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Porthtowan makes a great holiday destination for young families, with its beautiful beach, lovely little playpark and family friendly cafe and restaurants. Not to mention the amazing ice-cream parlour of course! The village is smaller and more laid back than some of the other north coast resorts, making it lovely and safe, and the playpark can even be viewed from Seashells, so older children can g...

The coast path around Porthtowan is spectacular, with striking views of the abandoned engine houses that are a legacy of the area's rich tin and copper mining history. The iconic Towanroath engine house and St Agnes head were used as a setting for Poldark, and there is even a carefully restored engine house in the middle of Porthtowan, now an unusual and spectacular holiday home. Safely marked an...