Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Porthtowan

The gardens and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Porthtowan. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its bars and coffeehouses. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Porthtowan

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Porthtowan a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Portreath Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Trevaskis Farm (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Killiow Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Holywell Bay Fun Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Gwinear Pitch & Putt (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Porthtowan

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Porthtowan

Travelers appreciate the picturesque gardens and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Porthtowan has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porthtowan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chapel Porth Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Portreath Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Trevaunance Cove (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Trevellas Cove (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Perran Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Godrevy Head (7 mi / 11.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Porthtowan

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 15.1 mi (24.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Porthtowan?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 889 vacation rentals near Porthtowan. From 379 Cottages to 127 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porthtowan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Porthtowan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Porthtowan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Falmouth & Porthtowan Surf School: 4,297 vacation rentals
  • St Ives Harbour: 3,128 vacation rentals
  • Fistral Beach: 4,058 vacation rentals
  • Crantock Beach: 4,078 vacation rentals
  • Watergate Bay: 3,890 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porthtowan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Porthtowan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 379 Cottages in Porthtowan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Porthtowan include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 127 rentals available
  • Houses: 296 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 379 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Porthtowan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation rentals with pool available in Porthtowan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.