Portreath in the Early Days
The earliest record found of the house is 1809. It is likely that it was built when the harbour became busy importing coal for the engine houses and exporting tin and copper to Wales (Swansea).
At its mining peak, Redruth and the surrounding area was one of the richest areas in the world! Hard to believe now when Portreath is such a quiet place compared to the rest of the country.
Today Portreath is a thriving tourist destination. Its historic harbour and beautiful sandy beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders, make it an ideal place for a holiday and a good base to see the whole of West Cornwall. With the South West Coast Path right on the doorstep the coastal walks are second to none.
Tehidy Country Park is approximately a mile and a half away with 250 acres of beautiful woodland for stunning walks and other recreational activities including birdwatching, mountain biking. There is also an 18 hole golf course at Tehidy Park Golf Club which is suitable for golfers at all levels of skill and experience.
Portreath is also at the start of the Coast to Coast Trail (11 miles) which ends at Devoran on the south coast.
The aim is to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one so that you look forward to planning your return visit.