Getting Here


Porthtowan is on the North Cornwall coast roughly halfway between the resorts of Newquay and St Ives.  The village is an easy 10 minute drive from the Chiverton Cross roundabout on the main A30 through Cornwall.  Seashells is easy to find in a quiet location near the beach - more specific directions are provided when you book.  There is allocated parking right outside, a rarity for beach resorts such as Porthtowan.

 

From mainland Europe...

If you are coming from mainland Europe, we are about 1.5 hours from the nearest ferry port at Plymouth, which offers 6 hour crossings from Roscoff on the French coast, or 8 hour overnight crossings if you prefer.  We are also about 40 minutes from Newquay Airport, to which you can fly direct from Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, among others, or can catch a short, easy connecting flight from London and other UK airports.  Direct flights are also available from Dublin and Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

 

By public transport...

If you prefer to arrive by public transport, buses serve the village regularly from the train stations at Truro and Redruth, or it is a fairly short (15 min) taxi journey from either.  Once in the village there is so much to enjoy (the beach, surf school, cliff walks, long lazy lunches/dinners at the Unicorn or Blue Bar) that you could easily spend a week here without a car.  If you feel the need to go further afield, regular buses serve surrounding areas such as Redruth/Cambourne, Perranporth, Newquay, Truro and St Ives.