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. It's off the beaten track and far from dull.

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 Tea Company at Porth
People sitting by The Thirstea Tea Company van at Porth
The Thirstea Tea Company at Porth

The Thirstea co

Throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn look out for 'Earl', the vintage van, lovingly converted from an old Citroen horse box. Regularly setting up at Porth, just next to Towan beach, near Portscatho, they brew a whole range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as baking an ever changing selection of cakes to enjoy after a Martin's bakery pasty.

Find them here every day except Fridays, 11am to 5pm.

Follow Earl's adventures on their Facebook and website.


Porth is right on the South West coast path, with a real choice of walks for all ages. 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

bridge over the stream at Porth, Roseland, Cornwall

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.