Here you will find a comprehensive list of links to great places to eat, visit and have fun in Porthtowan and the surrounding area. (Links open in a new window.)
Seashells on Facebook - up to date info on the area, places to eat and things to do
Visit Cornwall - official tourist information site. Fantastic, high quality site for all things Cornwall.
Porthtowan web cam - check out what's going on at Porthtowan beach from the comfort of your living room (not that you need the webcam to do that if you're at Seashells....)
Porthtowan Beach Association - latest news and info about Porthtowan's beautiful beach and the village beyond.
Cornwall beaches - very useful site with info about all Cornwall's beautiful beaches
RNLI beach safety advice - how to stay safe on the beach
Places to eat...
Seasmiths offer delicious fish and chips to take away in Porthtowan, next to the village store and just a few minutes walk from Seashells. They are able to take click and collect orders through their website.
The Fisson Chip Shop and China Place chinese takeaway can be found in St Agnes.
There is a popup foodstall next to the village store, offering various different options throughout the week.
The OSBK Smokehouse delivers traditional pub classics with locally sourced ingredients straight to your door.
The Unicorn pub, in the heart of Porthtowan, has a great atmosphere and quality menu featuring local, seasonal produce.
Eat Out Cornwall - all the best places to eat in Cornwall
The Cornish Pizza Company - delicious pizza in St Agnes, 5 mins down the road
The Blue Bar - beachside bar restaurant overlooking the beach in beautiful Porthtowan
Porthtowan Beach Cafe - enjoy a light lunch or a cuppa in the sun, or drop in on Friday burger night or other themed evening
The Victory Inn - delicious food and ale in Towan Cross
The Miners Arms - gastropub in Mithian
The Taphouse - gastropub in St Agnes with great live music at weekends
Genki - lovely little place in St Agnes for great coffee or a light lunch
Driftwood Spars - 17th century real ale pub and bistro in Trevaunance Cove
Schooners - bistro overlooking the beach in lovely Trevaunance Cove
Taste - high quality restaurant that serves lunch and dinner in St Agnes
Activities and adventure sports...
The South West coast path - Spectacular cliff walks right on your doorstep
Porthtowan surf lifesaving club - great surf and beach activities for all ages
Tris surf shop - surf lessons, hire and equipment for all ages, a minute's walk from Seashells
Eskinzo - surf and stand up paddleboard lessons in Porthtowan
Koru Kayaking - sea kayaking tours from nearby Trevaunance Cove (St Agnes)
Coastal Rush - Coasteering from nearby Trevaunance Cove
Elm Farm bike hire - Hire bikes to explore the local area. This link also includes details of local bike trails
The Track - Family friendly bike park near Portreath
Mount Hawke Skate Park - undercover skate park for bikes and scooters, reputedly the best in Cornwall
Gardens and history...
Heartlands - great visitor attraction based at an old tin mine, with visitor centre, cafe, large childrens adventure playground and arts and crafts
The Eden Project - great attraction with loads to see, do and enjoy
National Trust - details of the beautiful National Trust properties, gardens and historic tin mines in the area, including East Pool Mine (Redruth), Levant Mine (spectacular clifftop location in west Cornwall), Trelissick, Trengwainton and Glendurgan gardens, Godolphin house and spectacular St Michael's mount.
Lost Gardens of Heligan - beautiful gardens near Mevagissey
Trebah garden - sub tropical gardens and secluded beach in the beautiful Helford estuary
Pendennis Castle - cool castle to explore in Falmouth
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth - very interesting museum for all things sea-related with great activities for children
Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno - see where the telecommunications age all began
Geevor tin mine - largest preserved mine site in the country, in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage area
Poldark Mine - the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for guided underground tours
Family days out...
Best days out Cornwall - check out all the best places to be!
Healy's Cornish Cyder Farm - see how local cider is made and enjoy a little taste!
St Agnes treasure trail - Murder mystery trail around St Agnes, a great way to explore the village
The Blue Reef aquarium, Newquay - great attraction next to the beach with some fantastic fishy displays
Fal River - comprehensive info on all things Falmouth, including river cruises and other local attractions
Roskillys Farm - wander round the farm where lovely Cornish ice cream is made, and of course sample the end product!
Callestick Farm - visit the farm where delicious Callestick ice cream is made
Newquay Zoo - hundreds of species, childrens play areas, animal feeding times and good cafe
Paradise Park, Hayle - Wildlife sanctuary, gardens and indoor play barn
Screech Owl Santuary - wildlife park near Newquay
Dairyland Farm World - a good day out for the little ones with indoor playbarn
Lappa Valley steam railway - train rides, play areas, nature trails, crazy golf and more
Lands End - see the spectacular westernmost tip of mainland UK
Flambards theme park - large selection of rides and indoor attractions
Camel Creek Adventure Park - formerly Crealy, a great family theme park with rides and outdoor and indoor play areas for all
Waterworld Newquay - great fun pool for kids (and adults!) of all ages