Portreath & St Agnes

The delightful harbour town of Portreath, once a busy port in Cornwall's mining era, now attracts body boarders and surfers who put on a daring display.
Just north of Redruth is the delightful harbour of Portreath, once a busy port in Cornwall's mining era. Stroll down to the harbour and imagine unwieldy sailing ships laden with coal and copper ore navigating the entrance to this narrow harbour in a storm. At high tide the huge swell now attracts body boarders and surfers who put on a daring display for spectators.

Portreath is a friendly village, especially if you support the local shops and cafés. The former mining railroads are put to good use as hiking trails and cycle paths lined with industrial and natural history. Take the Portreath Tramroad to Devoran on Carnon Downs or cycle the Wheal Busy Loop past Killifreth Mine's pumping house and the tallest chimney in Cornwall. The sandy beach at Portreath is ideal for families, with a stream running down to the sea offering plenty of opportunities for paddling and dam-building.

A six-mile walk northwards along the South West Coast Path will bring you to St Agnes, another charming village which has traded mining for tourism. It has plenty of craft shops, art galleries and restaurants, making it a great choice for staying in a Cornish holiday cottage. The row of sea captains' cottages down Stippy-Stappy and the free museum capture the area's fascinating past. Walkers can enjoy the coastal paths linking cliffs and coves and sharp-eyed nature-lovers may spot pods of dolphins, seals and seabirds. You can even climb St Agnes Beacon and count 32 church spires in neighbouring village communities!

Here is our selection of the very best holiday homes in and around the Portreath & St Agnes area...

Gull View, Portreath

Gull View, Portreath - A semi-detached bungalow, on the water's edge with unmatched views over Portreath Harbour.

Gull View, Portreath is located right on the harbour, just steps from the local beach. This newly refurbished bungalow has 2 bedrooms for 4, Internet and parking. Close to local pubs and shops it is ideal for family beach holidays.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • Semi-detached bungalow with fantastic sea views, sleeps 4.
  • Situated on the water's edge and just 100 metres from Portreath Beach.
  • Close to town centre with local pubs and shops.
  • Wi-Fi internet access.
  • Designated off-street parking for 2 cars.Redruth
Parking available  Children allowed  Free WiFi available  Sea views   See more details

Waters Edge, Portreath

Waters Edge, Portreath - A fantastic property situated directly on the beach in Portreath

Waters Edge is a fantastic family holiday home situated directly on the beach; walk out of the front door and down four steps and you’re on the sand! The house is perfectly suited as a holiday for a family and sleeps five people with three bedrooms.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A 3 bedroom house, sleeps 5.
  • Fantastic position on Portreath Beach.
  • Swimming, rock pooling, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and walking all close by.
  • Designated parking.
  • Local amenities and pub within a few minutes walk.
Parking available  Garden  Sea views   See more details