Restaurant and takeaway options within Portreath
Portreath bakery is great for pasties, buns and lunch time fayre.
Dominos will deliver, available to order online
The Waterfront. Located very close to the property. This pub serves lunch and dinner
The Basset Arms. This very old traditional pub is situated in the Portreath valley about 200meters from Portreath beach. Open for lunch and dinner. 01209 842077
The Portreath Arms. The Portreath Arms is a family owned and run Bar, Restaurant and 7-bedroom Hotel located in the centre of the village just a short walk away from Portreath’s harbour and beach. Serving lunch, afternoon tea (summer only) and dinner. 01209842259
The Atlantic: On the sea front offers great fish and chips
The Terrace Restaurant. Located in the Gwel An Mor holiday complex offers ‘the most authentic Mediterranean food in Cornwall’. By day The Terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a Cornish cream tea or a leisurely lunch at one of the al fresco tables and in the evenings serves a delicious menu. 01209 844132
Tideline Cafe: Tideline cafe is a cosy, little Cornish eatery nestled in the centre of Portreath. The cafe menu has been designed to satisfy the tastebuds of everybody whether you’re a local looking for a tasty & reliable breakfast, surfers grabbing a snack on the go or just the one off visitors looking for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in a friendly environment. 01209 844888
Tung Sing: At Tung sing you can enjoy the finest Cantonese cuisine. A variety of dishes and generous, delicious, and affordable portions. The menu is available online to plan your order. 01209 844672
Walking and Cycling
There are many walking and cycling routes in and around Portreath. The Coast-to-Coast route runs from Portreath through to Devoran on the southern Cornish coast, taking in some of the area’s best preserved tramways and through the UNESCO World Heritage Cornish Mining centre. This trail is an 11 mile trail that is suitable for walkers and cyclists (see http://www.intocornwall.com/engine/azabout.asp?guide=Coast+to+Coast+Trail).
Other walks can be found at http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walks/near/portreath.
We recommend the OS Explorer map 104 available from local bookshops or buy online.
Cornwall has an abundance of well known attractions and Portreath is an ideal base from which to explore them all. However if you fancy a day closer to home, besides the wonderful beach, what else is on offer …?
Tehidy Country Park, Camborne
Tehidy woods are the largest woodland in West Cornwall covering over 250 acres. The country park here features over 9 miles of paths and trails, a lake and café with picnic area. Tehidy is a great family day out and dogs are welcome too.
Cornish Mines and Engines, Redruth
Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust
The National Trust site Cornish Mines and Engines offers an insight into the mining heritage of Cornwall. The old engine houses are dramatic reminders of a time when the county was an important centre of tin, copper and china clay mining. The two giant beam engines on the site were used to pump water from a depth of 550 metres and to transport both men and ore between the mining levels and the surface. These engines were originally powered by high pressure steam, as introduced by the well-known local engineer Richard Trevithick. Today one of them is powered by electricity.
The fascinating Industrial Discovery Centre and a social history exhibition are also on this site, providing an all round overview of Cornwall’s industrial past. There is an interesting audio-visual presentation.
The site is situated at Pool, between Redruth and Camborne, close to the A30 junction for Camborne East. There is free parking at the main car park shared with Morrison’s superstore. Various facilities are available on site.
Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3NP
Redeveloped 19 acre site of one of Cornwall’s most active and long running mines. Heartlands both celebrates the areas mining heritage with in situ exhibits and moves on, with landscaped gardens and an excellent adventure playground
Set in nineteen acres of industrial wasteland belonging to the former South Crofty mine, Heartlands is a flagship visitor attraction designed to inject some energy and funding into one of Cornwall’s most impoverished areas.
South Crofty mine finally closed in the mid 1990s, after four hundred years of mining activity. The abandoned site lay derelict for more than a decade, while members of the local community worked hard to secure the thirty five million pounds of funding needed to re-develop it. Most of this money finally came from the Big Lottery Fund, in the form of the biggest grant ever awarded to a single project.
Located in Pool, just off the A30, Heartlands forms part of theCornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and features state-of-the-art exhibition spaces, affordable art and craft studios, botanical gardens designed to represent the different countries Cornish men mined in, a cafe housed in a grade two listed former carpentry shed and the biggest adventure playground in Cornwall.
Sustainable homes have also been built on site and the Camborne Registration Office is soon to move here.
At the heart of Heartlands is Robinson’s Shaft, a feat of engineering that reached 238 fathoms underground, that’s 1428 feet or 435 metres – higher than Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall. The shaft is still in possession of a unique Cornish pumping engine that dates back to 1854.
Heartlands, which opened in 2012, is managed by the Heartlands Trust as a social enterprise, designed to benefit Cornwall, especially the Camborne, Pool and Redruth regeneration area.
It is free to visit. Check the website for seasonal events and temporary exhibitions.
Robinson’s Shaft, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY
Cornwall Gold , Portreath
An all weather family attraction, where visitors can watch the experts produce exquisite pieces of hand crafted jewellery
In addition to being the largest gold and silver jewellery showroom in Cornwall making and selling hand crafted jewellery, Cornwall Golds also has fascinating exhibits, attractions and various hands-on activities for all age groups. Visitors can pan for gold, dig for hidden pirate treasure and see such unlikely exhibits as the De Lorean time machine and an Aston Martin DB5. The centre itself is surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens and has a fully licensed coffee shop. It is situated at Tolgus Mill in Portreath near Redruth.
Tolgus Mill, New Portreath Rd, Portreath, Cornwall, TR16 4HN
King Edward Mine Museum, Camborne
King Edward Mine Museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. Visitors are shown live demonstrations of tin processing. The mine is featured on BBC2’s Edwardian Farm.
Troon, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9DP