching a movie or perusing the antiques and chic wares in the Bohemian Quarter.

You can get to Portreath on the number 47 bus, hourly from Redruth, or drive north west from Redruth on the B3300 for 4 miles.

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