Things to see and do

Porth-near Portscatho

Porth is near the tip of the Roseland peninsula, with sea on one side and a creek on the other. Easy to walk to on the coast path from Gerrans and Portscatho, or travelling by car you'll need to navigate narrow lanes with lots of twists and turns before arriving to park up in one of the two parking areas.

Porth is very busy for a quiet place

Towan beach is somewhere to come year round, in the summer it's great for paddling, picnics and snoozing on a rug. When the sea's not so warm it's still nice to walk along and maybe sit awhile and gaze out to sea.

The Thirstea Co cafe at Porth
The Thirstea Co
The Thirstea Co cafe at Porth

The Thirstea co

During the winter for 2019/20 the old ranger buildings and public lavatories went under a dramatic transformation to create a beautiful new café complex. The Thirstea Co café (concession) is run by Seth and Jodi who you many have seen serving you from their vintage van Earl in previous years.
Read more about their journey on their Instagram and Facebook pages and for up to date information and opening times please go to their website


Porth is right on the South West coast path, with a real choice of walks for all ages and abilities. Stroll though the woods around Froe Creek and Percuil, cut through to Bohotha and St Anthony Head, or along the coast to Portscatho.  


The seas around are full of interesting creatures, take time to peep into the rock pools, or sit on the beach and see what bird and marine life is around you. The seals often pop their heads up to check on us humans, but please try to keep the noise down if you come across them when they're hauled out on land.

How to watch seals responsibly without disturbing them (PDF / 1.3388671875MB) download

Roseland Porth riverside waymarker

Woodland, farmland, sea and quay

A walk that takes in glimpses through dappled woodland across the Percuil river, views down the Carrick roads to Falmouth and clifftop vistas from Killigerran Head overlooking Gerrans Bay and beyond.