Porthcothan House is on the North Coast of Cornwall, mid-way between Watergate Bay and Padstow, by the coast road leading to Porthcothan Bay. Getting there is easy.
It is 600 yards from Porthcothan beach, a sandy sheltered bay with lots of rock pools - ideal for swimming, surfing and crabbing with bucket and spade. There are at least 7 other sandy beaches within four miles.
Those wanting exercise have lots to do: surfing, walking, golf and tennis at Trevose, sailing in the Camel Estuary, fishing, horse riding – even coasteering and other extreme sports at Watergate.
The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tate St Ives and Cornwall's gardens and heritage sites such as St Michael’s Mount, Tintagel Castle, Trelissick and Lanhydrock are readily accessible and there are lots of other things to do and see.
The Coast Path from Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan, Padstow and Tintagel - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - passes rugged cliffs, hidden coves, sandy beaches and timeless views of the coast and Atlantic. The Camel Trail from Padstow beside the estuary to Wadebridge and on to Bodmin Moor is another favourite - either on foot or bicycle.
Cornwall is known for its good food and there are several excellent restaurants, pubs and fresh local producers nearby.
Click here to see Porthcothan in relation to the local beaches and the Bedruthan to Padstow AONB.