Best Things to See & Do in Porthtowan

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  • Wheal Coates - Towanroath Engine House

    The stretch between St Agnes and Portreath, a mere seven miles, is characterised by bizarre place names - Tubby's Head, Tobban Horse, Sheep Rock - and picturesque remnants of the mining industry. St Agnes is part of the ...

  • Wheal Coates - Towanroath Engine House

    The Wheal Coates mine opened in 1802 and was worked until its closure in 1889. It was re-opened for a short period between 1911 and 1913 when it was finally closed.

    The site is most notable for its three engine houses...

  • Mount Hawke Skate Park

    Mount Hawke is the Southwest's biggest indoor skatepark with its 24,000 sq ft purpose built warehouse featuring sections suitable for all abilities. World class ramps and bowls for skateboard, bmx and scooters.

    Along with the wooden ramps...

  • The Track - Portreath

    The Track is 5 acres of dirt jumps suited to all levels of riders from beginner to pro. The setup is family friendly with cafe and plenty of areas to chill out.

    Although it's called "The Track" there are  a number of interconnecting routes...

  • Base Camp - Portreath

    Base Camp offers hours of indoor fun for all ages. There is over 2,000 square feet of soft play along with West Cornwall's only "Clip'n'Climb" climbing wall. Free wifi in the Cafe which serves a range of drinks, snacks and light meals.

  • 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.

  • Cornwall Gold Jewellery

    An all weather family attraction, where visitors can watch the experts produce exquisite pieces of hand crafted jewellery

  • Gwennap Pit

    It is believed that the original pit was a 'natural' depression in the surrounding area, probably caused by the surface collapsing into an abandoned mine dig below. The fact that the pit does not collect water to this day, probably adds...

  • Trevellas Coombe stream - St Agnes

    Tour of tin streams with the opportunity to see the processing of the mineral to finished articles. Tin giftware and jewellery cast on site.

  • Crantock Beach, near Newquay

    The path leaves Newquay from just above the harbour, climbing to Towan Head past an old Huer's hut. The cliffs here are home to a number of species of bird such as Fulmars, Kittiwakes and, further out to sea, Petrels and...

  • Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust

  • Carn Brea Castle Vista

    Overlooking both Camborne and Redruth and reaching up to 738 feet above sea level is Carn Brea. The carn can be seen from most high ground in Cornwall and the monument on top easily picked out. Conversely the view from the top of the Carn takes...

  • Roseland House

    18th century Mine Captain's House surrounded by a one acre garden with a large range of exotic and unusual plants. Attached nursery

  • Skullduggery Laser Tag

    Bombadingas & Skullduggery has something for all ages, whatever the weather. For toddlers up there is a reasonably sized soft play area featuring all the usual slides, ball pools and climbing frames. There is also a slight twist in the form...

  • Heartlands

    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

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