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Porthtowan Cornwall

High Vantage Point - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
High Vantage Point
Sunny Day - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Sunny Day
Wonderful View - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Wonderful View
View from the Cliff - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
View from the Cliff
Beautiful Beach - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Beautiful Beach
View From the Hill - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
View From the Hill
Looking Down on the Beach - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Looking Down on the Beach
Looking Down onto the Waves - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Looking Down onto the Waves
Low Tide at Porthtowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Low Tide at Porthtowan
Patterns in the Sand - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Patterns in the Sand
Rocks in the Sea - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Rocks in the Sea
Porthtowan In Pastel Colours - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Porthtowan In Pastel Colours
Porthtowan Wet Sand Reflections - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Porthtowan Wet Sand Reflections
Setting Sun at Porthowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Setting Sun at Porthowan
Evening Glow at Porthowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Evening Glow at Porthowan
Surfing At Porthtowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Surfing At Porthtowan
Surfer - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Surfer
Beach At Porthtowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Beach At Porthtowan
Blue Bar Porthtowan - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Blue Bar Porthtowan
Porthtown Beach - Porthtowan Cornwall photos
Porthtown Beach

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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.

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