About Porthtowan Cornwall.
The name Porthtownan is from the Cornish for beach and dunes Porth and Towan. Much of the character of Porthtowan dates back to the Victorian and Edwardian times when local people from the Camborne Redruth area would flock here to enjoy a dip in the ocean.
These days Porthtowan is still a popular beach with locals and tourists alike. Porthtowan is also a popular spot with surfers. The village has a number of pubs including the trendy Blue Bar where you can enjoy a drink while looking over the beach and ocean.
Porthtowan like many places in Cornwall has it roots in mining. In the Village itself the converted remains of the Towan group of mines are still visible. These mines were very successful and made there owner Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelissick a great amount of money. Further up the valley the Tywarnhayle/United Hills mines can be explored.
Photographic Print / Prints of Porthtowan