Head to the beach, go for a walk, spot seasonal wildlife and explore the area. Porth is near the tip of the Roseland peninsula, with sea on one side and a creek on the other. From here, you can take in spectacular views from a network of footpaths including the South West Coast Path, or watch the waves roll in on a stroll along the sandy beach.
Go walking at Porth
Pull on your walking boots, wrap up warm and stride out for a bracing coastal adventure. Porth is right on the South West coast path, with a real choice of walks for all abilities.
Stroll through the woods around Froe Creek and Percuil, cut through to Bohortha and St Anthony Head, or head along the coast to Portscatho. Choose your route and take in all that Roseland has to offer including woodland, farmland, sea and quay,
Spot seasonal wildlife at Porth
The seas around Porth 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.
See the seals safely
The seals often pop their heads up through the waves, but please try to keep the noise down if you come across them when they're hauled out on land.
Soak up the history
There is evidence that Porth has been a farming settlement for at least 700 years, old records show that a settlement called Pord was first recorded here in 1322. Those buildings have now long disappeared, replaced most recently with the 19th-century buildings which are now converted into tenanted homes, holiday cottages, café and toilets.
How to get to Porth
Porth is easy to walk to along the coast path from Gerrans and Portscatho. If you are travelling by car you’ll need to navigate narrow lanes with lots and twists and turns before arriving to park up in one of two parking areas.
Once a very quiet corner of Cornwall, the area can now get very busy and we ask drivers to park with care and respect our neighbours.
Take a look at our guidelines for responsible seal spotting and top tips for seal watching.
Top recommendations for places to visit in our care in Cornwall; from visiting exotic gardens or ancient houses, to exploring the mining history, all encircled by a much-loved coastline.
Head off the beaten track from some of the Trust’s smaller and more secluded car parks, listed here by region or country and complete with postcodes.
Try out the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities children can enjoy by the sea, from paddling or swimming, to catching crabs and skimming stones.
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